Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bone Pendant

I bought two of these lovely bone cabochons, one in ivory and the other in an earthy brown color. I was hoping to be showcasing them both together, but the brown fella has been giving me some trouble.
When you wrap a cabochon with tubular peyote, you have to get the count of beads just right, otherwise your wrap will be too tight, or too loose and the cab will just fall right out.
Now, both bone cabochons are the same size (supposedly anyways) so I thought the count of beads for the brown one would be the same exact count as the first one I did but noooooooo, it's not as easy as that. After 3 failed attempts and several hours down the drain, I put it aside and decided I'll do it later...
I do have one lovely pendant to show off though.
This bone cabochon is wrapped with matte black delica beads in peyote stitch, and smaller toho seed beads to hold it in securely. Then I beaded a bail large enough so that the pendant can be strung on a cord or chain.



On a side note - www.artbeads.com continues to torment me! They are having a dollar days sale and LOTS of seed beads are on sale for $1 per pack...that's up to 50% off for some finishes and sizes. You would think that I could just buy a couple packs but I racked up a "window" shopping cart of over $80. But I'm not buying any....nope. Must...use...existing....stock. It's harder than it sounds!
My name is Joanna, and I am a beadaholic.

10 comments:

Dogmaw said...

Shame on you for telling me about the sale! Now I want to spend a ton. :(

Marlaine said...

LOL...I'm a beadaholic too! And I've already made a purchase at that sale! Oh, and the bone piece is great!

Kasey said...

I love that piece! I'm glad I came across your blog today. I have enjoyed looking around.

Hot Rocks said...

Lovely necklace! Can I join your beadaholics group? Lol!!

SolSisters said...

That's gorgeous .. as is your swirl bracelet. WOW!

storybeader said...

your necklace came out lovely! You shouldn't have told me about the $1/pack sale. I'm over there in a minute...

Shauni said...

You have the most amazing pieces I hope you always succumb because your craft is a gift. Eventually I would love to begin such a fabulous hobby (I don't even dream of making it any more).

I come to your blog because your work brings me great joy. Thank you

Three Fates said...

That necklace is awesome.

And thanks a lot, how am I going to justify buying more beads? :D

byZarah said...

There is a great looking bone pendant you've got there :) Nicely done. Thanks for sharing! / byZarah.com

Beaderjojo said...

Haha...sorry to anyone I "tempted" with the artbeads sale. Someone's gotta buy em up if it's not gonna be me, right? LOL