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OOAK Cabochon - Freeform Triangle - RosaritaOOAK Cabochon - Freeform Triangle - Rosarita

OOAK Cabochon - Freeform Triangle - Rosarita

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Rosarita is a by-product of the gold refining process in Alaska in the 50s and 60s. Trace amounts of gold would be lost and end up melted in with the sand from the refining process, producing a beautifully colored waste product from the melted sand and gold. Modern processes don't allow enough gold...
Size: 20-30mm

Shape: Other

Color: Red

Stone Availability: OOAK

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Rosarita is a by-product of the gold refining process in Alaska in the 50s and 60s. Trace amounts of gold would be lost and end up melted in with the sand from the refining process, producing a beautifully colored waste product from the melted sand and gold. Modern processes don't allow enough gold to escape to colour the melted by-product, so it is only available from old sources.

Small chip at the wide end.

17mm x 23mm By the each.

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OOAK Cabochon - Freeform Triangle - Rosarita


Cabochons!

You asked - we deliver. Cabochons are a domed topped stone with a flat back - and you see them used in those spectacular ads on the backs of beading magazines where someone has spend hundreds of hours beading those wonderful bead collars - riffing off the colours and patterns in a central stone cab.

 

The general technique is to glue down the cabochon to some super-suede or some Lacey's stiff stuff, and then start beading a "bezel" around it to hold it in place, and then embellish from there. There's a tutorial here for more details. 

 

Of course - cabochons have been mounted in traditional fabricated metal jewelry for eons, and can also be used in metal clay projects - but we do NOT recommend firing these. (Make the piece first and add the stone after.) We have no idea what will happen to them when fired. Except the dyed turquoise howlite - I can tell you what happens to that! It disappears! Just a little pile of white ash left. :-(