I am going to step into unchartered waters here. I have decided I really need to use some of the bits and pieces I have collected over time. I bought some great stones to use as cabochons and they were still sitting in the bag I bought them in. Always seems a bit more daunting than picking up those little seed beads to make something. Out came my book "Beading With Cabochons" by Jamie Cloud Eakin
I bought it ages ago thinking I would give it a go but so far nothing has eventuated.
Well I am fired up now. I hunted out some backing material and tipped out the stones to drool over once more. I selected a couple of buttons I had purchased when last in Melbourne and proceeded to trace around them on a piece of paper. I was too scared to cut a shape out of the material and thought if I did it on paper I could get a bit of an idea on the actual design. Being brave I traced onto the backing and then stuck the stones and buttons on.
Here is a pic so far. Stay tuned for the next stage. Knowing me it could be weeks before I get up the nerve to actually start beading around them!!!