Category: Blog

  • ~Fall Contest~

    ~CONTEST IS CLOSED~ Here at freeformcabs new home in Payson(Whispering Pines), fall is really upon me. The leaves are changing fast, pine needles are dropping even faster, and cold clear starry nights are here for sure. So i am gonna run a contest in lieu of the change of season. ~Here are the rules and lets have fun and invite […]

  • Sourdough bread and the likes of deliciousness!

    So i had to feed my starter again the other day and felt it was time to also make another round of pizza dough and bread for muchin. So i made a lavain style roasted garlic pizza dough and a Vermont style sourdough with wheat.Both recipes can be found in “Bread” a bakers book of […]

  • What ive been up to……

    The last few months have been super busy at the bakery for me. Typical kinda of stuff, not many people want to work and the summer here in Payson is the busy season. So ive been working my butt off because i am a hard worker and really enjoy baking as a fulltime profession. I […]

  • Still my favorite shape….

    Cut from a Kentucky agate with awesome natural yellow color. This is my favorite shape i cut and one you wont find from other cabochon cutters that i have seen. Its a modified wing shape. And the piece is nice and transparent except for the yellow banded zone. enjoy~ From Freeformcabs by Shain Mayer

  • Working with some reds

    Can you identify any of these stones? They are rough preforms in the red spectrum. Can you guess my favorite? From Freeformcabs by Shain Mayer

  • I love my blind disco dog.

    Rodeo is going on 16 years old this year and is te best old dog i could ever know and hold dear. She keeps me good company and though seems almost blicd, will still fetch the ball like none other. From the doob From the doob

  • Using the “Category” format

    The category format on this site is set up mainly for cabochons that are currently “for sale” and “sold” There is a “blog” listing in the category’s for my general content too. But if you visit the cabochons “for sale” page listed from the header. It is a compiled format based on this category system. […]

  • Links page~ who wants in?

    I have started a link referral page and would like to ask anyone that is following or reading this site to join in. ***Who i am looking for are other artists especially in the lapidary trade. I am not looking for vendors unless you are a miner of the rough material you offer for sale. […]

  • playing a game…..

    Contest has ended and the winner is Sherry Clark, please scroll down to the comments to see the cabochon and correct anwser. Thanks! I posted this on my facebook page for freeformcabs and no one is playing. So with three days left to guess, as anyone playing has until the 10th to guess the name. […]

  • Whispering Pines liven

    Here is a slide show of photos ive been taking around my new home just north of Payson, AZ. I grew up partially here and have roots from Grandparents whom spent the better parts of the last of their days here. Its were i find Arizona Diamonds and Fossils as far as the eye can […]