As a fellow lapidary and also metal smith, I appreciate your comments Rob. Trying to sell my free form cabs has made me decide to stop hauling cabs to shows. They're heavy and take up too much display space.
From now on I'm cabbing only for my wife and my work. I will also make exceptions for friends/Jewelers who appreciate good lapidary work.
We've found that randomly broken slabs, that have been rotary tumbled until the edges are round then finish polished in vibratory tumblers that are the size suitable for wire wrappers to make pendants, etc, sell much faster. By the bucket full at good shows.
Rocky Mountain Wonders