Endless drivel on my love affair with beads.
With pictures - does that make it okay?
Sunday, 19 February 2012
For Christmas this year my darling bratlet bought me some cabochon for bezelling. His favourite colour is green, so he bought me two green ones and then a fluorite one and a tiger's eye - I am a very lucky Mummy indeed! They're all 40x30mm and really pretty. So this week I decided to bezel the fluorite one.
As you can see, I also added some fluorite 8mm beads throughout the herringbone cord and used the 15s to frame them.
The clasp was a nightmare to do because I didn't want to just put a bead on the end, nor did I want a traditional toggle so instead I made up a beaded bead using three of the 8mm beads.
View from the top
All in all, it's very simple but I'm pleased because although the dark iris beads do darken the cab significantly, they also bring out the deep purple veins in the fluorite.