Several times a month I will hide beads throughout the AvenueBeads.com online store for you, my awesome customers to find. Your mission, if you choose to accept it…
There are two short and easy to enter contests going on right now on both my Facebook and Google+ pages. Guess, share and cross your fingers!
One thing an artist loves is validation, because honestly we are all fragile egos always on the edge of snapping and slicing off our ear.
Have you ever wondered how glass beads are made? Or how glass marbles are designed and turned into beautiful glass spheres? Well then my friend, you need to join me during my live studio broadcasts!
Making a letter murrini involves many steps and many hours to complete. Another thing this takes a lot of, glass. Lots and lots of glass.
If you’ve never heard the word cabochon, you’re probably wondering “what are these strange glass pieces that don’t have holes?”. What can I do with them?
Glass Cabochons, or cabochons in general are flat-bottomed pieces without holes, sometimes referred to as “cabs”. Glass cabochons can be used within a long list of different artistic and crafting mediums and techniques to create a beautiful finished piece.
One of the more popular uses for cabochons is gluing bails on them so that the cabochon can be worn as a necklace pendant.
If you’re a seed beader you can also “cage” the cabochon in a beautiful design, bezel set, wire wrap, or use them in a PMC creation. Even further, glass cabochons can be used in mosaics and stained glass panels. The list of possible uses of cabochons is quite varied. There are probably some uses I haven’t even thought of.
If you’re looking for unique handmade glass cabochons to use in your next jewelry or crafting project, you’ve come to the right place. I offer a growing selection of one of kind glass cabochons that you won’t see anywhere else. Head over to the Avenuebeads.com store and check out all the cabochons that are currently available.
Have a favorite way to use a cabochon? Post it in the comments.