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Agate Cab Entries for Dec 15th through Jan 1st !

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« on: December 10, 2008, 03:22:06 am »

How about if this two week cab entry be for any type agate.

Freeform style. Anything goes...

Cabs and or finished jewelry  :)

Lets have some fun !  ;D



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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 08:36:40 am »

I'd no sooner finished with another of my favorite plumes. (Priday) Than it walked out the door without a photograph! Went to a lady who has sold jewelry for the last 40 years. She said "It is one of the finest agates I have ever seen!" I only have two of these old t'egg slabs left. Always hunting for the much under-rated Priday plume t'eggs. I am pretty proud of it. Anyway....It was my entry for the month! So I brought in my trim saw and when it warms up I will form out another one and get this post ammended with a pic before it too disappears. In the mean-time try to imagine an oval with a great, floral plume pattern....................Bob 8)

Here it is! I don't expect this one to hang around too long either. Bob

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 06:45:00 pm »

She is a beauty Bob!

Thanks for joining in  :)

We have a break in the snow so warmed up the garage. Got caught up on some past due cabs and made sure to get my entry done while had it warmed up out there.

Not absolutely sure if this is a Botswana, or a Morocco agate. Also had a guess that it might be a Russian Agate.

I am leaning towards the Morocco after seeing it on the Unconventional lapidaries site.

Any hooo...... here is my entry  :)

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 10:49:24 pm »

Bob, that is spectacular!  Thank you for sharing...
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 11:40:07 am »

Here is a deercreek fire agate with somefire.


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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 01:54:20 pm »

That is a beautiful Fire Agate Travelerga  :)
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 02:28:05 pm »

Nice one George! People sure like the drusy's. Great Fire agate too travelerga!My 3 pitiful fire agates are still sitting on the bench half shaped.I have been saving drusy stuff George someday i will have to post some pics..... Bob
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2008, 03:44:41 pm »

thanks, it is a toss up between fire agates and morrisonite as to which I like the most.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2008, 11:15:38 am »

I am leaning towards the Morocco after seeing it on the Unconventional lapidaries site.

It looks like a Morocco agate to me. But, I might be biased.


Here is a Tennessee Agate that I finished and put online.


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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2008, 05:07:14 pm »

I think your Tennessee agate just became one my favorites out of the entries so far.

Really nice agate and great shape !

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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2008, 11:15:32 am »

How about a white banded agate.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2008, 12:31:37 pm »

How about a white banded agate.
Bob

Bob, please tell me more about the stone and your creation!
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2008, 02:26:43 pm »

Nice one Bob !

Thanks for joining in  :)
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2008, 02:49:21 pm »

I like it!    Bob
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2008, 04:06:41 pm »

I think the agate is from the Warm Springs Reservoir area in Oregon. I tried to maintain as much of the clear border around the white bands as I could. There were some black filled fractures on the bottom so I had to grind quite a bit into the "V" area to eliminate them. This cab is about 1 3/4" tall. I try to emphasize the patterns within the material when I design the shapes for the cabs.
I also do a lot of very large cabs (up to 7" across) primarily for my gem show display case.
Bob
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