For this blog hop, I decided to use a beautiful porcelain flower cabochon made by Sarah Kandell-Gritzmaker of Slate Studio Supplies on Etsy. The colors immediately made me think of setting it in red brass. The backplate is red brass and the bezel wire is bronze. The etched disc that I sweat soldered to the reverse of the backplate is also red brass.
Porcelain Cabochon Bezel Set in Red Brass & Bronze
Patinated Etched Red Brass
Bezel Set Cabochon
I usually make chains for my pendants but this time, I chose to use stone beads that have a finish somewhere between matte and satin in order to complement Sarah's cabochon. I knotted the beads in groupings of three using Irish waxed linen cord from Beads To String. The necklace was finished with commercial brass bead tips from River Song Beads and my soldered red brass clasp and etched logo tag.
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