Lapis Lazuli, I have until recently found this a very difficult stone to work as I have never been able to achieve a nice polish at the end of the process, my finished item have always had a very dull finish with almost no shine.
I have just wrapped one of the golden Labradorite cabochons shown in a recent post, it took a while to determine the correct location of the bail to capture and display the Labradoresence to best effect
So you may be wondering where to find, view or even buy our finished gem stone jewellery items,
I selected two of the Labradorite freeform cabochons from the first batch I had recently created, I was looking for the two that had the best display of labradorecense.
We call this our Eco range because there has been no mining activity involved to find this material, also no one has been exploited or put in danger to extract this material and finally we are making use of the waste that has been produced as a result of building projects.
Here we present a finished Carnelian pendant supported by a piece of rough Carnelian to illustrate the sorts of things we do in our workshop. The cabachon was first cut as a slab from the rough rock and was then shaped on our cabachon machine and finally polished on a felt wheel with cerium oxide… Continue reading Carnelian Rough To Finished Pendant