Therese of Therese's Treasures, surprised a group of us bloggers with some gorgeous Golem cabs with coordinating beads. Her wish was for us to create something with them and reveal our creation on her birthday.
This year - she surprised us even further by sending us cabs that she created herself! She learned glass fusing this past year and created a whole bunch of gorgeous cabs.
Here are all the fused glass cabs she created!
I am humbled by Therese's generosity and so pleased to be included in her challenge again.
I was delighted to receive my package from Therese. Right away I knew I wanted to bezel this pretty piece. I pulled some pale transparent green seed beads that matched the middle stripe perfectly and used a silvery thread to create a RAW bezel.
I was surprised at how thick this cab actually was! But after several RAW rows, the bezel fit nice & snug over the cab.
The cab turned out very uniform, so for the necklace I really wanted to reflect the asymmetry in the cab with the straps of the necklace. So I did a partial cellini spiral with all the colors of the cab: pink, seafoam green, pale green, and silver. The rest was done light green pearls.
I rummaged through my clasp drawer and was delighted to see this toggle. I thought it was really redolent of the bezel!
It was a pleasure to be part of this challenge again. I enjoyed the process so very much, and the final result.
Yesterday at the last minute I decided to make some earrings to match. Earlier this week, I treated myself to Cynthia Newcomer Daniel's Seed Bead Earrings Tiny Treasures Tutorial. I admit this was a rush job on the earrings(trying to get them done before the sun went down!), but even still I'm pretty happy with them and I can't wait to make more of them. They work up so fast!! More on them later when I make a few more pairs!
Here is a list of the other participants and friends! I can't wait to see what everyone else made!
Therese and Crystie