Odie House
Rock&Gem Magazine|December 2020
A good friend, and wonderful artisan both lapidary and silversmith h, Odie is always fun to chat with. There is always something beautiful to see when Odie is in the “house.”
Erin Dana Blazrette

Erin Dana Blazrette: Where is this material from, and what drew you to it?

Odie House: This is one of the many amazing agates that comes from Mexico. The vivid colors and banding have always caught my eye. It’s always fun to cab a premium material, and the results are amazing!

EDB: How long have you been a rockhound and lapidary artist, and what attracted you to cabbing?

OH: I’ve been a rock hound most of my life, collecting rocks and minerals with my father.

He was a great teacher. I have many fond memories of our trips together in Arizona.

EDB: What process do you use when creating cabs? Is there any special technique used when creating the featured cab?

OH: The process of cabbing for me starts with searching for that special rough material, that I always hope will prod duce quality cabochons.

EDB: What is a new cabbing approach that is bringing you great excitement?

OH: One of the ma any new opportunities presented daily is creating composite cabs. The material combinations are endless. They are a nice addition to the wonderful selection of natural materials available.

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