Basic Cabochon Cutting for Jewelry Makers Video Download

Learn expert lapidary techniques from Michael Boyd to advance your jewelry designs with your own gemstone cutting in this workshop DVD packed with step-by-step directions, stone cutting tool information, and more.

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Rock your cabochons!

Learn lapidary skills you need to advance your jewelry designs

Join award winning lapidary and metalsmith artist Michael Boyd for this workshop DVD dedicated to stone cutting and design. With detailed steps and directions, explore the possibilities cutting your own cabochons provides your jewelry designs.

Jumpstart your gemstone cutting skills with this in-depth informational workshop that explores all the must-know information for cutting gemstones perfect for any metalsmith jewelry artist looking to advance their lapidary skills. Boost your lapidary skills as you learn the basics for drilling, smoothing, and polishing cabochons to create beautiful professional stones. Then, uncover expert advice for finding rough, cutting stones with natural surface edges, and more techniques that take go beyond the basics.

Order your copy of this must-have workshop DVD today to:

  • Successfully cut your own cabochons from start to finish with detailed stone cutting tool and equipment lists, step-by-step directions, and must know safety information.
  • Learn how to choose the right bits, grits, and polishes to get the perfect gem every time.
  • Explore flat lapping techniques, drill tiny or large holes with ease, master polishing methods using graduated grits, and more.
  • Learn dopping methods for adding temporary handles to tough-to-grip stones.
  • And much more!

Discover this ultimate workshop DVD ideal for learning how to cut a stone, and integrate it into your jewelry designs simultaneously. Finally you can master cutting your own gemstones with this lapidary workshop packed with useful information, must-know techniques, and expert tips you won’t want to be without. Start cutting dynamic and beautiful stones to take your jewelry designs above and beyond today!

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Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Michael Boyd
Customer Reviews (2)
May be okay for some but waste of money for me
I am admittedly a rank beginner, and had no idea what to expect from this video. With that said, I’m glad I paid only $5, because I had not watched for 5 min before I wished I had not purchased it. First, Interweave almost always fails to give enough info about videos, so I was not aware that not only would I need certain equipment (which is expected) but that it would be wildly had better be really serious about cabachons before you even bother. More important, the instructor is not a good teacher. (I am a college professor and have some idea if what it might take.) He did not explain anything about equipment or setup to start. For a beginner, you need clear, precise wording and explanations. His hands usually block what he did with the saws...perhaps understandably, but still, not terribly helpful. With that said, he seems like a very nice fellow, and I sensed, for what it’s worth, a desire to communicate his passion about what he does. However, if you are looking for more than some exposure to this craft to get an idea off what it involves, perhaps you should look elsewhere. Review by Cynthia (Posted on 5/7/2018)
Michael is one of my lapidary heroes. He is a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful teacher. I took pages of useful notes and will watch this again. Definitely worth the time and money, even if you’re not completely a beginner. Review by Michele (Posted on 3/11/2018)
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