The first one I made came out great. Beginner's luck, methinks as I went on to have all kinds of trouble. I couldn't get the cab to fit perfectly in the bezel without a space. Then I tried putting canes on the cab and it came out great!
Rats, I thought I had the photo but in my delirium, I must have deleted it. :( But, it's in my Etsy shop so you can see it if you click on the link over there>>>>. It's the red flowered one.
Then I decided to use up a bunch of beads I've had laying around doing nothing. You know how we always have leftover beads no matter how much we plan? Well, I have a ton of them so decided to use a bunch. So, I went wild and made a big, bold, beautiful bracelet for the non-shy. Even though these are not colors I would normally pick, I like this bracelet! Oiks. Blue. :( Thank goodness for purple. :D
Then I decided to make some cabs for bead embroidery. More blue!! hat is WRONG with me? No. Do NOT answer that! But, I like these cabs, too. :) I decided that I will put holes in all my cabs which I guess, makes them beads. ;( I'm still gonna call them cabs. I realized that if I merely glue on my cabs to Nicole's TERRIFIC Bead Backing, I have to bead up on the cab to make sure it doesn't come off the backing. Sometimes, you lose a lot of the cab surface doing that so I thought, what if it had a hole and I could sew it as well as glue it? Hmmmm, I is smart. ;O Worked great. Now, if I have a cab that I want to really show off, I only have to sew one row of beads because it is really secure with gluing AND sewing! So, here is the latest blueness from my table.