First, I rough cut the cabochon from the slab. It was easy to cut fairly close to the shape I wanted even with the trim saw.
Next, I finished cutting and shaping the angel with a diamond saw blade and stone shaping tool on a dremel.
Next, I ran the stone under hot water for 15 minutes. This smoothed the rough edges fairly well.
Then, I used a 600 grit diamond wheel, very lightly for a short period of time to remove the scratches from my drawing the shape. Then I moved to a 1200 grit diamond wheel until it was smooth. Finally, I finished the polish with a 14000 grit diamond wheel. None of these steps took more than a couple of minutes.
Angelite finishes to a nice satin finish.
Finally, I wire wrapped the stone into an angel.
Dr. Janet Bertog, owner