Saturday, July 16, 2016

Beading Cabochons


These past couple of weeks have been full of doctor's appointments (Mom and me); canning tomatoes and freezing peaches...and making cabochons. Remember cabochons? I made a ton of these the past couple of years (see above photo), but have not had the time so far these past few months. Glad to have been able to get back to these.

Last night I took some pictures and today...loaded them onto my Etsy shop. I hope you'll take a few minutes to go check them out if you live in the US. These are glass buttons, hand-made and hand-painted on the back; the shank is removed and the button is anchored to a thin piece of felt fabric and "encapsulated" with more beads (from Japan). These can be hand sewn directly to a crazy quilt block, purse, or whatever...by couching over the "fringe" that surrounds the cabochon. Or, a tie-tack type closure can be glued to the back if the cabochon is to be used as a brooch...or you just want to remove it easily.

Hugs!

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