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Last week we shared you anarticle on how to bezel a cabochon using Right Angle Weave. For me, this is the simplest way and I use Right Angle Weave beading technique every time I bezel eighter a cabochon or Rivoli. But here’s a technique that is also easy and I’m sure you’ll find it fun – the netting beading technique!
String 16 beads. Make a circle and pass through the beads again forming a tight circle. Cut the end of the thread.
String 3 beads, skip one bead in the ring and go to the second bead in the ring. Repeat 8 times.
After you finish second row you will step up to the second bead of second row. (to the sticky out bead) as showed in photo.
String 5 beads and pass to the next sticky out bead in the previous row.
Step up through the highest bead (as shown in photo)
Take 7 11/0 and string to the highest bead in previous row. Repeat 8 times.
Put a Rivoli inside facing up.
String 3 11/0 and pass through the middle bead of 7.
Then you finished this row, go around one more time through all beads and step up through the bead in the previous row you’ve started.
There you have it! And from this stage, you can continue to embellish the Rivoli however you wish. Vitalija Velyviene, embellished her Rivoli with bicone crystals, seedbeads and Superduos and named it Super Color Star!
If you wish to learn Super Color Star, CLICK THE BUTTON to DOWNLOAD THE FREE TUTORIAL!
If you’re looking for s Boho Chic style DIY accessory, look for wooden beads and at DIY Jewelry Making Supplies Shop, we have a variety of wood beads to choose from!
Wood beads are unique beads that you can incorporate in your jewelry making. You can pair them with clay beads, ceramic or gemstones. Or create an ethnic style piece of jewelry and go for all-wood beads and leather accessory and unlike when you use big gemstones and beads, wood beads are lightweight and therefore, they are great for necklaces and bracelets.
There are a variety of finishes for wood beads. Mostly, you’ll find them in natural colors, but you can also find wood beads that are painted and varnished. Most wooden beads are circular and elongated but nowadays, you’ll find them in different fun and unique shapes and very colorful as well.
Here are some inspirations for making jewelry with wood beads!
Add to your elegant style with these Minos par Puca beads. These Czech glass beads feature a small barrel shape and a stringing hole side-drilled through the center of the shape. They nest up wonderfully with Arcos par Puca beads. Use these beads in your bead weaving and stringing creations for amazing results.
Sold in 10g Bags. Each 10g pack contains approximately 225 beads.
Place Of Origin Czech Republic
Here are Minos Inspired Jewelry Designs and Beading Tutorials
When I was first beginning to learn how to bead, it was one of my goals to learn how to bezel. I love the look of capturing cabochons. I feel intrigued by how others do it. So, I tried my best to learn how and now, I want others to know how, even in the simplest way. So, here is a simple way how to bezel a cabochon.
This is my cabochon and it measures 1-inch x 1.5 inches.
Cut an arm span of thread. Leaving at least 5 inches tail slide in 4 x 11/0 seed beads. Pass the thread through the 4 seed beads like shown on the diagram. This is your 1st set of RAW.
Slide in 3 seed beads (shown in red) and pass the thread into the three seed beads in opposite direction as that of your 1st RAW.
Keep adding 3 seed beads and weaving in opposite directions until you reach about the size of your cabochon.
Lay the beads around the cabochon and see if it fits. If it fits then you can connect your RAW and create a circle.
Let’s say you have weaved all the way around and is ready to connect your RAW your thread should be coming out from the bead shown in red.
Now, depending on how you ended your last RAW, when connecting you can either go clockwise or counter-clockwise. In this diagram I have ended my last RAW in counter-clockwise so I will weave in clockwise direction.
To connect, slide in a bead (shown in red) and pass the thread into the nearest seed bead from the other end (shown in green)
Continue to slide in a bead (shown in red) and pass the thread into the beads shown in green.
You need to add rows of RAW to match the height of your cabochon. After connecting, slide in 3 seed beads (shown in green) and weave following the arrows.
Then add 2 seed beads (shown in green) and weave following the arrows.
Slide in 2 seed beads and weave.
Keep weaving until you’ve gone all the way around the RAW. If you need to add another row simply repeat step 5 like what I did with my cabochon. Try to fit and check.
Now you’re ready to do Peyote. Make sure that your thread is coming out of an edge bead shown in orange arrow.
Coming out from the bead shown in orange arrow, slide in a 15/0 seed bead (shown in red circle) and pass the thread into the next bead shown in yellow arrow.
Repeat this step and weave tightly until you have gone all the way around your RAW.
Now you need to weave the back side to encase – bezel the cabochon. Pass the thread back thru several 11/0 seed beads until you get to the other side.
Repeat Step 6 until you have gone all the way around the cabochon. You may have to weave with the cabochon inside because the beadwork will tighten as you weave and tighten the circle.
If you have to add several rows of Peyote to completely bezel your cabochon simply repeat Step 6 and do the Peyote. In my case, I had 2 rows of Peyote to completely bezel my cabochon.
This simple way how to bezel a cabochon is perfect for beginners. Just add embellishments and your bezeled cabochon will surely look stunning.
But here’s a more interesting and intricate way how to bezel. Take a look at the images
Wanna learn how? You’ll have a chance to download the FREE PDF for these tutorials and learn more beading techniques on how to bezel a cabochon!
Today, we’ll learn a beading technique, not often used but equally versatile as with the other popular beading techniques. Triangle Weave is a beading stitch consists of three sides. It is often seen on flower motif beaded jewelry. While threads are going in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions you can use the stitch and create a row of Triangle Weave or you can weave it in circular direction and make a beaded flower shape. How is it done? Let me try and show you how with these diagrams. I used bugle beads on the diagrams so you can clearly see the triangular shape.
Cut a few inches of thread. Leaving about 6-7 inches tail slide in your beads and going in clockwise direction following the arrows.
Then pass the thread twice onto each bead. On the diagram, you’ll see the 1st pass of thread in dotted lines and the 2nd pass of thread in full lines. This is your 1st triangle weave.
Make your 2nd triangle weave going in counter-clockwise direction. Slide in 2 beads and pass the thread following the arrows.
Pass the thread twice similar to what you did on your 1st triangle weave. Now you have your 2nd triangle weave.
To make a 3rd triangle weave you now bring your thread in clockwise direction. Repeating the same weaving pattern you can create a row of Triangle Weave.
To create a Circular Triangle Weave, create 2 triangles going upward starting with clockwise direction and then counter-clockwise.
Slide in 2 beads and weave going to your right in clockwise direction.
Repeat weaving counter-clockwise and clockwise while adding 2 beads until you complete a circle. That’s it! You’re done with your Circular Triangle Weave.
Now, try it and practice Triangle Weave beading technique with these free tutorials that I’ve gathered for you!
In this issue of DIY Jewelry Making Magazine, we will feature beading tutorials and jewelry designs with Rivoli. Our Contributing Artists, AdivaJewels, PatriziaBijoux and VitalijaVelyviene will teach you different ways how to use, bezel and work with Rivoli. You can apply the techniques you will learn from this issue in designing your own jewelry. You will learn from step by step photos and clear instructions.
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Happy jewelry making!
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Meet our Contributors!
Hi! My name is Adina Vaida. I live with my family in a beautiful city on the Romanian seaside. I fell in love with beading many years ago when I first saw a piece of beadwork. I knew then what I would do for the rest of my life.
I am Patrizia and I like to create bijoux. I love everything that allows me to express myself. I love the colors and especially, in the art of weaving I am conveying my fantasies, thus freeing my positive energy towards the world.
My story begins in Las Vegas… Never thought I will be making jewelry until visited the Liberace museum in 2006. I saw many beautifully embroidered costumes by Swarovski, beads, stones… Can’t believe all the beauty I saw! And then I start dreaming…
Weaving with shaped beads and 2-holed beads is fun. You can form them into different shapes, such as diamonds like what we showed in this tutorial. Using Herringbone Stitch you can weave brick beads and create a diamond shape. Since the center of the diamond is flat, it is a nice base for embellishments and layering. Consider one diamond as a component that you can also use as earrings. Black and white is a matching color. Add a dash of bronze to give your Ebony & Ivory bracelet a flare.
Prepare the following materials:
Step 1: Diamonds
For tutorial purposes, we are using brown brick beads so the thread will be visible.
Cut an arm span of thread. Slide in a bead stopper, leaving at least 7 inches tail end. String a brick bead and going full circle or clockwise, pass through both holes and then come out the left hole. Pull the thread. This brick bead is your 1st row.
Since our goal is to create a diamond shape, this would mean we need to increase the number of brick beads for every row so let’s string 2 brick beads. Weave clockwise and pass the thread through the 1st row then come out the 1st brick strung. Pull the thread. This is your 2nd row.
Position your thread to start the 3rd row. Going right, weave through the bricks until you come out the last hole.
Next is to string 2 bricks. Go left and pass the thread through the previous row. Go up the next brick from the previous row and out the brick you just added then pull the thread.
String again a brick and pass the thread into the previous row. As you pull the thread, go right and pass through the brick from the previous row and out the middle brick from the 3rd row. Pull the thread. You now need to position your thread for the 4th row so go left and weave through the bricks until come out the last hole. You are now ready for the 4th row.
String 2 bricks. Go right and pass the thread through the previous row. Have your thread come out the 2nd brick you just added then pull the thread.
String a 3rd brick. Pass the thread into the previous row and come out the brick you just added. Finally, string your last brick, but this time as you pass the previous row, go left and out the 2nd to the last brick from the 4th row. Now position the thread for the 5th row. The 5th row is where we start to decrease the number of bricks so pass the thread through several bricks and come out the hole adjacent to the last brick from the 3rd row. Your thread is now in position to start the 5th row with 1 brick at a time.
String a brick. Pass the thread into the other hole of the brick just strung then in and out the previous row. Repeat 2x to complete the 5th row. After the last brick position your thread for the 6th row.
Complete the 6th row with 2 brick beads.
..and then finally, the last row.
Fig. 8 – After creating the diamond shape your thread should be coming out the topmost brick bead. Continue weaving by stringing 3mm white pearl, 11/0 bronze seed bead and 3mm white pearl. Pass the thread through the other hole. Pull the thread and pass through the brick beads until you come out the other end.
String another set of 3mm white pearl, 11/0 bronze seed bead and 3mm white pearl. Pass through the brick beads again. Secure your thread by making knots and then cut off excess thread. Do the same for the tail end. You now have created picot edges.
Repeat Step 1 – 9 and create diamonds with picot edge. 1 diamond measures approximately 1 inch so for a 6.75-inch bracelet, including the toggle clasp you need at least 5 diamonds with picot edge.
Step 10: Diamond closure
Cut an arm of thread and get ready to create the diamond shape closure.
Fig. 9 – String 3 brick beads. Pass the thread into the other hole of the last brick bead strung then string 2 black 11/0 seed beads. Pass the thread into the other hole of the 1st brick bead strung and continue to string 1 more brick bead. Have your thread come out the other hole of the last brick bead strung. Pull the thread.
Lastly, attach or link another brick bead to the last brick bead strung by weaving clockwise.
Fig. 10 – String 1 more brick bead then pass the thread into the last 2 brick beads. Go back up and match the beads you strung on the other side. Follow the weaving pattern as well. Follow diagrams on Fig. 11 and 12 to complete the diamond shape closure. Don’t forget to add the picot edges. When finished, secure the thread and cut off excess thread.
Step 12: Flower
Fig. 12 – This diagram is showing the 4 stages how to create the beaded flower. Prepare an arm span of Fireline Crystal Thread.
A – String 4mm white pearls and weave right angle weave in clockwise direction. Have your thread come out the 1st pearl strung.
B – Weave 11/0 bronze seed beads in between the 4 pearls.
C – When you reach a full circle string 3mm black pearl and weave in zigzag direction, placing the pearl at the center and have your thread come out a seed bead.
D – Then continue to string 6 pcs 15/0 bronze seed beads and go all the way around the pearls passing through each of the 11/0 bronze seed beads. When you reach the full circle, come out a pearl and pull the thread.
Step 13: Embellishing the diamonds
Fig. 13 – Bring up 1 diamond. Coming out of a pearl, attach the flower onto the diamond by weaving through the brick beads shown in yellow. Just like when you are wrapping, weave at least 3 times to secure well. Do this for both sides of the pearl. When the flower is secured, cut off excess thread. Repeat Step 11 and attach onto the rest of the diamonds.
Cut a long thread that you can comfortably handle. Bring up diamond closure and a diamond with flower. Link the 2 components like shown on the diagram.
Next, create a picot edge with 3mm white pearls and 11/0 bronze seed beads.
After creating the picot edge, have your thread come out the 3mm pearl. String 11/0 bronze seed bead, 3mm white pearl and 11/0 bronze seed bead then pass the thread through the picot edge on the other side.
String again 11/0 bronze seed bead, 3mm white pearl and 11/0 bronze seed bead and pass the thread into the picot edge.
Now you have linked the closure and a diamond with flower. You can choose to secure and cut the thread or pass through the diamond with flower to come out the other side. Repeat Step 16 to link the rest of the diamonds.
Create a Peyote tube clasp and voila! Your bracelet is finished!
I hope you had fun making the bracelet. Happy jewelry making!
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Introducing the MiniDuo Beads from Matubo! Czech Glass Mini Superduo Beads are 2mm wide and 4mm long with two 0.8mm holes. Mini Superduo Beads are everything you love about Superduo Beads just Mini-Sized (20% smaller than the original Superduo. Just like its mother-bead, the Superduo, having 2 holes it works great on a variety of seed bead projects.
Mini Superduos are sold in plastic tubes of 8 grams. (approx 160 beads) Mini Superduo Beads are made in the Czech Republic to very high standards.
Czech Glass MiniDuo Beads – 2-hole seed beads (Mini Super Duo)
Measurements: 4mm long, 2mm wide (20% smaller than the original SuperDuo)
Hole size: two 0.8mm holes
Packaged in a hangable plastic tube, containing 8 Grams of Beads (Approximately 160 Beads)
Here are MiniDuo Beads Inspired Jewelry Designs and Beading Tutorials
These beads feature a small wedge shape, like that of a corn kernel. Two stringing holes run horizontally through the shape, providing you with fun beading opportunities. Use them in bead weaving projects, add them to multi-strand stringing designs, and more. They will work great with seed beads and other Czech glass beads.
Hole Size 0.8mm. Length 5mm, Width 6mm
Sold in Tubes. Each tube includes approximately 50 beads.
Place Of Origin Czech Republic
Here are free NIB-BIT beading patterns and tutorials by Nela Kábelová you can try!