I've told you about the tri-RAW rope I was making to encase an opal cab. Well here it is. I've finally finished it. I'm still working on the tutorial. I thought it turned out rather well but was a little disappointed. the picture on the right is blurred, but this is what it looked like before I closed it around the cab. I liked that puffy little roll, but alas, when I was finished, it was no longer puffy.
I found this tree agate (or is it moss agate?) bead that I've had forever and decided I'd see if I could put a rope bezel around it. As you can see both sides of the bead are very pretty, so I need it to be reversable. In the picture to the right you can see that it isn't smooth, but has some dips and bumps in it.. The rope to the side of the bead is a chenille rope and I think I've come up with a way to close it around the bead without flattening the rope. We'll see. The fact that it is a bead means the bezel doesn't have to fit perfectly. The rope can be attached through the hole in the bead, then bezeled (I think). I'll keep you posted..