Got your own beads? want just the written instructions? here you go!
HOW TO BEAD AROUND CABOCHONS
by Rhonda Besaw
WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE IN A PDF FILE
WHICH WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU!
A cabochon usually refers to a gemstone that has been shaped and polished instead of being cut and faceted. Cabochons are usually domed on the front and flat on the back. Slightly domed cabochons of any material lend themselves well to beading around. In these instructions, you will learn how to bead around cabochons which will be made into earrings.
BASIC MATERIALS LIST
HOW TO DO THE BACKSTITCH KNOT
HOW TO DO THE RETURN STITCH
BEADED LOOP FOR EARRING WIRE
TIPS HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEADWORK BETTER
Once you learn this simple beading technique, you can then use this skill to bead around any type of cabochon. Beaded cabochons can then be made into barrettes, earrings, necklaces and other jewelry, or glued or sewn on to clothing or pocketbooks. The possibilities are endless!
Rhonda Besaw • living in the "Great North Woods" of New Hampshire • 603-837-3381 • send an email