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Rockgirl

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Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:45:19 PM »
This piece I cut for a facebook competition and it really was a step out of the ordinary for me and had a steep learning curve. Really happy I gave it a go though!
Sadly I chipped it in the final polishing stage - it caught on the wheel and hit the ground at high speed  :'(   Best to just stop when you are tired as that is when you stuff up!
I never re-doped it as the chip is in a wedge shape on the edge and think it would shatter out if I try polish it any more.
Other than that I am pretty happy with it!

Getting a nice join for gluing was time consuming but think like anything it would get easier with practice. I got it as close as I could with a dremel and diamond burs then I made a paste out of carborundum and Vaseline and rubbed the two halves together to get them nice and flush.









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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2015, 02:56:52 PM »
That looks great - what are you using for the joints?
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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 03:03:24 PM »
I used Epoxy 330
It is the first time I have ever glued a rock/stone so went with something mentioned regularly on gem related posts.
It worked a treat!  It didnt have a strong smell, mixed up easily and didnt stick to grease proof paper as stated which I had my doubts about.
Karen

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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2015, 06:27:52 PM »
Well done, nice effort.

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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2015, 08:11:15 PM »
A nice effort Rock Girl!  :D

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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2019, 09:02:48 AM »
that is a great idea. I can see a lot of ideas floating around my head. how did you cut the holes? did you drill the holes and then cut two tiny circles to fit the holes/dots??

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Re: Yin Yang in Rose quartz and blue lace agate
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 01:01:34 PM »
Hi Sparklebug,
I used a diamond core drill and tried to keep it as straight as possible. The bits from the centre of the drill worked as being a bit smaller there was room for the glue so they became the inserts.
Karen

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