Instructions

1. Thread a needle with approximate!) i sards (2.74 nil oí beading thread; this method is worked double-thread, so move die needle to the center to produce a double strand.

2. Start from the end w here the finding will be attached. Use a size or 6° seed bead and loop the thread around it with a rail approximately 6 inches

( I 5.2 cm) long (figure 1 ).This is referred to as a swp head because it stops the other beads from falling off the thread as you work.

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3. String you» beads for the ncckl.nre. or bracelet, designing from the back and going toward I he cabo-chon in the center.

4. Once you have all the beads for the strand on, stitch the needle direct I v into the selected cdyc bead, keeping rhe needle to the top side.

5- Now stitch down through the backings, approximately ' ii> inch (1 .(> mm) from the outside, edge of the backings, pulling the needle through to the ba_k side.

6. Stitch back up through the edge bead from the back side, and continue through all the beads in the strand to the slop bead (figure ?).

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7. Remove rhe loop from the stop head and pass the needle through the bead.

8. Pick up 1 S size I I" or 12" seed heads

9. Go through rhe beads again to create a loop (figure i).

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TO. Adjust the position of the beads lo gel the proper tension.

11. Use the needle, end and the tail thread to tie a square knot.

12. Put a needle on rhe tail thread and stitch 2 or 3 inches (5.1 or 7.6 cm> down into the bead strand portion.

13. 'lake ne original needle and go through the bead loop-again.

14. Take tie original needle and stitch 2 or J inches (S.l or l.'r> cm) down into the bead strand portion.

15- Pull on the threads lo move the knot into rhe bead that was die stop bead.

16. Trim all the ends close to the beads in the strand.

17- Use two jump i ings on each side to attach the findings

Variations: You can use the direct attachment method to join several basic beaded cabochons to each other. Then add beads in between the cabochons to enhance your design. I bis method is also perfect for mulusttand designs; attach each strand directly to the cabochons edge

Cabachon: Crazy lace agate bezel: Standard Ldge. Raw Attachment: Direct

Cabcchon: Jade Bozo/; Standard Edge: Pointed with drop

Attaclvnent. Direct

Cabcchon: Jade Bozo/; Standard Edge: Pointed with drop

Attaclvnent. Direct

Cabochon: Indian agate Bezel: Boad-raised Edge: Raw ¿ftac/iment; Direct

Ca&oc/ion Rhyolito n«.vi;/- Bead-raised Ft Ige: Raw

Athujimvnt: Turn bend

Cnboc/iun Carnelian agate, mustard jasper fle/e/.- Standard

Fdga Pointed

Athii Itwt'nl Turn bead

Cabochon- Fluorite Bezel: Bead-raised fcrIge: Pointed Attachment: Turn bend

Ca&oc/ion Rhyolito n«.vi;/- Bead-raised Ft Ige: Raw

Athujimvnt: Turn bend

Cnboc/iun Carnelian agate, mustard jasper fle/e/.- Standard

Fdga Pointed

Athii Itwt'nl Turn bead

Cabochon- Fluorite Bezel: Bead-raised fcrIge: Pointed Attachment: Turn bend

Turn Bead Method

This technique creates a clean, simple attachment. It's easy to do and, In changing the head sizes used, can produce a variety of looks.

Cabochon with turn bend attachment

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