Last year she sent us a set of beads and a matching cabochon. This year she went one better and made the cabochon that she sent us!! Yes, she MADE it. As in, she has learned how to fuse dichroic glass and made fantastic cabs and decided to send them to all the people she asked to participate. She's amazing and her work is fantastic whether it's beading, or now fusing glass. Since I love dichroic glass, I was so excited when the package arrived that I forgot to take a picture of the cab. And, it is gorgeous!! But, here is what I did with it.
See I told you it was gorgeous. You have to remember that she just learned how to do this!! I knew immediately what I was going to do with it. I've had the instructions for Lisa Niven Kelly's wire wrapped cabochon for a while and I've wanted to use it for something special. Well, as soon as I opened the package I knew I had found the something special. I've done some wire "scribbling" (my name for it) before. I used it to edge my first copper cuff and I used it on the edge of a pendant. But, I had never done the actual bezel. So, here was my chance.
I'm not going into detail about the process of doing this technique because the pattern is available on the internet. But, it's a fun weaving process that results in a bezel that can be tailored to a cab of any shape. I randomly added some 3mm crystals and fire polished beads along with some coils of wire and some small silver round beads as I wove the wire. The bail is made with the ends of the wires. I thought all it needed was a chain to finish it off.
Here are some details.
I think these pictures show the beauty of the fused glass pendant. The color is so rich and vibrant.
Therese, I hope you have a wonderful day! You're a wonderful friend and I'm so pleased to know you!
Here are the other participants in Therese's big day.
Maryanne (you're here!)