Bead Embroidered Cabochon Collection Tutorial
- This easy beading pattern will teach you how to make a bead embroidered cabochon necklace, earrings and brooch pin.
- 16-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way, including finishing off to size.
- Complete Materials Page that itemizes exactly what you'll need (including bead color information and approximate quantities) to make the project.
- PDF beading tutorial you can instantly download and conveniently view on any computer or portable device (and/or print out).
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Bead Embroidered Cabochon Earrings, Necklace and Brooch Pin Tutorial #410
Bead embroidered cabochons have a cool, classy, vintage look to them, with flanking bead embellishments that set off and highlight a favorite cabochon. If your style is more “whimsical” than “classic,” then grab your favorite flat-back button or molded bead for a fun and sassy solution! When stitched up, these look as good from the side and the back as they do from the front, so any style (elegant or eclectic) make gorgeous and unique pieces of jewelry that you can proudly wear, or give away as thoughtful handmade heirloom gifts.
For our first bead embroidery tutorial, we kept this one fairly simple and show you how to use just three sizes of beads to highlight your favorite cabochon (or flat-backed bead, button, etc.). This tutorial will teach you the basics of bead embroidery and offer tons of helpful little tips along the way to give you a great foundation and ensure your success with this fun and very versatile bead stitching technique. And, because we like things to look good from every angle, we show you how to stitch your projects up so the beads in the final round are angled slightly so your project will look great from the side, and have no stitches visible on the backside! This gives your bead embroidered cabochons a super clean and professional look from every angle - making them a great option for even fun and unique earrings!
This simple beading pattern includes a detailed materials page, color information, over 90 high-resolution full-color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions. This project is a great way to learn the basics of bead embroidery and will give you a great foundation for other bead embroidered projects. Suitable for beaders of all skill levels, including absolute beginners. Come on, let’s get stitching!
DIY jewelry making beading pattern by Cara & Lane Landry
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- Beading thread and needle
- Cabochon (or flat backed bead or button)
- Bead embroidery felt backing and Ultra Suede
- Findings (end clasps and such) to finish off each project
- Scissors, glue, etc.
- Flush cutter
Materials & Quantities Needed
Your purchased beading tutorial will include a detailed materials list of everything you'll need to make this project, including quantities and, in most cases, color information (see more about Bead Color Information below).
Substituting with Different Beads or Beading Materials
Many of our designs can be made using comparable beading materials. For example, if our pattern calls for 4mm round pearls, in most cases, you can use different types of 4mm round beads instead (such as 4mm round fire polished beads). Please note: If the pattern is for a bead weaving (or stitched) project, it's typically not recommended to use different sizes of beads than those recommended, as the original design may not work out as intended. You may also substitute recommended materials with your preferred brand (for example using Nymo vs. FireLine thread) unless otherwise noted for a specific reason. For example, if we specifically recommend using TOHO seed beads with a particular project, the project may not work out as well if you substitute and use Delica seed beads instead (which differ in shape).
Bead Color Information
We provide detailed information about the bead colors used for each of the color samples shown above on the Bead Legend / Color Key (or similarly named page) in your purchased pattern. If the tutorial you purchased does not include detailed color information for a particular color sample we used, we apologize (a few of our earliest patterns did not include this information and we no longer have those beads to reference, or they were discontinued by the manufacturer). If this is the case, please feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to provide you with general color descriptions. Be sure to let us know which particular color sample you're most interested in.