Another month has flown by and it’s COM reveal day!
Things are getting slightly more organised in the new studio and I’m enjoying getting back to making.
This month, we were treated to a beautiful dichroic glass cabochon from Francesca Watson.
Just look at all of those beauties! There’s something about dichroic glass that really gets me so I jumped at the chance to play.
Francesca works in a range of mediums and her work is stunning… check it out here http://francescawatson.com
This is the cab I chose… I remembered to take a picture!!!!
So I got to work on sketching out some ideas. The cab is larger than anything I have worked with before, and everything I came up with as a pendant design seemed too big. So I decided to make a brooch. I cut some porcelain flowers and fired them unglazed, made some silver headpins and dug out my box of seed beads.
I glued the cab on to some stiff stuff and bezelled around it with size 11 & 15 seeds in green.
Once the beadwork was finished, I put the flowers on the headpins, folded the tops so that they were secure and formed a loop on the opposite end for securing them to the brooch. They were sewn in and a brooch fitting glued on. The back was finished with some ultra suede.
I’ve had great fun working with my cab and would like to say a big thank you to Francesca for her beautiful component!
If you’d like to see what the rest of the team and guests have made… follow the links 🙂
Francesca Watson – www.francescawatson.com