Saturday, 17 September 2016

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO CALL THEM UGLY? - THE REALLY UGLY CABOCHON NECKLACE!







I have to say that I really didn't 
warm to this cabochon at first. 
I ordered a few different types online 
and you never really know
what they will be like until they
arrive. 

YUK! I thought to myself 
that is one horrible cabochon!
One to go to the back of my bead drawer and 
never see the light of day again... 
but somehow, I have ended up 
making a necklace from it, 
and, the shocking part is here, 
actually liking it!
Not only do I like it but I have
 worn it a lot, and by a lot I mean
practically all summer!
It's brown as well so I can see myself wearing it 
throughout the Autumn too.

It might be ugly
 but it's found a little place in my heart!

Monday, 12 September 2016

THE SPECIAL CABOCHON NECKLACE COMPLETED!


I used the 
 labradorite
 cabochon
that I had bought
 a long time ago,
 but never knew 
what to do with,
for this project.

I had originally 
intended
 to make a more elaborate 
design but 
decided to keep things
simple 
and let the stone
 do the talking.

As you can see
 from the pics
the beautiful 'flash' 
of blue that emerges 
from the cabochon is pretty 
and I wanted that to be the focal point
rather than adding 
a lot of embellishment. 

I'm so, so, happy to have 
used this cab at last! 






Wednesday, 20 July 2016

THE PRETTIEST UFO


I found these components 
that I had been making 
for Sabine Lipperts 
La Fleur bracelet pattern. 
For some reason I never 
finished making it. I have no 
idea why not, just look at all that 
sparkly loveliness!
It's far too pretty to live its life out 
as an 'unfinished object' so
it's definitely a project 
I want to restart.... 


Friday, 8 July 2016

GATHERING SUPPLIES...


Gathering supplies 
for my Labradorite project.

Here is what landed
 on my doormat 
this morning -
a gorgeous 
faceted strand 
of 4mm rondelles.
Mmmm mmmm!

You can really 
see the blue flash 
of colour coming out 
of these stones. 

It's going to be a while
before I can get going
on this project 
but looking at these 
little beauties makes me
excited! 

Can't wait.... 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

COULD IT BE TIME TO BREAK OUT 'THE SPECIAL CABOCHON'?


When I was first getting into beading 
I saw this gorgeous Labradorite 
cabochon. 
I bought it straight away 
even though at that time 
I had NEVER 
worked with cabochons before 
and had NO idea 
of even how to start 
working with them!

I thought to myself, one day...one day 
I will make something from this, 
but the years went by 
and I didn't learn the skills
 to have a go... 
but I am starting to think 
that maybe now should be the time 
to use it ..... 

I am pretty confident that I can 
make something 
now that I have some cabochon 
experience under my belt,
but the pressure of it being 
'that special cabochon' 
does make me have a few nerves!

Wish me luck! 


Saturday, 21 May 2016

BEAD EMBROIDERED CABOCHON NECKLACE


I enjoyed making this.
 There are over 100 Swarovski 
crystals
 in this design.

Super sparkly - 
it makes me happy! 

BEAD CANDY - CLOISONNE, SODALITE, BLUE JADE



Mmmm mmmm  delicious
 - a feast for the eyes!