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.