Cabochons for Bead Embroidery, Part 2

I mentioned previously that I was going to go shopping again for cabochons for bead embroidery.  Well I did, and now I'm going to share some photos with you!  Keep in mind that the photos are of the "naked cab" and aren't beaded as yet.

Jasper, O Jasper

I got two different kinds of jasper (a semi-precious gemstone).  I adore jasper because the colors and patterns can be out of this world!

The jasper cab shown at the right is called Owyhee picture jasper, and with good reason!  These jaspers tend to resemble landscapes, and the this one is no exception.

The photo doesn't show it as well as I'd like, but when you hold this in your hand, it looks like a hillside, with a tree on the right hand side.  As soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to have it.  And it was a great deal, too!  I paid around $3, and got free shipping.  The cab is roughly 40x30mm in size.

The other jasper I snagged is called Pilbara Hill Jasper (on your left).  To me, it looks like a kind of sunrise or sunset (haven't decided which yet).

This one is also 40x30 mm in size, and I paid a bit more for it, seeing as I got into a bit of a bidding war for this cab.  Still, I paid less than $7 and got free shipping so as far as I am concerned, I am very happy.

Now you'll notice that both of these cabs are in earthy kinds of colors -- shades of beige, rust, tan, with a little gray thrown in as well.  Alas, I have yet to see any picture-type jasper than is in anything but these earth tones.  And even though I don't generally wear much in the tan/rust color family, I plan to get more clothes so I can proudly wear these!  🙂

How Ya Doing, Ruby?

The next cabochon for bead embroidery I won was a ruby in zoisite cab.  Yes, it's real ruby, but of course not gem-quality since it's so occluded.  Still, the contrast of the rpink/red of the ruby against the greens of the zoisite.  For the life of me, I could not get a good picture of this cab -- it is much more vibrant than it looks in the photo to the right.

The size of this cabochon for beading is roughly 30x20 mm, maybe a shade bigger.  I paid considerably more for this one -- $12.50 -- but still got the free shipping.  I really liked the cab, so I think I got a good deal on it.  It has so many possibilities for bead embroidery!

If you decide to go ebaying (which is where I got these), keep in mind that if you are looking for free shipping deals (and there are quite a few), it may take some time for the cab to get to you.  For these particular cabs, they came from either Hong Kong or India, so it took a good 3 to 4 weeks to receive them.  I have received them faster (sometimes as soon as 10 days), but you should expect 3 to 4 weeks.

Well, time to get these cabs onto their backing so I can bead them!

TWO 18x13 18mm x 13mm Picture Jasper Scarab Cab Cabochon Gem Stone Gemstone sc37
TWO 18x13 18mm x 13mm Picture Jasper Scarab Cab Cabochon Gem Stone Gemstone sc37
$10.59
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DJM Owyhee Picture Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
DJM Owyhee Picture Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
$44.00
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FOUR 12mm Round Center Drilled Picture Jasper Cab Cabochon Gem Gemstone pjc18
FOUR 12mm Round Center Drilled Picture Jasper Cab Cabochon Gem Gemstone pjc18
$7.59
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DJM Carrasite Porcelain Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
DJM Carrasite Porcelain Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
$90.00
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DJM Mexican Scenic Landscape Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
DJM Mexican Scenic Landscape Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
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DJM Mexican Scenic Landscape Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
DJM Mexican Scenic Landscape Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
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Natural Picture Jasper Oval Cab 30mm x 40mm Please see Description
Natural Picture Jasper Oval Cab 30mm x 40mm Please see Description
$5.51
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BEAUTIFUL PICTURE JASPER PENDANT CAB CAN front DRILL 4U U1350
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE JASPER PENDANT CAB CAN front DRILL 4U U1350
$8.00 (5 Bids)
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BEAUTIFUL PICTURE JASPER PENDANT CAB CAN front DRILL 4U U1352
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE JASPER PENDANT CAB CAN front DRILL 4U U1352
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DJM Owyhee Picture Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
DJM Owyhee Picture Jasper Cabochon Picture Jasper cab
$34.00
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