ok. I'm keeping beading sessions small until my shoulder is completely healed. I hurt.
but on the bright side, doing a biggish beading session today resulted in this:
I tried like crazy to glue the cabochon to the cuff, but each time it peeled right off. I used fabric cement, regular hypo cement, and I even tried gorilla glue. nothing held. I FINALLY
got the bright idea to just trace around the cab then embroider with beads. it fits in there nice and snug and the beaded bezel will keep it in there. the bottom stitched line is a little crooked, but that's what you get for trying to sew lamb skin. it's so soft and stretchy...and a royal pain. I imagine that spandex is worse, but this was bad enough.
and to make up this cuff, I used black lamb skin leather for the cuff itself, a...I forget the size onyx cabochon, and topaz 11/0 Delicas. I'm pretty happy with it.
what do you think?