when our lovely host, sally russick of the studio sublime, initially put out the call for a cabochon challenge and blog hop, i was elated. i've wanted to figure out how to work with cabs, but really hadn't had the initiative to actually *do* it. you know how it goes, right? it's one of those one day things. that you'll get to eventually. and never really do. i'd even bought this lovely picture jasper cab, and it just sat there. and sat there. and sat there. and continued to stare at me. and elude inspiration.
so of course, when this call goes out, i think of this lovely cab. sitting there. and not being worked with. and grabbed it out of it's hiding spot i'd put it in to avoid looking for inspiration. and inspiration continued to elude me. until the idea of tabs smacked me. and here's what i came up with. simple, yet totally within my realm of comfort. and, of course, copper. my favorite. that one pin atop the piece was actually soldered on, and added strictly for staying power.
(pictures...why is it when i need a good pic for a blog hop i can't get one? ugh. fuzzy. sigh.)
i then hung it on some simple copper chain accented lightly with two faceted Czech glass beads. the clasp is made in my usual go-to style.
so while i wasn't particularly adventurous with this design, and didn't solder a complete bezel or something like that, i'm still happy. maybe the time for getting more adventurous with bezels and cabs is coming.....
anyway, thanks for visiting! and again, i apologize for the lateness in getting this puppy up! ::sigh:: (and atleast I *remembered* this blog hop....)
please visit everyone else and see what they've created! i will be...hopefully tonight and tomorrow ;)