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Grooved Cabochons with Brass Bezels Make for Easier Wirework or Macrame Jewelry Making!

Wire wrapping gemstone cabochons can be tricky, especially for beginners.  Why?  The gemstones are smooth and it is hard to wrap the wire work frame around them with only two hands available. That is why many of us use masking tape to secure the wire work to the gemstone temporarily. The problem is also the same for those who want to create macrame bezels.

The other option is to use grooved cabochons. The main wire length sits in the groove which makes working vastly easier. You could groove any cabochon yourself (see tutorial below). But it might be easier to just buy them!

The grooved labradorite gemstone shown above is from Pargems.   This French supplier has many gorgeous grooved cabochons.  Here are some of my favorites :

Grooved larimar cabochon :

Grooved Crazy Lace Agate Cabochon :

Grooved Red Jasper Cabochon :

Oregon Blue Mountain Jasper :

The beautiful grooved white lace agate cabochon shown here is available from CieloGemStones as is the dendritic agate which follows.

This lovely New Mexico thunder egg gemstone (the raw stone was made out of brown rhyolite, red, clear and grey agate and pale blue common opal)  grooved cabochon is from ProspectingArizona.

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  1. Pearl I want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. It is so informative! Thank you for sharing and all the work you continue to put in this! Here is to another 13 years!! ❤️❤️❤️🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🥰🥰🥰

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Donna! It is feedback like yours which keeps me going!

  2. I am a semi-precious gemstone nut! I've been known to go browse rocks and end up coming home with a huge pile and be hundreds of dollars less in my bank account. But I don't care. I love them.

    Your picks are stunning Pearl. I love labradorite and red jasper, and I keep going back and looking at the blue mountain jasper. Oh my.
    Every piece I've ever made using a crazy lace agate sells immediately. I think people get captivated as I do with all the whorls...
    And the New Mexico thunder egg - wowza!
    Every single one of these are stunning.

    The earth is a magical place and it creates and wears its jewels so beautifully and yet gives them up to us to wear as well. I'm in awe of that as well.

    1. I think we both have the same taste in gemstones. I couldn't not feature those above!

  3. very clever, to groove the edges! i love that crazy lace agate, wow!

  4. Fantastic idea that will make wire wrapping and weaving so much easier!


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