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Vintage Cabochons & Settings

Cabochon Glass 18mm Red Mottled


Create unique pieces of jewellery from our vintage treasures most of which are sourced globally. We have delightful tales of purchasing sample ranges from retired Czech & German gentlemen who formally worked in the bead and jewellery trade. These men often speak little English and store all their forgotten treasures in the house basement. Other stock has been purchased at auctions and other random contacts. Our vintage stock is:
• Usually a combination of sample ranges & over productions which have never been sold or used;
• Circa 1920s to 1980s;
• A collection of one-of-a-kind pieces;
• Are of a high quality & craftsmanship;
• Will make your designs unlike any others;
• and supplies are, of course, limited.
Stock changes regularly and you will discover new treasures in the collection every time you visit us. They may be here today, and gone tomorrow! First in best dressed!

C 1950s (originals!)
Cabochons are a highly polished, convex shaped, un-faceted smooth surface gem with a flat back for mounting.
They can be used in a setting mount to create a brooch, ring, cuff links or centerpiece; use them with a seed bead stitched bezel, wrap them with wire or set them into polymer clay.
Cabochons are not beads, and do not have holes.

Glue into an 18mm setting to frame the stone using an epoxy glue. e.g Araldite
Alternatively set into a polymer clay and bake.

“Making good jewellery is made up of three basics…good materials, good tools, and good techniques.”

Kaari Meng French General owner, designer & stylist


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