So, as I have started to do Lapidary, I have been given a whole bunch of slabs on New Zealand Jade to play with! Exciting new pieces coming from these slabs in the coming weeks!
I have also managed to finish my first cabochon in Gympie-ite and have started a couple of others which are smaller pieces. It will be interesting to see how these turn out. This is such a great experience, learning how to cut gems to the way you want them cut. I am really looking forward to going ahead and cutting some more pieces but in a way that I want to shape and polish them. As I said – this should start happening next week! If I had more time I would love to be doing this more often and at this stage I can’t really afford to be going out and buying the machinery to at least trim the slabs!
This is where I need to be patient and just wait!