Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art Elements Component of the Month with Lindsay Starr!

It's time for the January Component of the Month and this time, Lindsay Starr send us leather cabochons!  As usual I did not take a photo of mine before I started working, but this photo is from her post over at Art Elements!

In her post, she explains the elaborate process she went through to make these cabochons.  I chose one that, to me, evoked the sea and jellyfish!  Here's my finished project.

Lindsay had sent along some extra coordinating components, and one of them was this tassle.  While I was originally going to make the jellyfish tentacles with beads, I decided that this tassle was actually a really good choice!

 I stitched the bezel using a really pretty delica bead that picked up the colors of the cabochon, and used the small size 15 beads to pick up the most subtle shade on the cab.

I was going to add some beads to the tassle, but didn't do that yet.  I'm going to ponder it a bit first.  As for now, this is going to make a great ornament!  Check out what everyone else made, and thank you Lindsay for your imagination and providing this awesome CoM to work with!



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14 comments:

Linda said...

I love your color choices for the bezel, Sue! The movement of the slinky tassel would make this pendant be a lot of fun to wear.

Laney said...

heheh I really really wanted to use my tassel in the design but it just wouldn't 'fit'.. love yours :)

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Perfect bead choices for this leather cab! And I love that you used the tassel-it's the perfect addition to a beautiful piece.

Sherri Stokey said...

How pretty! That light purple looks great with the cab!

Saraccino said...

You used the tassel and it looks so great! I was also thinking about the tassel but the other pieces send along with the cab actually won.

Caroline said...

Gorgeous beadwork Sue, and that tassel is just perfect!

Lindsay said...

I love it Sue! I have a million of those tassels and it's so nice seeing one of them being used in something, not to mention the cab! Way to go using one of the really big ones!

Ann Schroeder said...

The tassel really works well with your bezeled cab. Great piece.

bairozan said...

The bezel is beautiful and both blends in and highlights the pendant, I like it!

Lesley said...

Really pretty Sue m- great that you used your tassle too.

Niky Sayers said...

What a lovely ornament Sue, your seed beading is wonderful something I still can not get the hang of and I love the colours you picked out!

Jenny said...

I say yes to the tassel - It looks lovely! Gorgeous palette Sue!

Karen Totten said...

Love the beadwork and the tassel with it!

Renetha Stanziano said...

The tassel works great with the beaded cab. Pretty pendant.

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