In all of the beading world, cabochons are my most favorite element. A single stone can have endless variations. The variation I like best are characters that I fashion into pins. These are not your grandmother's brooches!
For this challenge, I combined two of my favorite things: kitties and cabs! The cab for the head is a button cover (remember those things?) and I removed the finding on the back so it could lay flush against the backing. The kitty body is a dichroic cab I purchased on eBay. Introducing Fantastic Feline:
Here is the pin back.
And, in case you are interested in the "before" picture. Here she is before embellishment and finishing.
Here are our fantastic challenge participants:Your Host: Sally Russick
D Lynne Bowland
Mary K McGraw
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Tanty Sri Hartanti
Karin Grosset Grange
Inge von Roos
And here are some sneak peeks at their creations: