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Friday, August 24, 2012

Creating the Accents!

My previous posts were teasing, sharing a few lines as I go. Here is a further update! Now you can see where I am going. Since Ray Lewis, a Baltimore Raven, my favorite Football Team, is an Icon of Baltimore, I decided to include another. Maryland is known for their 'Steamed Blue Crabs'. It is our tradition to call a few close friends, steam up some blue crab, pop a beer or two and sit together socializing, while enjoying our 'pick'.

The claw itself, was not affording a total picture. Therefore, I decided to add a focal accent, to be added later. This too is a picture of a Steamed Crab. *giggle* I told my family it was very necessary for me to go out and eat some very large steamed crabs, so I could take a photo for my cell phone bag. They weren't hard to convince! In the picture above, you see what I created.

Below is the process, in a nut shell.

Before we dug in, I asked to allow me the time of taking a few photographs. Here is the one I decide to use. I photo managed it and reduced the size so it fit perfectly behind a 40mm x 25mm glass cabochon. Using what you see in the picture above, I backed it with blue card stock, cut the shape to fit and followed the directions on the Glaze.

I share my thoughts of where this new accent will rest, later on. Looking at it now, I sure wish I would have included a mallet in the same picture. Heck, maybe I should suggest more crabs! lol


  1. Wow! That's so cool, I love your custom cabochons!

  2. Thanks so much Ness! Funny, but just last night I was looking over some of the lampwork you made, thinking how cool these pieces are and I should plan out something to add them.

  3. Thank you so much! I was just printing off the Focal, for the other side with Ray' caricature when I noticed your reply. I look forward to sharing the other focal now too!

  4. Hey Erin,
    This makes me hungry for crabs! Love how you include the stuff you love in your art. That's what makes it so extraordinary.

  5. Aww, thanks Colleen! I know how much YOU love crabs too! Hey, didn't I even loom a picture of you.....[walks off whistling]

  6. I cherish it and keep it in a proud place of display. Love you!