Remember some while back when Therese sent a group of friends a fused glass cab she made? She asked us to use it in a piece of jewelry - and today it's time to show what we've made!
Her cab arrived and I was simply in love with it: it stayed on my desk for weeks, I touched it every day ~ I am a tactile type of person: the more I touch the materials, the better I get to 'know' them and the easier it gets to work with them.
I thought of finally learning how to make a beaded bezel - but I scratched that idea soon. While I love to see them, it's not a technique that speaks to me - or not yet. I thought of making a bezel from silver (soldering it) - and I had to scratch that idea too... because the studio is not in a usable form and that will take a little bit of time... I couldn't simply glue the bail Therese provided, it seemed seriously cheating that way :) I know - I could have made the necklace myself and that would have been that... neah...
I even thought of using polymer clay for a bezel - the oven temperature would have been too low to damage the glass. I just couldn't envision the end result and like it in my head. If I don't like it in my head, I can't make it.
I don't know about you - but when it comes to cabs those are the only options I know of, besides wire wrapping. So wire wrapping it was. This time I focused on making sure the wraps are perfectly symmetrical and the prongs are as close to perfect as possible. I didn't manage perfection but I was (and still am) very pleased with the result:
I must admit it wasn't an easy wrap (although it looks very simple)... but I love it! So much so that it has been on me since I finished it (on a very simply sterling silver chain). I know need a name for it... any takes?
I would like to thank Therese for inviting me to this special event, and for entrusting me with her beautiful cab. I hope I did it justice :)
Thank you for stopping by ~ please check what everybody else created with Therese's cabs! The cabs are all very different but equally beautiful, and I am sure so are the results!