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I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm ...

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Beads in a Gilded Cage

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Beads in a Gilded Cage
Beads in a Gilded Cage

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Minimal skills necessary. If you know how to thread a needle, tie a knot and weave in threads you can make this design

Pattern Description:

Fire polished glass or Swarovski crystals sparkle from cages of bugle beads. Cage any sparkly bead you choose in these unique beaded cages for earrings or pendants that become conversation pieces. They also make great package decorations and decorations for small holiday trees and wreaths. The pattern includes three different finishes for the cage, instructions for attaching to earwires or making a bail for a pendant.

Approximate Finished size:
1/2 inch wide X 1 inch long
Supplies Used:
12mm bugles, 6mm rounds, 4mm rounds or bicones, seed beads
Right Angle Weave
Pages to Print:
3 plus cover
Skill Level:
beginner to intermediate


  • 12mm bugles, 6mm rounds, 4mm rounds or bicones, seed beads

You Will Also Need:

  • Beading thread of your choice, beading needles, scissors and earwires if you plan to make earrings