Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art Elements Component of the Month Reveal

Woo hoo! I am excited about this reveal as the components are so unique and awesome. I love Lindsay's work! She said she was trying something new - making leather cabochons - but I can't tell she is new at it. They are fantastic! So, I entered and was selected to be a participant in the January component of the Month Reveal. Yay!

Here are some pics of the pieces she made. I hope you don't mind me sharing them, Lindsay. They are so awesome. When you see my work you will easily see which cabochon I got in the mail from Lindsay.

At first viewing of the cabs online I thought they would be perfect for a free form aboriginal design in seed beads. Can't you see that in the dotted designs on the cabs? But when I received my piece the rounded edges lent it to a more organic shape. Often times, I do let the focal decide where it wants to go. I had picked out all sorts of beads large and small in anticipation of the cab coming in the mail. All shades of browns and oranges and off white. Jaspers of all shapes and some dizi beads and bone.  I always gather more beads than I need and lots of choices. I had a plan! LOL
 But when I got it under my Ott light I realized it had more of a berry tone to it. So, I went back to digging in my beads and came out with some garnet rounds and some seed beads that blended with it. I had to order more garnet in a smaller size, too. I hope you all are not disappointed. So often the focal bead will direct the path of the creation.  I'm not sure if I will complete it as a bracelet, necklace or a brooch. Do you all have any ideas?  I thought maybe a necklace with flowing fringe at the bottom in small seed beads. But it would make a fab bracelet, too! Awesome work Lindsay. And thanks for selecting me to participate.
Without further ado......................



  1. Good progress - love the choice of beads to compliment the focal.

  2. Thank you, Karen. I was concerned that it may be boring . I think I may try to make a hanging shower of seed beads and add some bone in it to bring out the dots. I just didn't have much in the way of rosy brown beads.