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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Why I Cut My Own Cabs



I wish I had gotten a picture of the little piece of rough I had. I squeezed every bit out of it. I wanted this pendant cab to have that that wonderful black gradient in it and for it to graduate to the top. I wanted matching cabs that I could groove wrap. I got them. My way. :)



I wanted to capture a surreal scene in this sci fi exotica porcelain jasper. I did. You see the asteroid or meteorite/shooting star crashing down in the alien landscape?? When I was buying cabs, I had to search long and hard for stones like this. Not anymore. If I see a good scene, I capture it.

Want to see another picture I found? I won't list the picture here, but if you aren't easily offended by pictures of personal body parts then you can see it here. Here's hoping it survives being polished. Doh!

(Thank you Deb for the rock hard slab and to Joyce (patroness of my art) for purchasing the 2 finished pieces. They weren't even in my Etsy store for a day. :) )

Have a great weekend, y'all!

10 comments:

  1. LOL, the rock hard slab made my morning! I almost spit out my coffee. Keep em coming! BTW, I love your work. I was always afraid of groove wrapping, but I see what you have done, and think I might try it. I thought it might just damage the cabs, but it really is a dainty and beautiful wrap. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Mary :) I'm glad you didn't spit your coffee!!! LOL! That would have been a mess.

      I should have been more clear about the groove-- the earrings are groove wrapped, not the pendant. Actually the little earring stones were harder to do. I think the bigger the stone, the better. But, I really only wanted to do earrings with it. We'll see, though. You absolutely can damage the stones- just to let you know. If the stone is too thin on either side of the groove, or, the stone is real soft, it can be damaged. I know. :) I would try it though, just keep that in mind.

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  2. Tela, These pieces are gorgeous! Love the sci-fi scene and the rock hard slab is incredible! It makes sense why you want to cut your own cabs. You have the talent for it! How do you make the groove for that type of wrap?
    Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Hi Christine and thank you :)

      The groove is made with a special grinder. I posted about it here:

      http://www.blog.telaformosa.com/2012/07/more-tool-time.html

      It's pretty easy to do and like I told Mary, you can mess up, but it's not likely once you figure it out.

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  3. Your rock hard slab cab-to-be is hilarious! Can't wait to see how you wrap that!!! And who would (could) wear it?!

    I'm really looking forward to getting those beautiful pieces!

    Joyce

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    1. Hi Joyce- So you like my "fertility rock"? LOL!!!! I am going to wrap it just for grins and giggles. I don't know who would wear it, but it will probably just stay in my collection-- however- I AM super curious to see if it would sell. I'm betting that it would sell for a pretty penny to the right person. You never know. There is a user at flickr who is quite openly gay in a very manly way and he has favorited a very masculine piece of mine. He might like it. Not to offend anyone or anything- I'm not being stereotypical or homophobic, but his account is full of very macho soft porn (and gorgeous men), so I think he would like a manly wrap of this.

      You should get them by Sat, I think. :)

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  4. Bahahaha! Loving the body part rock. ;)

    Tela, I think it's so cool that you're cutting your own cabs now. It's so nice to be able to just make what you want instead of waiting/hoping for it to show up. That's why I started writing fiction, actually.

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  5. Thanks Sarah :) When I get around to cabbing his highness, I'm gonna do a buff top with a shallow girdle to preserve his manhood.

    Agreed, sometimes you just have to please yourself. (Get out of the gutter everyone, I was talking about writing and cabbing LOL!!)

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  6. Ok, all you gutter snipes, lol, I see a baby in swaddling. Take the cut down a little bit more to show the whole baby. The baby will need a crib to sleep in. Would love to see what you do with that idea. Certainly easier to sell as well.
    Good luck and hugs,
    Lois

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    1. Hi Lois, I hope everything has been good with you.

      LOL! Too late, he's already cabbed up. I totally went to the gutter and never saw a baby in swaddling. That would have been just as cool, though.

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