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Stone - 13x18mm Oval Cabochon - Hubei Turquoise w Copper MatrixStone - 13x18mm Oval Cabochon - Hubei Turquoise w Copper Matrix

Stone - 13x18mm Oval Cabochon - Hubei Turquoise w Copper Matrix

$9.71

  • Manufactured by: Dakota Stones
  • SKUs74249
  • Availability :Out of Stock
Hubei Turquoise - From the Hubei province in Northern China. Two of the finest mines in the Hubei province are the Yungai, which means, "a mountain covered with cloud" and the Zhuxi "a mountain where growing plenty of bamboo." Turquoise is an ancient gemstone, one of the first known to history....
Color: Blue

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Hubei Turquoise - From the Hubei province in Northern China. Two of the finest mines in the Hubei province are the Yungai, which means, "a mountain covered with cloud" and the Zhuxi "a mountain where growing plenty of bamboo." Turquoise is an ancient gemstone, one of the first known to history. This is a composite stone, with Copper added for interest.

Natural. 13mm x 18mm By the each.

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Stone - 13x18mm Oval Cabochon - Hubei Turquoise w Copper Matrix


<p> Cabochons!</p> <p> 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.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 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 <a href="http://jewelrymaking.about.com/library/weekly/aa072900.htm" target="_blank">here</a> for more details. </p> <p>  </p> <p> 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. :-(</p>