Project Multiples - Glass Pebble Cabs
by Judy Larson
I usually do not like making multiples of the same thing but I do like to try out parts of new designs on three of my friends, AKA my "guinea pigs", who make jewelry. I make the first part and then we each finish it our own way. Generally, the projects I try out with them contain a focal element with a cabochon of some kind.
Instructions
For our next "Finish It" get-together, bezels were made for each of these beautiful non-calibrated Caribbean blue glass pebble cabs and soldered to an open backplate.
It saves a lot of time to make multiples of the same thing at the same time. However, making multiples of the same thing at the same time makes it almost impossible to pair up cabochons with their corresponding bezels so labeling is a must. A small piece of painter's tape was attached to the back of each cab with an arrow that points toward the bezel seam. A number that corresponds to the bezel is also put on the tape. It is hard to see, but the cab number is lightly engraved inside each bezel backplate.
Pro Tip: Glass pebble "cabochons" can be found at most dollar type stores. Just make sure the color goes through the pebble and is not just painted on.
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When making multiples of the same thing, it is a good idea to store each unit separately. Keeping all the little extras that may be used together with the main parts will save time when it comes to assembly.
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Materials

24 Gauge Dead Soft Sterling Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H8-24SM6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $25.63
  • Gold Club Price: $19.22
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28 Gauge 3/16" Fine Silver Bezel Wire
H9-28BZL
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $7.49
  • Gold Club Price: $5.62
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Tools

Basic Sawing Kit
G15-7
  • G15-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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GB2001 Self-Igniting Butane Micro-Torch
TRCH-GB2001
  • TRCH-GB2001
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $84.95
  • Gold Club Price: $63.71
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WireJewelry 9 Inch Rotating Turntable with Fire Brick
G32-9910
  • G32-9910
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $39.95
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education