Over at Art Jewelry Elements, we have a monthly challenge called Component of the Month. This month it was my turn to provide the component! You had your choice of either a trio of chicklet beads, or a pressed cabochon. Most took chicklets, but some picked cabs.
Here’s what I made with a trio I made for myself! I had to hold back showing it for Diana’s waxed linen cord blog hop!
I used a trio of pressed flower beads I made for myself, and indonesian glass seed beads in matching colors! I used a really pretty butterscotch waxed linen cord, thai silver bead caps and a pretty flower shank button as the closure! I love using waxed linen and will be making more designs, hopefully for sale at Bead Fest!
Please join in the hop to see what everyone else made with my beads!
I just listed a bunch of Ocean Series and Paisley Series glass cabochons in my SueBeads etsy store!
Today is the reveal for the Beading Around a Cabochon Challenge hosted by Sally Russick! She not only hosted the hop, but she provided video tutorials for us newbies! She is so incredibly generous and I can’t thank her enough for doing this! I make cabs, but never beaded one and I’m so excited to have finished it! Here’s a link to the cabochon section in my etsy store!
I started out by using one of my own cabs that I really love – it’s made with pale aqua glass, silver foil and frit. I have a lot of fun making cabs because you have to get them just right on the mandrel and it’s a very zen sort of thing for me to do.
I am really happy with my choice of beads, and how it turned out! I’m going to either use a blue suede cord to hang it on, or a chain – I can’t decide yet, I think the blue suede would be best. I can’t bead a rope yet, but hopefully I’ll learn that someday!
I already started working on another for my mom!
Please check out everyone else’s blog to see what they made! I know I can’t wait. And thanks again, Sally!
Your Host: Sally Russick
D Lynne Bowland
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Tanty Sri Hartanti
Susan Kennedy YOU ARE HERE!
Karin Grosset Grange
Inge von Roos