Friday, November 14, 2008

3 More Cabochons

These are the three cabochons that were sent to be swapped, for the Beaddreamz group.
Lucky me will get three cabs done by other beaders in our group in return! Click on any pic
to make it larger!

Egyptian Cab 2

Both my DMIL and myself have been fascinated with all things Egyptian, but especially anything resembling the jewelry of old. I have tried to recreate this with an earring, bought at a recent bead retreat, and set up to be beaded as a cabochon. To me, the pattern was reminiscent of a scarab, ram's horns, and lightning- and of course, the gold was always used by Egyptian royalty.
The blue matte beads are much more lapis in real life, and don't photograph true, but the sapphire and ruby colored beads are better. The triangles around the edge have a malachite-azurite tinge, and of course, the gold beads are, well, gold! All elements beloved in jewelry by the ancient Ones....I hope you enjoy, and are inspired.
Remember to click on the pic to see the largest view.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Presenting Goddess of Indian Summer

She began as a simple carnelian cabochon,
for a swap at Beaddreamz...then morphed
into this lovely goddess, complete with
some tiny 1mm carnelian and dyed green
agate beads I have had for she is now
my entry for Beaded Art Dolls November
part of the year long challenge.
I hope you enjoy her- she is going to live with
a real life Goddess in TN!!

Indian Summer in Western Carolina

The pics say it all- enjoy our corner of Western Carolina. Click on any pic to make it larger.