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Monday, April 11, 2011


Many of you know that one of the other beading techniques that I enjoy is bead embroidery.  I love to start with some focal pieces and bead bezels around them.  Then, I add patterns and other fun pieces to make a great pin or medallion for a bag.

This is a brooch that I made for my daughter.
It all started with a wooden peace sign button.
This is a cuff that I worked on last year.  It features some great Halloween buttons that I found.
cab closeup
And this is a bag that I started with the beautiful stone and allowed the pieces to speak to me.  The back of the bag and the flap are one piece of leather and the front is rabbit fur.

While I have been able to find a lot of great stones and buttons, I have not been able to find nice cameos to work with.  While I was checking out some of my friends’ blogs the other day, I came across some beautiful cameos that had been bezeled by Lori Cook.  You can check them out here:

I asked here where she was getting them and she was nice enough to share her source.

I decided to start small and only order a few to check them out.


cameos 001 My package arrived yesterday and these are my new Cameo’s.  I am very pleased with what I got.  My daughter has already laid claim to the butterfly cameo.  But, in true teen-age fashion, she is leaving it up to me to make it into a piece of jewelry for her.

Now, all I have to do if figure out what to do with them.  Stay tuned and see what happens. 

Back to Beading!



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