A blog about my adventures with rocks. I find them, cut them up and grind them into mud. Or really nifty cabochons.
Jun 11, 2011
Step 1 - The Slab
So I am going to show you how I make a finished cabochon. Sometimes I actually go out in the wild and find my own rough rock, but for this I am going to start with an already cut slab. This is a custom order of Mojave Turquoise. It has been stabilized. (All turquoise in jewelry has been stabilized. Otherwise, it is too soft to work with.) This has had veins of bronze added and the effect is beautiful! But right now, just the slab.