Polymer "Red Drum" vase by Jon Stuart Anderson. "Polymer clay gives artists the opportunity to create graphics in a way that no other medium has allowed. And cross-pollinate graphic excellence with a 3 dimensional form.
No, I didn't break the bank on lapidary pieces. Since I've purchased Lynda Moseley's tute the other day I've been busy making my own cabs. And sanding. Each cab is sanded to 4000 grit, then machine buffed for that wonderful glow.