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Carving Cabochons From the Back

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This class  will be focusing on making a cabochon that incorporates carving in its overall shape. The carving will be done on the back thus the material has to be quite translucent so the carving will show through to the front.  The material that will be used is milky chalcedony, light carnelian or gray chalcedony. This material is rather abundant but the results are rather striking in appearance. This class will be done by carving a design from the back of the cab utilizing round and V diamond burs. Students will also be fabricating various shapes of wood pieces to sand and polish the features that are carved in the back. The finished piece can be used for a beautiful pendant.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Stoddard Annex

Robert Rush 



Please read:  There will be a $10 material fee to be paid to the instructor. Previous lapidary experience is a prerequisite. The lapidary material will be supplied by the instructor but students are encouraged to bring their favorite pieces that are suitable for the project. Slabs that are a bit thicker than the standard cabochon material are preferred as long as they are very translucent.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Materials Cost:


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/28/2018 - 3/14/2018 Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Modesto, Stoddard Annex  Map, Room: Lapidary Robert Rush