Featured Looking For (3) 8mm Stone Cabs

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by tie.dye.cat, Feb 25, 2023.

  1. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    I know we have an ISO forum, but I don't think it likely gets a lot of traffic, so I thought I'd post this here. I am looking for 3 8mm real stone cabochons to finally repair this bracelet:


    I am running into trouble finding an assorted lot of 3 different types of stones. All the ones on ebay are from China, and I can't even be sure what the heck I'd be getting as they have confusing titles like "Real Stone Cabochons Resin" (???), and the pictures they show are a mixture of smooth, faceted, flatbacks, and completely flat cabochons.

    If I go to bead stores, they don't seem to sell an assortment; you have to buy 10 of this kind of stone and 10 of that kind of stone, etc.

    I'm more than willing to pay someone for them, I just am having a hard time finding what I want online. Thanks to anyone who might be able to sell 3 of them to me!

    ps. the last time I posted this, it was pointed out that even though the stones in the bracelet appear rounded in the back, that flatbacks should work just as well.
  2. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Is that bracelet Indian,Tibetan,Chinese ? Nice piece great question.
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Tie, most of the cabs I see seem to be glass, which is what they used a lot on these bracelets. If you search for Czech glass cabs you may find the right ones.
    Gorgeous bracelet, that goes without saying.:happy:
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  5. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Italian-Fooled me.
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  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  7. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    That reminds of the time I walked into an Italian Restaurant in Lithuania that served egg rolls & ketchup as our appetizer.;)
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  8. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've used firemountain in the past and looked at their site today as well, but I run into the problem of having to buy 10 of this kind, 10 of that kind, etc. It just adds up to more than I wanted to spend on it. I'll take another looksee though; maybe I just missed a mixed lot.
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    A Chitalian restaurant with some American staff?;)
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  10. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Ok, smacking myself in the head. If I had slowed down for a second and thought about it, I would have realized that they were glass. I developed a one track mind for finding replacements for the "real" stones.

    Anyways, thank you for the suggestion for the czech cabs; I think I'll have better luck finding them with that search term.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2023
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  11. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Here's one just like it minus a couple of the fob charms:


    ^^This one says German, so I'll have to pull out my loupe to see if it's marked.

    I didn't even realize that it may be italian as AJ suggested, so I'm glad you asked that question.
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  12. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    A ChiAmericanLithu Staff-Harpo,Zeppo & Groucho-it was surreal (Dali was waxing his mustache w/ soy sauce)...to say nothing of the dog.
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  13. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    I’ll have a look in my stash. It could take some time…..
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  14. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    I looked but all I could find were some glass faux opals at 9mm :(
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  15. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Those Etruscan style fobs were also sold separately (and still are), so Italian fobs could easily have ended up on a German bracelet.
    I have seen them on all sorts of different style bracelets.

    I guess it is like charm bracelets, you buy nice charms every time you have money, or maybe you are given them.
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Once your mind is convinced, that's what you are made to think you need.:playful:
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  17. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Thanks KSW. Just got a several pound haul from a thrift store, so maybe I'll come across something there as well.
  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    If all else fails, check Mr Stones and see what they've got. I'd agree they're married to the chain.
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  19. tie.dye.cat

    tie.dye.cat Well-Known Member

    Thank you for looking!
  20. Aznathalie

    Aznathalie Well-Known Member

    Search vintage Czech glass cabochons 8mm.
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