Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Finished Cabochon


So I finished the cabochon I was working on... featuring the photo of Mum. 

The beads were probably a bit too heavy for the project - but they're exactly the look that I was after...

Because of their weight, they do tend to fall to the back of the piece. I had thought about mounting it onto a fabric covered block of wood for support, but when I tested it out, I didn't like the 'rectangleness' of it. I much prefer the softness of the beaded crochet edging...

So I've decided to leave well enough alone.

Since the plan is to hang the piece, I hope that whatever is behind it will provide the support.

If not, then I can always add an extra backing to it at a later date.


Here's how it looks from behind. You can see that I've just added a metal ring to the back, so that it can be hung (as you would a picture frame)


At first I had it pinned to the family notice board, but that didn't seem to be quite the right spot...


And for now the piece is attached to a basket at the top of my bookcase. It's the basket where I keep all of the yarn which has been reclaimed from Mum's jumpers - to keep it separate from the rest of my stash, so I can use it for SPECIAL projects, like the Nan bear.


Not convinced that this is where she will stay - but it is home for now!


Carole said...

There is so much that is so good and so right about every decision you made with this project from beginning to end. Congratulations. It is lovely!

Twigwoman said...

She is LOVELY!!!!! And You know how proud she is of You and the amazing tribute to her!!!! Su ch a lovely way to honor someone! You've done it again Sharon!!!