Soul Gems

Shirley Roy

Stall 144

for

Cabachons & other Jewellery

 

 

       Contact me at:

 

Phone:     021 782 1504

Fax:          086 614 4544

Cell:          083 642 3333

Email:       shirleycapetown@gmail.com

Website:  www.soulgems.co.za

 

 

Five years ago, after retiring from my career in business, I started beading as a pastime. From initially making Christmas presents for friends, this hobby developed quickly into jewellery making using semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

 

 

 

 

Then I became hooked on cabochons, after I was given a book about them and uses. Soon I was incorporating them into my jewellery making.

Cabochons (from the Middle French caboche meaning head) are domed semi-precious stones. The stones are smooth and have no facets. Therefore the full continuous details of all the characteristics of the stones are revealed.

 

 

 

 

 

Cabochons are the centrepieces of my jewellery range. Making jewellery with them is both a great joy and a challenge to my creativity. The absolute uniqueness of the stones, offers endless opportunities for creativity and I need to be guided by the individuality of each one. Therefore, this guarantees that each piece of jewellery made with a cabochon is truly one of a kind, impossible to replicate. And in each cabochon, each person will see different special and appealing characteristics, dependant on his or her equally individual nature.

 

I mount the cabochons on leather and then bead them with tiny seed beads. This can take up to 8 hours to complete. But the end result is a truly beautiful and unique piece that contains more than a piece of my soul.

 

I also enjoy making necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and of course my little stone angels that can be attached to cell phones, necklaces, keyrings, or whatever. They also make great Christmas tree decorations. Chakra jewellery and Chakra strings are other items in my collection.

 

 

Last Updated 01 April 2014 16:06