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 ...
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 not particular what I use to design with as long as it is a high quality bead.
I can't say I have a favorite stitch or type of bead, but lately I've been experimenting with the new Twin beads and Super Duos.
Next on my to-do list is design some items with Cubic Right Angle Weave with the Twins. It works in my head, now to put thread and beads to it.
I have an 1897 Morgan silver dollar that was minted in my Father's birth year. I wanted to do something with it besides keep it hidden away in his cedar box, so I devised this bezel to make it into a pendant that I could wear. The original was somewhat irregular and needed a little tweaking, so I made another bezel for this 1921 Morgan silver dollar.
This bezel is sized for a silver dollar, but with a little adjustment will work with any cameo, shell or coin that doesn't have the domed front like a cab.
Instructions are given for a bail so this becomes a pendant
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Pictures of finished bezels
List of supplies
Step by step illustrations with accompanying text
Hints and suggestions
Approximate Finished size:
2.25 inches W X 4 inches L
4mm rounds, 3mm rounds, size 11 seed beads, size 15 seed beads
Right Angle Weave and Herringbone
Pages to Print:
6 including cover