Rattle 2 Bead: Faceting Design Diagram

Successful tips and guide on Faceting Designs. A Faceting Design Diagram by Jeff R. Graham that presents various cuts, this one is called "Rattle 2 Bead".


Quartz (Amethyst, Citrine, Ametrine, Smokey, Rose)

Rattle 2 Bead Girdle Jeff Graham Facet Design1Rattle 2 Bead Girdle Jeff Graham Facet Design2

Rattle 2 Bead (BEAD38.JRG)
By Jeff R. Graham
Copyright 2007
Angles for R.I. = 1.54
224 facets
8-fold, mirror-image symmetry
96 index
L/W = 1.000
H/W = 1.058
Vol./W^3 = 0.439



Addition # 14 - NOTE: A temporary girdle can be cut using the P1 settings. This is a little complicated. It should be a large bead and cut in lightly saturated material.

Detailed faceting instructions by Jeff Graham available at The Rock Peddler

Jeff R. Graham

The late Jeff Graham was a prolific faceter, creator of many original faceting designs, and the author of several highly-regarded instructional faceting books such as Gram Faceting Designs.

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