This month we were treated to a choice of beautiful components from Sue Kennedy of SueBeads
We could pick a glass cabochon...
Or a pretty set of glass chicklet beads...
I went for a cabochon in a stunning brown caramel glass with a tint of purple. Of course I forgot to take a photograph as I do every month!
When I picked it, I imagined it set in copper with etching, something in purple to bring out the hints of colour in the glass and a rolled bail.
I tried a different technique for resist on this piece. I use stop out fluid quite often for painting designs on to copper, but with this piece I tried stamping the design on. It's not quite as sharp as using vinyl resist, but I like the grainy effect it's given this pattern.
I took some sheet copper and etched it on both sides. That way, when the bail at the top was rolled around, the etching would show.
And the reverse would be patterned as well
The cabochon was set along with an amethyst, and it was strung on to leather with copper beads.
I used the clasp I had left over from Lesley's COM last month to finish it.
I had loads of fun designing this, and it was great to get back to some metal working. Thanks to Susan for the wonderfully inspiring component!
If you'd like to see what the rest of the AJE team and some special guests created with their components... follow the links!