Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Creating with Cabochons Reveal Day & Blog Hop

I Did It! 
I am so proud too. 
I've wanted to try bead embroidery for years, but hearty helping of fear and a dash of self-doubt had been stopping me. I've even had the stiff stuff and suede backing waiting for more than a year. Then there was a blog hop sign-up. 
gilders paste, 2 coats of sealer and 2 hours to sew on 1 round of delicas
Blog hops have been the key to pulling me out of my shell when it comes to creating jewelry. I've tried so many new things and even impressed myself with what I've been able to accomplish. Oh and the best part I make time to bead without guilt AND finish a project on time. Yes, blog hops are awesome.
All rounds done now the scary part...cutting off the excess.
Sally of Sublime Studio made this one even better than most by making videos to get us started, keep us going and even fix problems. Click the Creating with Cabochons button on the right to check them out. You'll be glad you did.
Thank you Sally! I know I wouldn't have done it without you.
Our Host:  Sally Russick
D Lynne  Bowland
Alicia Marinache           
Lynn  Jobber           
Jenny Davies-Reazor           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Marde Lowe           
Dawn Doucette           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen
Cheri  Reed           
Sonya Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           
Tania Hagen           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           
Patti Vanderbloemen
Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Liz   E 
Tanty  Sri Hartanti           
Ginger Bishop
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sandi Volpe           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           
Niky  Sayers
Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre'z           
Ann Schroeder           
Paula Kramer
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.  
Michelle Caballero       
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack           
Ailsa  Cordner           
Lynda  Carson
Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Karin  Slaton
Ingrid  Anderson           
Karin Grosset Grange
Jasvanti Patel  
Inge  von Roos
Molly Alexander
Notes for next time:
1. Hours of beading will wear the gilders paste off in the shape of my thumb.
2. Bead embroidery projects don't test my patience if  I'm expected to be in bed. (So there was a bright side to that concussion.)
3. Cuticle scissors are great for cutting the excess fabric around my beaded piece.
4. Bead hoarding makes projects like these seem sanctioned by fate. Yep EVERYTHING was already in my stash.
5. My proudest accomplishments always turn out HUGE!

Thanks for stopping by. 

I'm so glad you did.


  1. Lovely piece Ginger, I admire your patience. Glad you finally took the plunge into embroidery :-D

  2. this is stunning Ginger! and I absolutely LOVE the little flow detail in your edging - what a great way to punctuate the design! just gorgeous

  3. This cannot be your first embroidery project!! What a fantastic job. Love the flower beads your incorporated around it. I haven't seen that before.

  4. Amazing piece. Absolutely love it!

  5. That's beautiful! If this is your first time, you are a natural!

  6. I also love that these various blog hops and challenge have made me try different techniques or design ideas. Your first bead embrodiery is amazing!

  7. What a sweet, positive post about your experience as a first time seed beader! Love all the tiny details around the edges of your focals. Awesome!


  8. This necklace is really beautiful! I love that cab. Something I would wear all the time. I can't believe you are a novice at that technique. Plus, I like your lessons learned list at the end. I think I'll steal that for my future projects. :)

  9. 1. Love that your cab is 1 color and you added your color in the beads.
    2. Love the flowers and additional beads added.
    3. The back is amazing.
    4. Wow. THat is all!

  10. This is your first time bead weaving? Can i please send you my unfinished project? LOL! This is gorgeous...i love that cab! Even he back is spectacular! Fantastic job!

  11. You've done a great job, I love your colour choices and your finishing is perfect. If this is your first time at bead may just have found your calling...think you're a natural!

  12. Wow - I love the cab you chose and the seed bead colors accented it perfectly. I would never have guess this is your first one and it was karma indeed since you had all the components waiting for you in your stash. Beautiful work!

  13. What a great job you did with your first bead embroidery.

  14. You should be proud- your work is meticulous.
    Stunning, I would wear that any day of the week.

  15. Just scanning down the thumbnails of beautiful projects, yours called out to me! Love how your bead embroidery enhances your choice of cab. And what a cab!

  16. Great job! The colors and design suit the cabochon perfectly.

  17. Wow Ginger, it is hard to believe that this is your first time to do bead embroidery, you did an fantastic job. I love everything about it from the cab to the tiny black flower beads. You deserve to be proud.

  18. I love the cabochon you chose and the way you embroidered it. Metal and seed beads are one of my favorite combinations.

  19. Ginger, your bead embroidery is OUTSTANDING!! I'm so glad you signed up and took a chance at bead embroidery, look at the big, bold, beautiful piece you made!! Fantastic work!

    Thank you so much for participating in the challenge!

  20. So beautifully made, and such lovely colours!

  21. Your choice of cab, bead colors and shape of final product are all fabulous. Really Great!!! You really did a sensational job. I hope you make more, it seems like this is a natural area for you to explore.

  22. It's a beautiful piece. I bet you can't wait to do this again :)

  23. Beautiful! So organic....I too am a newbie and can't wait to do some more! Great Job. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I love how you put a spin on Sally's directions by using a larger bead on the 4 corners. You ended up with a unique and beautiful piece.


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