I made my decisions on the glass cab to put with the stone and had plenty of extras. After that I decided it would be good to practice to set the extra glass cabochon for practice. I made the bezel and soldered the silver to the top.
|This is another style of cabochon (called a bullet cab) you can make in glass - you can get them in stone, but it's more fun and you can make more designs in glass.|
Onward to sawing the top, adding a jump ring and bail, and let's not forget the polishing. It's still looking pretty raw here.
The more complicated piece went through a decision making process for the bail. It's drawn on the paper that's to the right of the piece. I'm adding (universe willing) a swiveling bail to the top. It should be big enough to accommodate a large rubber cord. See the silver piece above the stone with the prongs - that will be the internal part of the bail. Below is a glass tongue shaped cab I'm going to hang from the bottom (see the drawing in the previous post).
In a day or two I ought to have the tongue cab capped and ready to go. I still have to lap sand the top of it so it's nice and flat and do a heck of a lot of forming and soldering.
I will post any progress.