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Killer Cabochon Contest Entries For March 2016

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« on: March 04, 2016, 09:39:09 am »

For new members not familiar with how these contests work:

Entries are cabochons only and must be completed during the contest period. No cabs pulled from a drawer please.

Try to include a picture of the original slab, preform and the finished cabochon so we can see what your vision for the finished stone was from start to finish.

Be sure to tell us about the stone, what you liked about it, how it worked up and anything else you experienced while creating your entry for this contest.

You can enter any shape cab and your choice of mineral.

Please note that intarsia, finished jewelry, carvings and composite type cabs can not be entered in this contest.

Join in and have some fun! This is a friendly competition between peers. Winners may or may not receive a prize for their efforts.

Cabs posted here are only for the contest.  One entry per member.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 12:55:16 am »

Someone has to be first.

Talusmans challenge was too much of a temptation.

I selected 5 slabs sitting on my bench and got to work, one cab was a stand-out.
The others I will show latter.

The slab is one of two cut off the heel of a Moroccan agate that has been sitting around for a couple of years.

Preform.

The finished cab sitting on the mother agate.

And finally another of the cab size 35 x 45 mm.

Thanks for looking folks.
   
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2016, 04:14:00 am »

Fantastic love it. I am always searching for graphics in my work, in this one of yours it almost has a 3D effect awesome cab.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2016, 03:21:09 pm »

 Great cab. I have always loved something dotted.
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 11:01:07 pm »

Allen, dang nice!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2016, 12:12:44 pm »

Here is my entry for March...
A piece of Oregon river jasper I collected about 40 years ago out of the Coast Fork of the Willamette.
Finally got a saw that would handle the chunk and found this in there.
This cab measures 2 7/8" x 2 3/8' x 3/16" or 65z52x6 mm.
Thanks for looking,
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 03:27:58 pm »

Great cab Stonemon, we have our contest on the way.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 10:53:51 pm »

Great cabs guys!
Wish I could remember to take pix of my slabs and preforms.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 09:17:57 pm »

Two entries and you have already set the bar kinda high.  I had to search all the slabs to come up with something that would compete.
Here is a slab of lost ledge plume agate from the Cady Mountain
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2016, 07:57:13 pm »

Your cab seems to be on fire.... Nice.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2016, 09:49:51 am »

Hot!
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2016, 05:43:43 pm »

Here's my freeform entry for March. I don't know what kind of agate it is, but it's a little different.
Thanks
Mike


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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2016, 08:47:51 pm »

Fascinating, I kept Enlarging it was see different patterns and shapes. I don't know what kind of agate you have but I like it !!!   
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2016, 11:21:26 am »

Nice one mike!
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2016, 06:27:01 pm »

Thanks!
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