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.

6 comments:

connieangeline said...

Woohoo,another blog from someone whose work I love.
I have been stewing over how to incorporate a dichroic glass "lump"
I made, with tatting ever since I saw Teri Dusenbury's turtles. This is another great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Connie

Little Old Liz said...

Hey Deb -
Welcome to Blogspot! Nice to see another friendly artisan (not that I'm one, but you know what I mean). I've been thinking about you, since it's Fair season. Have you entered your usual bounty???

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty! You do awesome work.

NormaH said...

Beautiful work Debbie and a great blog start!

Tara said...

Beautiful Debbie! I just started blogging too and it's very addictive. I love your tatting bags and look forward to seeing your tatting.

Tara

Tatenup said...

Great job Debbie! They are pretty pieces. Look forward to more of your Blog.
Tami in WA