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This little bracelet is absolutely elegant in its simplicity and as feminine as the roses its color mimics. The turned bead edge serves two important functions It provides a decorative frame for the cabochon, and it also makes the bracelet stronger. I 3 x 1< S nun o al rhodonite cabochon Seed Beads (npprox. I'l grams ol each color, or number ol beads indicated) Size I 1 round, rose pink (for base row, edge row, and bracelet) Size I s'u round, dark metallic gra (for bezel row) Size S lound,...

Instructions

Thread a needle with approximately I yard (.9 m) ol bead ng threat I (this technique is worked single-thread). 2. Select two or more beads to sew onto the back ol the beaded cabochon. You'll be stitching through these beads several times, and the necklace threads will also go through these beads, so make sure the beads have holos that are large enough to accommodate all ol the .breads. However, since this adds depth onto the back, select small beads so that the beads are as close to the backing...

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Cabochon Fossilized coral n< - > Standard Fiigv Fringed Attachment Top loop gray onyx Bezel Bead-raised, standard Edge Points with tassel Attachment Turn bead Cabochon Goldstonc Bezel Standard EdgC Joined point variation Attachment Direct Cabochon Fossilized coral n< - > Standard Fiigv Fringed Attachment Top loop gray onyx Bezel Bead-raised, standard Edge Points with tassel Attachment Turn bead Cabochon Goldstonc Bezel Standard EdgC Joined point variation Attachment Direct In this...

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Repeat > tcps through 7 unlil sou have circled the cabuch n. 9- To add the first twisted strand, stitch up through the first edge bead and the firs picol bead. You will now add beads lor the lirst portion ol the twisted Strand, usually eight to 12 beads, io determine tin-number of beads to add for your specific cabochon and design, vou will need to add some beads and test lor the number it lakes to produce a loop liki-the one in the illustration (figure I I) that extend from the first picot...

Twobead Fdge Variation

Once you've mastered die basic edge stitch, von ran xrv this variation. It's a little more difficult but produces a bolder, wider edge. The stitch is the same except that you add two beads instead oi one. Just follow the same steps as above, using a second head for each stitch (figure I h. 1 he ke to mastering the two-bearl variation is to maintain the right thread tension b pulling the thread out from the bead's center, like a ray oi sunshine, to tighten the thread. I here will be a wider gap...

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Willi the other needle, go through the loop again, but enter from the side, opposite that used by the other thread. Pull and adjust the thread > .o lite proper tension, l ie ihe two threads together with a square knot. 13 With one thread, go back through the lour si .e I 1 light gr -en seed beads next lo die si .e S'J metallic bronze seed bead. With the other needle, go tlirough lite other four size 11 lii'lit green seed beads. 14- Stitch back through the sides of die laddci, one needle...

Edge stitches

Edge Beading Techniques

Once you've trailed a basic beaded cabochon, you can take your design in many directions. This chapter illustrates a variety of finishing methods for beading on the edge row Some edge techniques provide a simple frame to highlight that really amazing cabochon. Other edge techniques can take your design n> ne heights, creating a detailed artwork in which the cabochon is just one component of a complex whole. Cabochon Agate Be . Standard Cdg-c Raw Cabochon Carved bone Bezel Standard Raw...

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Ruby in zoisite Cabochons Crazy lace agate. Indian agate BoioL Standard erei Standard Beze . Standard Edgi Pointed with tassel tdge Pointed, fringod, raw Edge. Picot edge variation Attachment Direct Attachmont Turn bead Cabochoiv Black onyx Cabochon. Ruby in zoisite Cabochons Crazy lace agate. Indian agate BoioL Standard erei Standard Beze . Standard Edgi Pointed with tassel tdge Pointed, fringod, raw Edge. Picot edge variation Attachment Direct Attachmont Turn...

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oO(i)a - oO oO -o< fO(fl> - O o D - Oo- 5 0 O i 0o . String the fringe strands as shown, following the bead key. (Note that the chart is designed to help you keep count of the beads in each strand and does not reflect the fringe's actual V shape outline) Size iir round seed bead, copper-lined transparent Size o'J round seed boad. toal A8 finish Size nu round seed bead, opaque black 4 mm Capri blue faceted fire-polished round bead a mm teal round bead 6 mm copper-lined transparent round...

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3 Add loiu beads and move them into position to he across the edge. 4. nsei t the needle donn into the hole of the nearest edore bead. 4. nsei t the needle donn into the hole of the nearest edore bead. 5- Moving backward on the added r> w, select the bead whose hole is under the space wtween bead two and bead three of the added be< ds. Stitch up through the hole of that bead.Then stilth lluough beads three and lour ol'the added beads Keep nudging the added beads back into their proper...

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15 Go through the outer row several times to fill the holes of the heads with thread This w ill force the heads to lint up straight and lie next to each other, making the row strong and firm and creating a smooth edge. 16. Finally, hring the threads to the back side, l ie them with a square knot, weave in the ends, and cut. Variations You can create mans variations ol this stitch b changing the number ol added beads, ami In changing bead sizes and color combinations, bach variation can create a...

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Stitch back through all the beads in the necklace strand.I his will result in a total ol four threads in the strand, giving it hodv and strength. 7 When you reach the end loop von created when you started stringing, tie the threads w ith a square knot, weave in the ends, ami cut. 8. Use two jump tings through each end loop to attach the hook clasp al one end and the chain at the other end. 9. Place one S mm tiger jasper round bead, and then one f mm opaque black round bead, onto the hendpin....

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Next, you'll string the necklace.Thread a needle w ith approximately I yards (3.66 m) of beading thread this step is worked double-thread, so move the needle lo die center of the thread to produce a double strand. Pick up I S size 1 1 opaque black-seed beads. Move the heads to the end of Unthread, leaving a tail of approximated 9 inches (22.9 cm). Co through the beads again to create a loop. 1 hen follow steps A through I below to create the necklace strand shown (or, of course, vou can design...

Stringing Thl Necklace

4- Now you're ready to string the necklace.Thread a needle with approximately 4 yards (3.6(1 m) of beading thread this step is worked double-thread, so move the needle to the center of the thread to pro (IllCC a double strand. Pick up 1 5 size I I white-lined brown transparent seed beads. Move the beads to tin-end of the thread, leaving a tail of approximately 0 inches cm). Go through the beads again to create a loop.Then follow steps A through J below, picking up beads as indicated, to string...

Victorian triple cabochon bracelet

Engraved Bali silver accent beads and a trio of sparkling amethyst cabochons recall an era of epic romances and jewelry to match. This bracelet only looks complicated connecting the cabochons to one another and to the bracelet strands couldn't be simpler. 11 mm round amethyst cabochons i Beads Seed Reads (approx. 10 grams ol' each color, or number of beads indicated) Size 1 1 jound, purple transparent (for base row, edge row, and bracelet) Size I round, metallic silver (few bezel low and...

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Subtly linked cabochons, each surrounded by a starburst of tiny foil-lined seed beads, are punctuated by a single dangling drop bead. Because the round cabochons are so small, the base row also serves as a bezel row to hold the stones in place. 13 KS nun oval unakite ('abortions 2 8 nun iouihI Malaysian jade caboclions, rJveri dark peach 2 Sttcd Beads (approx. 10 grams of each color, oi number ol beads indicated) Size II round, matte transparent olive-green (for base row on oval cabochons and...

Scissors

Good, sharp blades ami a small si c for easy maneuverabilitv is mv description of great scissors to use lor beadwork. Crafl shops, fabric stores, and bead shops all have good scissors to add to vonr head work tool chest. I like ro iim small curved manicure scissors to trim the backings on round 01 o al cabothons. I he cui ve of the scissor-makes the trimming job easier. These are readilv available at drugstores A beading pad keeps bead, from rolling around every which way and makes picking...

Clasps

Clasps arc the devices thai let uu open or close ncckluces ami bracelets. They're sol< in dozens ot styles and types . Some, such as lobsrcr-claw clasps, have moving parts thai allow ou to shut the clasp over the attaching ring or chain on the piece's opposite end. Others, such as toggle clasps and hook clasps, simply open and close l v slipping the finding through the ring or over a loop. Clasp findings for biuculch* and necklaces tip Clasp findings for biuculch* and necklaces tip Whether...

Earring Findings

Posts, wires, and clips most of the types that vou sec on commercial earrings arc available to headers, loo. Some kinds have a loop that can simpb be opened and closed over the beaded portion to attach it. Others have a closed loop that von must < trin'4 onto ihc work ilsell to attach it. For instructions on methods foi attaching eai i ing findings to cabochons, see page 119 in the Appendix. Earring findings come in three basic typesi post-and-pad, dangle wires, and clasps. PIN I INDINGS...

Picot Edge Variation

This variation is useful tor designs, such as a simple brooch or a button earring, that will have no other edge beading. The stitch is similar to the basic ed e stitch but adds a middle, head that mis Sideways in the space above every two beads. C. Bring the. needle up through the second of the two added heads. The first added head should sit sideways on lop ol the row (figure 1 5). D. Repeat steps B and C around the entire cabo ebon. As you near the end of closing the circle, space, the added...

Cabochons

Beautifully combine an amazing variety of cabochons and beads on sophisticated jewelry. Both beads and cabochons oiler virtually unlimited creative possibilities for jewelry artists. In flrttrfhig with Gt m jom Jamie (lloud I'.akin shows you the basic techniques and the unique stitches she developed over more than a decade. Her projects range from a pair of classic double-cabochon earrings to an elaborately fringed dichroic glass necklace. With so many cabochons and beads to choose from, each...

Bead Loop Picot

Thread a needle with approximately 1 yard (.91 m) of beading thread (this nethod is worked single thread). 2. Insert the needle through the under backing from the back side.The needle should be. inserted next to the edge of the cabochon, between the cabochon and the base row ol lx ads. Leave a tail approximatelv 9 inches (22.9 cm) long. Insert the needle through tw o beads of the base row. 3- Pick up three beads, and create the picot by stitching back though the last ol the two beads in the...

Stringing The Necklacf

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You've linished heading the- cabochon, so now it's time to string the necklace. 1 bread a needle with approximated 4- vards (3.66 ui) of beading thread this step is worked double thread, so move the needle to the centei of the thread to produce a double strand. Pick up one size 5 bronze seed bead Move the bead ro the end of the thread and loop the thread around it to create .1 stop bend, leaving n tail of approximately 9 inches (22.9 cm). pi Then follow steps A through h below, picking up beads...

Basic cabochon bead

This chapter intitules all aj the techniques accessary to bead a base row, a bezel, and any of several kinds of edges. I he end result a dazzling l gt usii headed cabochon to use as the focal point or a necklace, bracelet, earrings, pin, or other jewelry design. There are six steps to creating a basic beaded cabochon I attach the cabochon to the under backing inateri.il, 2 bead die base row, i add the be el row, 4 attach the outer backing, gt bead the edge, and 6 mark the center beads. WHAT YOU...

Other bezel stitches

This chapter illustrates additional met hods for creating a he el row on a headed cabochon. Although the he el technique. used for the basic headed cahochon works for most cahoi htm, other stitches can he used too, either as decorative features or to solve problems resulting from an unusual slope on he cahochon. Cabochon. Dichroic glass Bejel Bead-raised fcdgc. Pointed with fringe Cabochon- Eogl -eye agate Bezel Bead-fiii cd Cdge. Pointed Af achmeri Turn bead CvbiM hint. Blue lace agate tumbled...

Beaded Bezel Instructions

Beaded Bezel Cabochon Instructions

Thread a needle with approximately 2 yards I Sim of beading thread this technique is worked single-thread . 2. Insert the needle through he backings from the back side, approximate V'lo inch 1.6 mm from the edge, leaving a tail approximated V inches 22.9 cm long. 3. Slilc h up through the lirst edge bead. 4- Pick up two beads. 5. Stitch around the thread loop two beads over t lt gt the right, and stitch back up through the second added head figure l i TO. Stitch rhe thread around the loop...

The projects

You've learned how to make a basic headed cahocluni.You e. read about and perhaps even practiced the various techniques jor adding interesting edges, bezels, and other creative ejJecLs. Now it's tunc to apply what you've learned and start heading some beautiful cabochon jewelry. All oj the projects on thefollowing pages are designed not only to create stunning pieces for you to wear or to give as gijts, but also to help you develop your skills. Choose a project, read the instructions, gather...

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Stitch completely around the. cabochon, and then stitch to the back side.'i ie a knot, weave in the end, and cut die thread. I hen thread a needle on the tail thread, tie a knot, weave in the end, and cut. 9. Stitch on the bezel row according to the instructions in chapter two, or use one of the othei bezel stitches described 111 this chapter. Because the first bead row is made ol larger beads and therefore raised, you'll need Lo lake particular care not to pull threads down too tightlv...

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Jamie Cloud Eakin

D TTVI C Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. DUUi J NVw York Simple Techniques for Beautiful Jewelry A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Now York Art Directors.- Stacey Budg'.- plioton.r phy and 828. Irr., taynut Associate Art Director Shannon Yokel ey Editorial Assistance Dolores csnoll Art Production A l'Jancn Jsffroy Hamilton Libriuy nf Cimyitif.s Cataloglng-in-Publicahnn Data Bi-.iiiinp. with cabochons. sirrpl irr linu us for beautiful jewelry . mm Cloud Golem p. cm. Induces index. ISBN t...

Materials and tools

Part oft In lure of heading with cabochons is that ii allows you to make beautiful, unique, professional looking jewelry and other crealions, vet. llie techniques arc remarkably simple. Gather together just a jew materials and tools, and you're on your way. A cabochon is a tonc, gem. or other object thai has a flat back anrl a smooth clonic surface. The material ran be either natural such as agate or man-made such as glass . Cabochons come in many shapes ami sizes, From verv small, such as S mm...