I have a love-hate relationship with them!
I LOVE how they look but they really intimidate me sometimes. I LOVE the end result but get very frustrated at times making them.So I signed up for Sally Russick’s Cabochon Challenge to help me overcome some of the fears.
Since I became serious about making jewelry & metalsmithing I have made cabochons from a variety of objects. Being from the Bahamas and having many beaches in my backyard, sea glass is a natural draw.
Old pottery shards make great cabs as well.
Maybe these objects are not technically *cabs*, since they are not round in shape….the process is still the same, perhaps even more of a challenge with an irregular shaped item.
As I have become better at my lamp working skills over the last few years I have also been making glass cabs at the torch.
I love the process of making everything from start to finish and the fact that even the glass cabochon is my piece! The scalloped bezel wire makes such a fun accent to any piece also.
I can’t seem to get away from the beachy color scheme!
Please be sure to go and check out the blogs of others that participated in the Cabochon Challenge! Thank you so much to the host, Sally, for organizing this challenge & blog hop!