Video:How to Make a Beaded Bezel With Bead Embroiderywith Melissa Shippee
Add some pizzazz to your stones or cabochons by making a beaded bezel. Learn how to make a beaded bezel with bead embroidery in this beadwork video from About.com.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Beaded Bezel With Bead Embroidery
Hi, I'm Melissa Shippee, owner of MGS Designs. I'm here today with About.com to show you how to meake a beaded bezel with bead embroidery.
Tools to Make a Beaded Bezel with Bead Embroidery
To do this, you'll need the following items: a synthetic or natural stone or cabochon that you want to bezel, a magic marker, a bead embroidery surface, a needle and beading thread.
How to Begin a Beaded Bezel with Bead Embroidery
To start, you'll place your stone down on your bead embroidery surface. Draw an outline around your stone. Next you'll remove your stone and secure your thread in the bead embroidery surface. You can do this by creating a knot, then stitching through the surface, or by just weaving back and forth through the surface several times.
Add Cylinder Beads with 2-Bead Backstitch
Next you'll start stitching cylinder beads onto the bead embroidery surface. Using 2-bead backstitch. You'll stich all the way around the ring that you traced on the bead embroidery surface.
Step Up with Peyote Stitch
After you finish the backstitched row, bring your thread out of one of the beads. Start peyote stitch by picking up a cylinder bead, skipping over, the next backstitched cylinder bead and stitching through the next. A step up is when you stitch through the first bead added in the row you just completed.
Place your stone into your bezel while you work the rounds of smaller beads. Some people like to place a dab of glue inside their bezel before they place their stone down.
Continue with Smaller Beads
After you've added enough rows of cylinder beads and peyote stitch to reach around the widest part of your stone, you're going to add smaller beads in peyote stitch. If you're using a size 11/0 cylinder bead, the next logical bead to use is a Japanese size 15/0 seed bead. You'll often find that you need to add one final round to your bead embroidery bezel using size 14/0 or 15/0 Czech seed beads. Using the different sizes of seed beads, from largest to smallest, allows the bezel to cup in around the stone and hold it in place.
And that's how you make a beaded bezel with bead embroidery. Thank you for watching. To learn more, please visit About.com.