Sunday, July 13, 2008
Dichroic Cabochon Pendant
In June, I took a class from Karen Miner at the PNW Lace Conference. I learned the fun of creating stunning works of jewelry using a focal point, tatting and bead embellishments. This is what I am working on next--a dichroic cabochon attached to leather. A tatted chain encompassing it with beads. I have then played with lots of options for tatting to go with this and these curlyques are what I have liked the best. Thread is Flora size 20 in black; Valdani 35 wt sewing cotton color V3 Fuchsia Love, King Tut 40 wt quilting cotton colors 924 Lime Stone and 927 De Nile and DMC 80 color #917. Seed Beads are size 15 Miyuki and size 11 Delicas.
The dichroic cabochon is from Donna Cason and is a true work of art. Her website is http://www.designercabs.biz/ and her service is incredible. The cabochon I am working with is about 3/4" long and the leather piece is 1 3/4". Picture is enlarged to show the details.