I chose some scalloped bezel wire to use and originally was going to use a copper backing to create a pendant, but the more the copper laid on the work bench, the more I longed to jump in and use the sterling sheet I had stashed away. I told myself I wasn't going to use it until I felt more proficient...sterling is expensive, y'all! But, I jumped in with both feet!
I went with an organic shape, but when I put the cab in, I wasn't sure which side was going to be the top, or how I would attach a bail. I punched one hole where I thought I might try to hang it, and didn't like it, so I punched holes in each of the scallops, then punched a few more, and then a few more! I also wanted to pierce the back so that the red glass would show through in a design...believe me, this was not the design I wanted! It was going to be a pretty spiral, but after I got part of it sawed out, I realized how flimsy it was so I sawed it into a big hole, then tried to mimic the outer shape with the waves and holes. After a trying soldering session (couldn't get it to flow) I finally got my act together, decided to use my bigger torch and finished it up.
I like it and am so happy I persevered and went with the sterling instead of the copper! Here is the back...
Now, I need to get the rest of the design going! I think I am either going to do a sterling viking knit or a handmade chain of some sort...what do you think?
Thanks, Francesca, for the gorgeous glass cabs, and for the design challenge! Go see what the rest of our team created!
Deb Fortin - www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Toltec Jewels - www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Carol Briody - cbriody.blogspot.com
The AJE Team
Caroline Dewison - blueberribeads.blogspot.co.uk
Susan Kennedy - www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor - www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Kristen Stevens - kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Francesca Watson - www.francescawatson.com