Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime fame created a challenge for us to design jewelry using cabs, and today is the reveal day. She was kind enough to share wonderful tutes on how to bead around them, and I am sure you will see some wonderful examples among the great artists in the list below.
For me, beading has never been my thing. I am a polymer clay person, first, last, and always. So I pulled out some trusty colors, and canes and started my adventure this way.
It was not difficult for me to gather my supplies and create several items to be used in this challenge.
|The millefiori cab I teased with, a red, white and silver combination lentil cab,|
and example of one of the pillow cabs I made with a kaleidoscope cane.
Cabs made, but now how to create jewelry with them? I honestly did not cheat and poke, drill or otherwise make holes in them (as much as I was tempted) and decided to go with bezels and metal backings for them.
|One of the pillow cab, attached to a Vintage silver cross which |
has patina to match and a pin backing.
|The elongated lentil cab attached to a simple gold bezel with pin backing.|
|The millefiori cab on a silver bezel which has been attached |
to two layers of ruffled ribbon on this bracelet.
|The earrings and pendant are attached to antique silver findings.|
Silver beads are attached to the corner of each pillow cab.
Well, in the interest of total disclosure, I did poke holes for the final bracelet, but I am not including it in the entries for this challenge, just a finishing piece for the necklace and earrings in the set.
Please visit all the other creative entries in Sally's wonderful Challenge Blog Hop
D Lynne Bowland
Mary K McGraw
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Tanty Sri Hartanti
Karin Grosset Grange
Inge von Roos
The Studio Sublime