Friday, April 17, 2015

Therese's Lapidary

Therese of Therese's Treasures has been doing her own lapidary work and making cabs.  She had a giveaway for those that signed up for our A Time To Stitch Seven : Bead Embroidery.
Click here to see the giveaway cabs.
And click here to see her latest creation for the butterfly hop.  Jaw dropping beauty!
Who wants to be able to purchase these beautiful cabs?!  I do!  Therese, be sure to let us know when you set up a shop for these gorgeous stones!

Therese sent me a Candy Stripe Jasper cab.  She said when she was making it she thought of me because in her eyes, it looks like an Indian blanket.  I used that note as my color inspiration.  I was going to embroider it (due to the upcoming hop and due to Therese's love of embroidery), but in the end, I stayed true to myself instead.  I hope you approve of how I handled this lovely stone, Therese!

When worn, the neck strap develops a nice, unexpected twist in it, so it looks like a rope.  

All Picasso beads ~ rounds and twin hole 

In making this necklace, it occurred to me that one of the main reasons why I avoid embroidery so much is because I have the need to see the backside of stones, beads, metals.  I will flip a piece of jewelry over and look at what is going on "underneath" before I take in the front side.  


windrock studio said...

completely gorgeous!! front & back!

Maryanne said...

This is gorgeous! I love that cab and the way you framed it makes it perfect! I love how you did the necklace for it too. Therese's cabs are so beautiful. I'm still trying to decide what to do with mine!

Karin Slaton said...

I am beyond impressed that Therese is cutting her own cabs! I really like the way you captured yours in beads, and the neckstrap (in my favorite summer colors) really brings out the depth of color in that stone!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
What you did with the cab I sent to you is so beautiful and I am glad you stayed true to yourself. I love how the red Picasso seed beads draw out the rusty red in the stone and the turquoise color is a good compliment to all of the colors. Awesome job and thank you for the shout out. I will let you know when I have enough done to sell.

Liz said...

The Indian blanket motif is a nice one. I think you did Therese's cab proud!

Miss Val's Creations said...

You've done Therese's cabochon justice! Beautiful work. The back side is important too so I see what you mean not covering it up.

Pepita said...

Hi Christine, the cab is fabolous and your necklace showcases it very well.
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AntiquityTravelers said...

I had never heard of Candy Striped Jasper before this, and so I googled it (as I always do). One of the pictures that came up is the Southwestern evening sky with stripe of color against the black silhouette of the desert. You've really captured that - both of you here! in the stone that Therese shaped and what you've done with your bead work. That stone reminds me of the colors in a blanket, and the beading is like the wood furniture with their slight decoration in the corners with a flowering of color or carving. You guys have both out done yourself with this one - I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this one!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

That is so pretty - I love how you can see the back of the cab - so creative!!

YES - she needs to sell them!!!!

kimmykats said...

I was one of the lucky ones to receive a cab from Therese too! I am just finishing it up. Love the way you framed the cab. I am really liking this embroidery stuff!!

KJ said...

That was a wonderful gift. Very nice. I love the way you did the back.