I belong to this awesome group on Facebook and one of the members, Sally Russik, decided to put together a fun challenge making Cabochons. She put togethers these great tutorials on making cabochons if you needed a little extra help. I thought it would be great to go to the rock store which is where I found one of the cabs I made which you will see below. My other cab is this amazing hand made Tree of Life Lampwork Focal Bead made by Susan Lambert I had lots of fun putting both pieces together and I hope you like them too.
This cab I chose to do wire wrapping. I felt is was best to have as much of the natural beauty show. I am not all the experienced yet with the wire wrapping, but I think it turned out fairly nice.
I had the beautiful beads that I knew would match perfectly with this slice of agate. The beads tend to change colors when under different lighting which makes adds even more interest to them. I made a kumihimo rope for the back part of the necklace using sari silk.
To really see the agate, I took this picture holding it up to the sky. See all the fun layers of color?
This is my second Cabochon...
Is this yummy or what? I LOVE this. It took me some time to make this one. I wasnt sure at first what I wanted to do with this bead, I just knew I was going to do something fun. It is still not complete, but I will get it done soon. SO, the dangles at the bottom are supposed to be the roots. I was thinking of using copper somehow and mix it in as the roots but that idea flew out of my head quickly once I found the right beads. I love those tiny white beads, I think those are shells, but I am not 100% sure...but I had to have them.
After I finished the bead work on the cabochon, I wasnt sure what I was going to do for the necklace part. So, I dug through some of the threads that I recently purchased and decided that the light pale sea foam green thread was going to do the job. I didnt want the thread to be too dark. I wan the tree to stand out the most from this necklace. So I found the tutorial on the micro macrame and really liked this pattern. I picked through my stash and found the beads I felt would really tie in together with the cab. Its not totally what I imagined it would look like but I think it worked out just fine. :-)
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations...please feel free to leave me a comment or two...and dont forget to check out ALL of the other designers creations. I cant wait to see what everybody made.