It refers to the shape of the bead or gem, and in my cabochon jewellery, it’s the rounded, convex resin part of the earring or pendant. Gemstones can come in cabochon shape, although they’re usually facet-cut,
In my jewellery pieces, the cabochon with a picture under it is glued into a frame, or bezel.
A cabochon is a special type of gemstone that has been shaped and polished, rather than faceted. As a result, these gemstones have a domed surface and a flat back. – Joseph Jewelry
Today was my first time at Waikanae Community Market. Sunny but windy; had to move some jewellery stands off my table and onto the handy ‘shelf’ in the car boot – which actually made a nice display area for the non-featured jewellery.
My main display was of “Floral Bouquet” and “Flora” ranges, and I bought some gorgeous flowers from another stallholder that really complemented my display.
I added a few “Halloween” pieces – for dress-up parties, or lovers of the vampire movie genre. (The pieces have names like “Eudoxia”, “Morticia” and “Blood Lines”!)
Because al fresco jewellery making is just too difficult, but I need to be occupied, I worked on my latest EclecticYarn creation between customers. Almost as many people stopped to admire the stitching as the jewellery; maybe I should take some of my smaller fibre artworks next time.
I was lucky to get a space near friendly neighbours who shared some helpful market tips. Several people asked if I’d be back next week: weather permitting, yes!
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