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Congratulations to irockhound and his Moss Agate!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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Outrageous Cab Contest August 2017
« on: August 01, 2017, 08:49:29 AM »

1) Cab must be made by you.
2) Cab must be made within the time period of this contest.  Contest begins on the first of the month and ends on 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month.  NO pulling old cabs from your storage baskets!
3) As long as the basic shape is considered a cab it's golden.  You can enter intarsias and carved top cabs such as cameos etc.  After all, this is the OUTRAGEOUS cab contest!  We love free form cabs!  Pull out the stops and give us the best you have!
4) One entry per person please!
5) Please show photos of your slabs and preforms if you can so we can see your thought process and how you did things.
6) No finished jewelry pieces.  Just the cab.
7) Cab sets are OK.
8) This is only for bragging rights and your cabochon photo posted up top in the forums unless someone posts a lapidary related prize and wants to ship it to the winner of the contest.

Let the games begin!!!   :toothy10:



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Mexican Sagenite
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:04:33 PM »

I love Sagenite and cutting it.  This is a nice solid piece of Mexican Sagenite I picked up a while back.  I cut a pointed badge with a scallop cut hard edge on the top. 


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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 06:15:47 PM »

Nice cab irockhound! I've admiring Asianfires moss agate and remembered I still had two buckets from collecting a couple years ago.
So here's a Yellowstone river mossy, really had to be carefull as to not lose the little flowery den trite in the center of the vug.


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Botswana Agate "Mussel"
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 04:43:38 PM »

I am always picking up weather-worn mussel shells at the beach. I have Botswana agates my father bought direct forty years ago or so and a friend recently slabbed a bunch of them for me. (I now have a 10" saw and could do it myself, but didn't have it running until recently.) Something about them reminded me of the weather-worn mussel shells I have perched on several window sills around the house.  I decided to cut one slab to look like that. Unfortunately, it had an unseen crack following the band of color in one place that separated during trimming, so that cut my design a little short and I had to reshape it a bit smaller. I think it still looks quite a bit like the mussel shells.
NOTE: I've been advised the reason the pictures looked squashed to me is likely because I wasn't using tapatalk. Hopefully, they don't look squashed to you! I'll try tapatalk and see if that fixes it for me. Anyone with the same issue might try the same.
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