After the first attempt at bezeling the turquoise slab using a single thread technique I had a really ugly corner with large gaps. Not only was it ugly but it also did not bode well for longevity. Exposed threads pulled that tight are more likely to snap.
|Stretched corner on bezeled slab turquoise|
|Corner views of bezeled turquoise slab.|
|Belle Amore Summer 2009, Fragments by Melanie Doerman|
In preparing this post I made a visit to Melanie's website, The Magpie, and there learned of her recent death. It is a loss to the beading world and I will miss her talent.
Using a slight variation on her technique, the worst corner on my turquoise slab looks like this:
|Corner view bezeled turquoise slab|
From the front it looks like this:
|Bezeled turquoise slab, at last.|
Here are a few more pictures:
|Close up corner view, stacked turquoise slabs|
|A tangle of threads- bezeled turquoise slab in progress|
|Three tries at bezeling the turquoise slab.|