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Backing materials are sold in most beading stores. Special beading foundation material (white sheet on bottom) is best for an under backing. Synthetic suede (other sheets) is a good choice for an outer backing.

Backing materials are sold in most beading stores. Special beading foundation material (white sheet on bottom) is best for an under backing. Synthetic suede (other sheets) is a good choice for an outer backing.

Glue

I Ins book focuses on techniques that create a bezel and therefore hold tlic cabochon in with beadwork, not with glue. However, glue is used in a temporary wav, to keep the cabochon in place un liie under backing while t.ie beads are applied. Ibis simply makes construcling the piece easier. An odor-live, flexible "tacky" ¬°due, such as that sold in most craft stores, is sufficient

In some instances, you ma\ need a glue to function a-* the primal \ dement that holds the cabochon in. Select a strong, heavv-dutv glue that's suitable tor fabric, glass, and/or stones, and that dries dear and flexible (such as rubber cement) rather than hardens. Hardware stores are a good place to look lot* sueh product*;.

The ke\ to selecting one glue brand o\er .moth er is knowing what the glue's texture will be after it dries, (lines that di v to a hard, inflexible surface are not appropriate because you cannot pierce it with a needle. Kather, glues that drv flexible and allow a needle to be pushed through work well.

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