I have worked on another of my items from my to – do list…..working with beads without holes or cabochon’s. I found these amazing beads called luna soft cabochon.
They almost seem to have a light inside them (they don’t photograph that well). As there is no hole in them you have to make a ‘case’ for them using seed beads. To be honest, my first attempt is not quite what I was hoping for but I did learn the name for beading techniques along the way.
I started off with a ladder weave:
I then added in some tiny size 15 seed beads.
Next a bit of tubular herringbone stitch.
This time tubular herringbone stitch with three seed beads.
A final row of size 11 seed beads finishes this side off.
I now need to finish off the bottom row.
My finished cabochon. It is a bit too enclosed for m liking but it is a start and is something that I can work on.
I then decided to have another go, using a slightly different technique this time….more beading techniques learnt. 🙂
This time I started with a right angle weave stitch.
Next I added a row of beads in between the top beads from the previous row.
I then added a tiny size 15 seed bead in between each of these beads. This was the top half completed.
This is the finished item.
I have to say I am really pleased with this. I think that I will make it into a ring. I will be making more of these, that is for sure.
A ring of beads
Adding another bead in between each of the beads from the first row.
Adding smaller seed beads in between each one.
The finished bezel.
A side view.
Which version do you prefer?