Anytime I work with red cabochons I think of my grandmother. Red was Grandma's favorite color. Growing up my sister & I only had one set up grandparents and lucky for us they lived only a five minute walk from us. So of course, we spent a lot of time with them. Grandma passed away in May of 1991. For her service instead of flower, my sister and I gave her a 21 red balloon salute. We knew she was smiling at all those red balloons!!