Hiya! Have a look at this necklace...doesn't it have a bit of a Victorian feel to it? But with a mod kind of twist, thanks to the distinctly non-Victorian fused glass cabochon focal.
I thought you guys might enjoy seeing where this concept came from. I took a class on fused glass cabochon making, and here's some of what I created.
So yummy. There's just something about glass.
A few of the cabs ended up super simple - just little square puddles of crystal-clear glass, with a bubble or two of color trapped inside. (In the pic above, they are near the upper left corner.)
I wasn't sure how to use them; gluing on a bail would be weird, you would see the shape through the glass. Then I got the idea to glue a large filigree finding across the entire back of the cabochon.
I used the corner holes of the filigree to add chains in a draped design, like so:
I just love how the filigree shows through and becomes an integral part of the necklaces.
Although you probably don't have a clear glass cabochon handy, I was thinking you could make this using the larger-size glass pebbles found at crafts stores or dollar stores. I used E-6000 adhesive.
That's the story behind the jewel. Hope you enjoyed it! See you later, gators.
Pssst! I have an article in Stampington's GreenCraft Magazine this month! I'm excited, it's my first published jewelry project. If you are into repurposed, recycled, eco-friendly crafts, I bet you'd love it. It's the Autumn 2015 issue, and it's packed with wonderful stuff.