I have just started to work with cabochons, after quite a while of sttering clear from them. When I first started, I used to scoff at beads that didn't have any holes in them~ what on Earth could I use them for? But I studied some ways to incorporate them into jewelry designs. In this necklace I have paired a raspberry wine hued flower cabochon with a large filigree flower. I then did something I don't normally do: matched this raspberry tone with a complimentary color, rather than something that matched it. I really love the efect! I studied a color wheel and saw that raspberry was a shade of red, which was complimentary to green. I paired this cabochon with beautiful muted olive green beads. This proves that you don't have to match things perfectly (say if I used a pink bead instead) to have a wonderful look!
I am a beadaholic from rural PA, though I am a NJ native of about 19 years. When I am not at my day job at a local retaurant, or on the computer, I am at my desk creating jewelry. After a (very) long road of trying to a niche in the world of jewelry, I think I have started to find something I love~ earrings! I especially love floral inspired designs, involving glass flowers, or freshwater pearls and metal bead caps.
Up there in my interests are reading historical fantasy novels, cooking, and listening to my Ipod.
A couple of years ago I happened to stumple across a curious website that you one can sell handmade items. Excited, I signed up, and then began my journey (again, long!) to trying to create a jewelry business. My website is www.cymbaline84.etsy.com. There you will find an array of earrings that are both simple and whimsical in nature.