I was happy to take on this challenge when Sally of the Studio Sublime had sign ups. My first cabochon is one from my bead fest swap partner Jenny Davies-Reazor. Jenny gave me this great polymer focal, love it!
I will show you the rest of the swap after the cab pictures. I knew I wanted to tab set it, so I found a tutorial and got to work. I am pleased with the results, but need to trim my back plate a bit and put a hole in it.
It came out ok, but I had to improvise a bit due to the shape and the fact that it was broken. I am pretty happy with the results although I wish I had darkened the copper before hand or used steel, so I may cut it apart and try with steel and use a solid back plate instead of the wire to make it easier to create the bezel.
I was lucky to have Jenny Davies-Reazor as a swap partner and am just now showing the great beads she gave me, plus a fantastic box for my treasures.
Jenny made me this special treasure box, full of a great selection of her beads, plus Marsh Neal Studio ceramic disks ( I met Marsha at bead fest and she generously shared silks with everyone),
Sue Beads etched black beads, love, Kristi Bowman copper disks, Joanne Z lamp work, way cool and Andrew Thornton bronze Clay. Each of the beads is so unique and so me! Thanks Jenny for making me a very cool box and a generous selection of beads. A big shout out to Diana of Suburban Girl Studio, our bead swap leader, such great fun and I hope to see a lot of you at ArtBliss at the end of September.
Please check out all the other Creating with Cabochon participants and have a great day!!!
Your Host: Sally Russick