This first picture is of my first cabochon.
I didn't have any green seed beads that matched the stone, which is dyed serpentine. So I used gold plated size 11beads around the outside. Then used size 11 silver-lined gold seed beads and finally size 15 silver-lined gold beads which had a slight rose tint to them. I wasn't sure the bead colors would work together but they blended rather nicely. It has several problems but is not bad for a first try. Now I need to add the backing and pin when my hand is feeling better.
These next pictures are of the goddess I've been working on. I used heavy copper wire and bent it into the shape of a goddess. This was done without a pattern. Then I used 30 gauge copper to wire the ends into the middle of the piece. With the 30 gauge wire I then strung beads and wired them into the inner shapes. Like making a mosaic. The bodice piece is formed with wire weaving and the crown was tatted on a needle in the same 30 gauge copper. Unfortunately I accidentally cut the wire and the crown will need to be remade. But the goddess was lots of fun to make and used a lot of beads I had left over from other projects.
I hope that this blog entry has been of interest and maybe even inspiring!