Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting Creative with Cabs--Cabochons Challenge/Hop!

Green Cabochon by Bay Moon Design

I want to thank Sally Russick for creating this challenge.  If it weren't for her and her wonderful tutorials on her website, I would still have 2 beautiful cabochons that are in need of beading.  Now I have 2 beautiful pieces of jewelry.

The rules for the challenge were simple:
1. Create a piece of jewelry
2. Use at least one cabochon in your design

3.  HAVE fun!

I won a green and pink cabochons last year and I put them aside because I had no idea what to do with them and then Sally came along with her challenge.  I got both of them out and ordered supplies that Sally suggested.

Tools that I ordered:

beading needles -Size 12
sewing scissors or scissors with a sharp tip
e6000 glue

Supplies that I used:

2 cabochons
seed beads size 11/0  2 colors for each
seed beads size 15/0 1 color for each
C-lon beading thread in several matching colors
Lacy’s Stiff Stuff

I used all of Sally's videos and followed them step by step to create the green and pink cabs.
The green cab is on a silk ribbon and the pink I have yet to decide on what I will put it on.  I am waiting to get some ideas from the others on this blog hop. 

Pink Snowflake Cab by Bay Moon Design
I found it very relaxing beading these pieces.  I had to work under a lamp with magnification, but I do with all of my jewelry.  I loved having the videos available since I could pause and replay as often as necessary.  Sally was there holding my hand through the entire process.  I contacted her several times with questions and she got back to me promptly.  I as really pleased with how both of mine turned out.  I still want to spend some time creating something special to put my pink cab on.  I am open to suggestions! 

 Thank you Sally!  Please visit her blog and the other other participants.  Comments are welcome!
D Lynne  Bowland
Lynn Jobber           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen           

Cheri Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           YOU ARE HERE!

Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Liz   E

Tanty  Sri Hartanti           
Ginger Bishop
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           
Niky  Sayers

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre’z           
Ann Schroeder           
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.

Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack                    
Lynda  Carson

Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Karin  Slaton
Ingrid  Anderson           
KarinGrosset Grange
Jasvanti  Patel  
Inge  von Roos
Molly Alexander



  1. I love the soft colors in these cabs - such wonderful bead work!

  2. Kathy your cabs are beautiful and your beadwork is great. I would put the pink one on a spiral rope.

  3. Kathy, you definitely created two beautiful pendants! You did FANTASTIC work beading around the cabochons and i'm thrilled to hear that the videos were a help. Thank you so much for taking part in the challenge!!

  4. Those cabs are beautiful! And you did a great job with the bezels.

  5. I love the green pendant. I'd have never thought to pull the white out in the bezel like that. Brilliant!

  6. Hi Kathy,
    You did two beautiful pieces my favorite is the green one.

  7. Bravo. Well done! Both cabs turned out beautifully. I hope you do more.

  8. Those are just beautiful, Kathy! I love the cabs from Bay Moon Designs, and what you did with them seems just perfect!

  9. Kathy, the cabs you won are lovely and you've done a beautiful job with them too! Your bead selection seems just perfect for each of these necklaces!

  10. I really like that green cab. You did a good job with your beading. I think a kumihimo cord would work for either of the designs. Very pretty pieces.

  11. Sorry that I am so late to the blog hopping. Sally is a great teacher and you are a FAST and fantastic student. Great Job!

  12. Beautiful! I really like the green one. And I agree with Renetha, a kumihimo cord would look killer. Great Job! Thanks for sharing.

  13. So happy you've added another lovely technique to showcase your gorgeous cabs. I'm particularly taken by the pale green one!

  14. Lovely cab work. The first one reminds me a bit of seashells. Great job!