I’m part of a new group, Beading Back in Time, and today is the reveal for our blog hop challenge! This quarter, our challenge was Pre-Human. Make something from or with something that applies to the pre-human period in Earth’s history!
Here’s what I made. I used one of my own Ammmonite Lampwork cabochons as the base. I chose colors that I felt went well with the focal.
I did a beading around a cabochon bezel and learned how to do a picot edge! I was quite happy with myself!
The spiral rope is made with matching beads, the clasp is bronze by Saki Silver. I did a simple loop bail to attach the ammonite cab to the spiral rope.
Check out what the other members of Beading Back in Time made for this quarter’s challenge!
I wanted to show you all what you can do with my ammonite glass cabochons, so I decided to make myself a necklace!
I used one of my large cabochons (1.5 inches!) and made a beaded bezel from a tutorial from Sally Russick on her blog.
I made a spiral rope from directions from a magazine and a little help from fusion beads – their tutorials provide nice illustrations of what you are supposed to be doing.
I made the bail from Sally’s tutorial. She really did a fantastic job and if you are wanting to give it a try yourself, her tutorial is all videos and very easy to follow. I’m waiting for a magnetic clasp to finish the necklace – the ones I ordered and received today are too small for my comfort!
So, this is one thing you can do with my cabochons. You can also bezel set them (like Patti Vanderbloemen) or glue on a metal bail, or …. who knows what else! What are you doing with cabochons?
I posted on Tuesday over at Art Jewelry Elements about what I have been working on since the beginning of the year. I’m excited because I’ve been incorporating lampwork tools with polymer clay to come up with some pretty cool beads and connectors! Here’s a sample of what’s going into my etsy shop today!