As a child I was lucky enough to take lapidary classes for the space of about a year. Every Friday evening, my dad would drop me off at the rock shop for a few hours and I'd spend that time learning how to cut, shape and polish cabochons. I kept a few of the stones, gave away a few, lost a few.
This is one of the keepers. Many years later, it finally finds a “home” in a copper wire wrap.
I wish I could remember what type of stone it is. I'd like to say a type of jasper, but not sure.
Used the technique outlined in Remy Heath’s Border Wrap Prong Pendant tutorial. If you are looking to learn this method, it is well worth the investment.