Beading Around a Cabochon Challenge – Sally Russick

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
Alicia Marinache           

Lynn  Jobber           

Jenny Davies-Reazor           

Marde Lowe           
Dawn Doucette           
K McGraw
Gloria Allen           

Cheri  Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           

Tania Hagen           
Lynsey  Brooks           

Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           

Kathy  Lindemer           


Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Liz   E 

Tanty  Sri Hartanti           

Ginger Bishop
Renetha Stanziano           

Marlene  Cupo           
Sandi Volpe           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           
Niky  Sayers

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           

Skylar Bre’z           
Ann Schroeder           
Paula Kramer
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy         YOU ARE HERE!  
Stacie  Florer           

Cathie  Carroll           

Susan F.  

Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           

Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           

Cindy  Pack           
Lynda  Carson

Cynthia  Machata           

Julia  Harris           
Karin  Slaton
Ingrid  Anderson           

Karin Grosset Grange
Jasvanti  Patel  
Inge  von Roos
Molly Alexander


24 thoughts on “Beading Around a Cabochon Challenge – Sally Russick”

  1. This is beautiful, Sue! I love the soft blues! I bezel set in silver two of your cabs earlier this year for special gifts. If I ever truly get the hang of this silver setting, I hope to do more!

  2. You made a beautiful pendant and cabochon. How do you make cabs using a mandrel? I have seen cabochon mandrels for sale. What do you recommend?

  3. Sue, first I have to say, I totally adore the cab you chose. Turquoise and brown go together like Me, Myself & I! 😉 Your beadwork around the cab is beautiful! You'd never know that this wasn't your regular design style! Great job my friend!

  4. Kudos for trying something new! Love your color selection for this cab. What ever chain or cord you chose, I'm sure you'll get lots of compliments on this one.


  5. I am so impressed that you (and others) can do such great beading work first time out. It almost ( but not quite) makes me wonder if I could actually do that beadwork. But more fun to just leave it to others. I love your cab and vote for the suede!

  6. I agree – love the color choices for your cab design. And it's even better since you made the actual cab as well as embellishment. Great idea about the suede cord to hang as well. Sometimes cabs can have a bit of a fussy look and the suede cord sets them up for more versatile wear.

  7. I've really got to carve out some time to go though Sally's series on this. It's always something I've wanted to learn and your contribution to this hop really reminds me why. Of course, your beautiful glass cab just makes that desire worse. 🙂

  8. Beautiful job Susan, I love your cab the color of beads you chose compliment the cab well Bravo to you for trying your hand at seed beading. If you want I can send you som very simple turtorials on beaded ropes. I am going to go check out your Etsy shop.

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