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12 Cabochon Jewelry Ideas

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Leopard Skin Jasper Beaded Cabochon Project

Leopard Skin Jasper Beaded Cabochon

This cabochon is 30mm x 40mm and has beautiful earthtone colors. I used Japanese Delicas and size 15’s to peyote stitch a beaded bezel with minimum embellishments and a peyote stitched bail. The beaded rope is done in a spiral rope stitch using the same beads. I have chosen the colors of the beads to […]

Kaleidoscope Beaded Cuff Project

Kaleidoscope Beaded Cuff

Kaleidescope Cuff is a celebration of colour, form and texture. I started off with a brass blank interior and covered this with pink Ultrasuede.  I try to avoid using dressed leather as some people are allergic to the dressing.  The Ultrasuede has been glued down with industrial strength glue and cut slightly larger than the cuff […]

Hematite Cabochon Necklace Project

Hematite Cabochon Necklace

A dear friend gave me some hematite cabochons. Since I love to combine materials, I started looking for different once. I combined the hematite cabs with Swarovski pearl beads, freshwater pearls, different colors Miyuki seed beads, treasure beads, silver colored rings and spacers. I finished it all with three-way silver locker clasp.

Woodland Brooch Project

Woodland Brooch

I started off with some Lacey’s Stiff Stuff as the bead embroidery foundation. I dyed it to a suitable shade of black. I had a beautiful African turquoise cabochon which I had stashed away, waiting for the right moment of creativity to spark.  I sewed different semi precious stones around the cabochon, choosing muted tones that would […]

Saby Beaded Embroidery Collar Project

Saby Beaded Embroidery Collar

This piece consists of a bead embroidered collar attached to a twisted herringbone cord. This necklace was inspired by a fellow beader, Saby, who kept nudging me to try the twisted herringbone. The colors were inspired by the druzy cabochons.

Autumn Splendor Necklace Project

Autumn Splendor Necklace

The centerpieces of this necklace are Tazwood cherry burl cabochons with subtle inlays of turquoise. They inspired me to create Autumn Splendor. I first beaded around the cabochons, and then with a netting technique and embroidery, blended two sizes of wooden round beads, six colors of seed beads in three different sizes, as well as […]

Brioche Agate And Jasper Necklace Project

Brioche Agate And Jasper Necklace

Blues, browns and creams blend together in the brioche agate gemstone pendant on this necklace. I love the blues in this pendant and have not seen a brioche agate gemstone with so much blue before. The necklace is strung with 6 mm round dark brown agate, 3 mm round dark brown picture jasper, 4 mm […]

Treasures In The Woods Beadded Cuff Project

Treasures In The Woods Beadded Cuff

I love to combine different materials and colours in jewelry. So this bracelet is made with Fimo cabochons, pearls, lucite flowers and of course Swarovski. The beads are beaded on stiff stuff, with a cuff within. I got my inspiration when I saw the cabochons. Suddenly I got a picture in my head of walking […]

Gypsy Bracelet Project

Gypsy Bracelet

Today I finished this freeform bead embroidery bracelet I named Gypsy. I really loved making it. I designed the cabochons myself and used different kind of materials like Swarovski stones, silk roses, Miyuki cubes, rocailles, drops, and lucite flowers. To give it structure I used foam in between ultra suede. It has a sterling silver […]

Neo-victorian Serpentine And Frosted Glass Necklace Project

Neo-victorian Serpentine And Frosted Glass Necklace

For this necklace I started with a serpentine (new jade) cabochon and put it under a large antique brass hoop. I used a piece of oxidized brass filigree as backing to hold it in place. For accent beads I used a few smaller matching serpentine jade beads and some flat oval beads made of frosted […]

Grand-plaque  Embroidered Necklace Project

Grand-plaque Embroidered Necklace

This embroidery necklace is made with cat-eye cabochons, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals, and 11/0, 6/0 seed beads. Covered with leather….no toggle. Attached to a spiral rope necklace. I enjoyed making this necklace and it’s going to be hard to let it go. I love all my pieces but this one is my baby!

Ocean Treasures Beadwork Necklace Project

Ocean Treasures Beadwork Necklace

This necklace represents my love of the ocean and the beach. It began with a handmade lampwork cabochon which I surrounded with several colors of seed beads, glass pearls and Swarovski crystals. The upper part of the necklace is sky blue jade and the fringe is a gathering of freshwater Biwa pearls, glass pearls, Swarovski […]

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