Making Pretty Stones

I enjoy seeing a process through from start to finish! It gives a real sense of satisfaction to start with a slab of stone and end up with gorgeous jewelry. I spent some time using my lapidary equipment last week. It all started with a special pendant that I posted on facebook. The stone was silver lace onyx and looked like a landscape scene. Well, it sold the next day and there were more customers wanting a similar pendant. Thankfully, I had another gorgeous piece of that slab. So, I was off to cut and polish another cabochon, which is a stone that has been polished with a domed top and flat bottom.

Since I was at it, I cut 7 more cabochons! They are so beautiful. I love watching the dull surface of the stone take on a gleaming polish while the colors intensify.

Now, I just need to wrap these beauties in sterling wire so they can adorn a lovely customer. 🙂

2 Responses to Making Pretty Stones

  1. Rebecca March 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    LOVE the silver lace onyx that hubby bought for me! I’m so thankful that you had another piece to make mine for me for my birthday! It’s so gorgeous and you are amazing at what you do with the stone. Natural stone is so pretty just left alone but when you cut it into a shape and polish it up, you really bring out the colors and textures and it’s even more beautiful when you are done!

    • Janine March 4, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      Thanks, Rebecca! It truly is amazing to see the beauty of these stones. I’m happy to have been able to take part in your special day. Happy Birthday!

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