Recently, a colleague of Dave’s (my S.O.) came back from a trip to New Mexico with a wonderful bead and cabochon stash that she generously shared with me. I couldn’t resist this gorgeous turquoise cabochon. With all of the variegated tan and brown swirls in it, it reminds me of a satellite view of Earth. I was pleased to dig through my own seed bead stash to find a hank of size 11 gold luster caramel colored beads I purchased in Frankenmuth, Michigan last year. I think they frame the cab very nicely.
Originally, I wanted to use this cab for my first journal bracelet but it’s too large for a bracelet. Instead, I chose a glazed porcelain face I purchased at a bead show last spring. In honor of the Fall Equinox this month, I want to create a bracelet of many leaves framing the face cab. I also want to honor the majestic oak and maple trees we had taken down 2 days ago. Unfortunately, they were getting too dangerously close to the house. Even though we will use the wood to warm our house next winter, I still felt very sad to see them come down. My bracelet will remind me of these wonderful tree beings.
I also worked on my freeform peyote bracelet today. I’ll post on my progress tomorrow…
OMG! That is gorgeous! I love the southwest & tourquoise. You did a really nice job framing it. Thanks for sharing!
That is striking, Karen. You did an amazing job framing it and putting it on that fabric is perfect for the photo.
Yummy! I love turquoise and copper even better than turquoise and silver.
Thanks ladies for your kind comments!
That is a very pretty cabochon, but I have to admit what first caught my eye was the fabric behind it. Is that batik? I just love the look of batik, and those colors are so striking – a perfect backdrop for that cabochon.
I know what you mean, Lisa. I would love to incorporate batik fabric into my jewelry somehow because I love the look so much.