Using a Cabochon

I’ve been making these dragon’s eyes lately – and someone around here, who is as fond of dragons as I am, just had a birthday – so I figured a dragon’s eye necklace was in order. The thing about these dragon’s eyes is that they are made “off-mandrel.” Which, for those of you who aren’t into lampworking, means that instead of being made on a nice, sturdy rod of stainless steel, like a bead, they are precariously balanced on the end of a rod of glass while being made – which makes them about an order of magnitude harder to …