Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[Challenge with Cabochon] Serenity Statement Necklace: Faux Stone Polymer Clay Pendant

The Studio Sublime

Hello friends and welcome to the reveal date of The Studio Sublime's 
hosted by Ms. Sally Russick.

"Serenity Statement Necklace"
by Michelle Escaño-Caballero

"the state of being calm, peaceful, untroubled"
"an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city"

Serenity Statement Necklace
Faux Stone Polymer Clay
      There is a feeling of peace and calm whenever I do something that is far beyond what my day at the office is.  I like spending time at home and being creative.  This challenge was a long process that took about 3 weeks of my free time to finish.  
I love making cabochons from polymer clay so I made 3 teardrops using the Rocky Path technique that I have shared in this blog a couple of times.  Doesn't it look like stones?

Serenity Statement Necklace
Polymer clay cabochon:   Rocky Path Technique
Faux Stone
The embroidery took about 4 nights to finish and that includes sewing and unsewing the beads. LOL.  I am happy with how it turned out but I think I will add a picot beads on the border... perhaps I will write a post blog article on that.

In the meantime, let's head over to The Studio Sublime and see more beautiful pieces.  

Our Host:  Sally Russick
Alicia Marinache           
Lynn  Jobber           
Jenny Davies-Reazor           
Jen  Judd           
Jo-Ann  Woolverton           
Marde Lowe           
Dawn Doucette           
Mary K McGraw           
Gloria Allen           

Cheri  Reed           
Sonye Stille           
Elizabeth Owens Dwy           
Veralynne   Malone           
Tania Hagen           
Lynsey  Brooks           
Christina Miles           
Holly  Westfall           
Kathy  Lindemer           
Patti Vanderbloemen           

Therese Frank           
Adrienne Berry           
Tanty  Sri Hartanti           
Renetha Stanziano           
Marlene  Cupo           
Sandi Volpe           
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson           

Mischelle Fanucchi           
Tracy  Stillman           
Skylar Bre'z           
Ann Schroeder           
Jess Green           
Susan Kennedy           
Stacie  Florer           
Cathie  Carroll           
Susan F.   
Michelle Caballero  -  You are Here  ☺     
Sabine Dittrich           
Kristina Johansson           
Kimberly Sturrup-Roberts           
Melissa  Meman           
Cheryl McCloud         
Michelle  Timms           
Cindy  Pack           
Ailsa  Cordner           
Cynthia  Machata           
Julia  Harris           
Ingrid  Anderson           

Have a wonderful day!  
♥  michelle  


Patti Van said...

The back of your cabs is just as beautiful as the front, and yes, it does look like a stone! I used the term "ripped out and started over" - I prefer your term "unsewing"! Beautiful job!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Beautiful. ..I love it. Sonya

Anonymous said...

I can't believe those are polymer cabs! When I first saw them I thought they were vintage glass pieces. Love how you joined them together.

Michelle said...

Great attention to detail with the back of the cabs. I love the shape with the trio of cabs. Instead of ripping out beads I'd be ripping out my hair!

SueBeads said...

Your clay does look like stone, it's beautiful! I love what you did. I'm so curious, did you attach them altogether on the backing, or after you stitched them all?

Jo-Ann said...

I love the grouping together of the three cabs, it is stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love the cabochons you made. I'm not familiar with the technique. It looks like fun.

Libellula Jewelry said...

I am so impressed that you not only beaded the bezels to create a necklace but that you created the beautiful teardrop cabochons, too. *lovely work*

Karin G said...

I love your cabs, the colors are great and the finished piece definitely reflects serenity.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Oh I think it looks beautiful just the way it is - without the piquots. How wonderful that you made the cabs and you are right - they DO look like stones. Just love the color! They looks like lovely teardrops.

Tracy said...

Just beautiful...I love those faux stones, and your neccklace screams "look at me"... You also made me smile with your 'unsewing'...I get it, it's the price we pay for artistic perfection.;0

Anonymous said...

First off, gorgeous poly clay cabs!! I love the faux stone technique. Just starting to dabble in this medium and I'm in awe of your technique. The beaded bezels are a perfect setting for your work.


Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Michelle,
Wow your cabs look like real stone for sure as a matter of fack they look similar to Larsonite. Beautiful work and beautiful pendant. I think the picot edging would be a wonderfl accent to your pendant.

Ginger Bishop said...

I loved the shape and colors of this piece when I saw the tiny image of it on my blog. After reading the story and learning how busy you are I admire it even more.

Liz E said...

When I browsed through the Linkz page your piece immediately caught my eye. It's just lovely. The colors, the shape. I'm amazed those beautiful cabs are polymer clay. They really do look like stones. Your piece is one of my favorites of this hop :-)

Designed by Vera said...

Wow, they do look like stones! I will have to check out your tut on it. I really want to get to some clay making. Beautiful colors too! Great Job. Thanks for sharing

Sally Russick said...

Michelle! Your cabochons are FANTASTIC! WOW! The detail on the back of the cabs is wonderful and the front, they look like an exotic stone! Fabulous beadweaving! I'm like you, when I get home from work being creative is the best way to unwind! Thank you so much for participating in the challenge!

Renetha said...

I still can't believe that the cabs are made from pc! This is truly a statement piece. Love the colors.

Kathy Lindemer said...

Michelle-I love what you did with polymer clay. Putting the 3 cabs together created a beautiful focal. Your beading is wonderful. Congrats on winning with the necklace. I can see why! Well done!