Sunday, January 20, 2013

I Heart Macro - cabs!

Hello friends,

Two posts in a day...  playing catch up!

Yesterday, I had a day away from preparing the house for sale and took a trip to the country for a Lapidary and gem show at Yarragon, Victoria.

I have always wanted to try and set a cab in silver but needed to buy a cab to try it! I couldn't help myself and bought a few cabs to try and also the tools that help fold/push the metal over the stone.

Next step... the silver, the bezel and the instructions.....
I have no idea if these are 'good' or not.. I just chose a few from the ones available that I liked.

Fossilised coral x 2, dendritic agate, Botswana agate, Purple Chalcedony and an Australian Garnet

Tools for pushing the edges of the metal over the cab.

Now to make the time to put these babies together!

Linking up to Lori's for I Heart Macro

studio waterstone


Cheers for now,

5 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful cabochons! I have a friend that cuts, polishes and sets Lightning Ridge opals into silver.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

The soldering skills learned in Deryn's class will come in handy. The fossilized coral looks intriguing. Have fun!

My Life Under the Bus said...

I would love to learn some silver skills I can't wait to see them!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful stones. The corals are lovely. Have fun!

WhimzicalGrace said...

I just love the Purple Chalcedony!
I would like some for my
Hand Beaded Jewelry

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