In Time magazine’s winter 2008 special issue Style & Design, an index of luxury jewelry “A to Z” took note of what beaders already know – C is for cabochon, and cabs are fab.
The article showed some pretty upscale examples of cabochon-studded jewely, including rings from de Grisogono; red jasper cufflinks from Hobbs & Kent; a large-link bracelet set with emeralds, rubies, and sapphires from Seaman Schepps; and a black opal and sapphire ring from Verdura.
But if you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on cabochon jewelry and/or you’d prefer to make your own, you’re in luck – the Bead&Button Show offers no less than 27 classes for projects featuring cabochons. To see the entire list, go to www.BeadAndButonShow.com, and click on the Classes tab, then do a keyword search for “cabochon.” Here are a few highlights of cabby classes to bring out the luxury jewelry designer in you!
• Osteofloral Necklace, shown above, taught by Laura McCabe
• “Working with Cabochons” Primer, taught by Jeanette Shanigan
• Rockin’ Wavy Cuff, shown below, taught by Sherry Serafini
• Rio Grande’s Education in Motion Presents: Introduction to Stone Setting, taught by Scott Patrick
• Victorian Cabochon Necklace, taught by Kelly Wiese
• Silver-Bezel Cabochon, shown below, taught by Leslee Frumin
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