Faux stenciled dichroic brooch and the Fiber Arts Symposium starts on Friday June 19!

Hello dear friends!

How are you? I hope you’re well and that you are actively using your creative outlets to stay positive and productive.

For my part, I’ve been creatively engaged in several projects and I love this creative energy. It also keeps me busy and it doesn’t allow my thought to stray away…

I have finally finished my tutorial on the faux dichroic technique that I used to make the cabochon for the Statement Bead Embroidered cuff that I prepared for the Fiber Arts Symposium. (I hope you’re already registered for the Fiber Arts Symposium, if not click here to do so. I totally encourage you to register for the Symposium and I’m certain you’ll learn plenty of new techniques that you can adapt to your medium of choice

Don’t forget that you have the possibility to watch the classes for free during a 24h window or you can buy the bundle now at a special price. Go check the link and the Schedule page to have an idea on the classes presented and the artists presenting the classes

The Fiber Arts Symposium starts tomorrow, Friday, June 19, 2020).

Back to the tutorial. I wanted to make a beautiful cabochon for my bead embroidered project and I finally decided to go for a faux dichroic look. The cabochon is the first thing that you notice when you look at a bead embroidered piece. It is the conversation starter and it has to be eye-catching. And a faux dichroic piece surely is eye-catching.

I’ve used nail art foils and I totally love the holographic effect of the piece. I wanted to spice it up a little more and I used stencils to do so. But I’m not going to tell you more. I encourage you to see the video tutorial and get inspired!

Here’s the material list of the materials and tools that I used to make this beautiful faux dichroic pieces.

I guess this statement bead embroidered cuff is so special for me because I’ve also made the cabochon. As you may know, I started working with polymer clay because I wanted to be able to make my own cabochons. Because I could never decide which gemstone cabochon to use because I only had a few….and they are rather expensive to buy. But then I realized that I could make my own cabochons (the size, color and look of my choice) and a new and fabulous journey opened in front of me. My love for polymer clay…

I hope to see you in the Fiber Arts Symposium!

Wishing you a beautiful and creative day!

Happy claying!




  1. The cuff is absolutely gorgeous, Mihaela! A cabochon is definitely the eye-catcher when used in a beaded piece, and yours truly shines. It’s wonderful that your creativity is keeping you in good spirits – have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you very much, Anita! I’m very happy that you liked the cuff and the cabochon. I started learning to use polymer clay many years ago because I dreamed of making my own focals. And this cuff is my dream “materialized”. For this reason I also like it very much.A beautiful week-end to you too and lots of inspiration for your art journaling and for your jewelry pieces!

  2. These pieces, Mihaela, are so wonderful. It must be so gratifying to be able to make a piece using two crafts that come together so beautifully. The cabochon with the beaded cuff is simply gorgeous.
    I’m sending the very best of thoughts to you.

    1. Thank you my dear Carolyn for appreciating the cuffs! I’m extremely happy to know that. And yes, it really is a special thing for me to be able to put two of my favorite jewelry making techniques together into a piece of jewelry that I also like very much.
      Thank you for your wonderful message. 😘
      Have a beautiful and joy-filled Sunday!

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