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How to Make a Cabochon and SuperDuo pendant - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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How to Make a Cabochon and SuperDuo pendant - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Follow Lindsay's comprehensive, step by step tutorial to make your own beautiful Super Duo Cabochon Pendant. With hundreds of gorgeous 25mm Cabochons in our selection, we are not sure you will be able to stop at just the one, let alone choose a favourite.

I absolutely love the Beads Direct cabochons, there's so many to choose from. I've combined one with my other favourites, Super Duos, seed beads and tiny round crystals. Happy Beading! Lindsay xx

Ready? Let's Stitch!

What you will need:

*Thread (I used Beadsmith™ FireLine)
*25mm Cabochon
*Size 11/0 seed beads, main colour (11A)
*Size 11/0 seed beads, accent colour (11B)
*Size 15/0 seed beads, colour A (15A)
*Size 15/0 seed beads, colour B (15B)
*Size15/0 seed beads, colour C (15C)
*approx 30 Super Duo, colour 1 (SD1)
*approx 30 Super Duo colour 2 (SD2)
*approx 30 3mm round crystals
*1 jump ring
*A needle
*Scissors
*Chain/ribbon
*Bead Mat

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Step 1

On 3 arms length of thread, pick up an even number of 11A to surround your cabochon. Pass the needle through all of the beads again to form a ring, then pass through a few more.

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Work three rows of peyote stitch with 11A. If you are new to peyote stitch, I give a detailed description of the method in my Beads Direct tutorial "Multi Cabochon Necklace" steps 1-3.

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Step 3

Work three rows of peyote stitch with 15A.

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Step 4

Turn over the piece and insert the cabochon.

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Step 5

Pass the needle diagonally through the 15As and 11As exiting from one of the more raised up 11As.

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Step 6

Work three rows of peyote stitch  with size 15/0 seed beads. I usually do two rows of the colour I used on the base, 15A and the third row in an accent colour, 15B.

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Step back through two rows of 15/0s and three rows of 11As. Pick up a SD1. Let the SD1 nestle in the gap between the next 11As and pass through the 11A in the next line.

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Step 8

Continue all the way around the piece, adding a SD1 in the gaps. Finish by passing through the lower  hole of the first SD1. At this stage the Super Duos are a bit messy but the next step will correct this.

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Step 9

Pick up a 15C and pass through the lower hole of the next SD1. Continue in this way, adding a 15C between the SD1s. Finish by passing through a SD1, then in the opposite direction through the upper hole of the same bead.

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Step 10

Pick up a SD2 and sew through  the outer hole of the next SD1. Continue in this way, placing a SD2 in between the SD1s. Finish by passing through the lower hole of the first SD2 added in this row.

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Step 11

Now we are going to step down through the Super Duos to the 11As. Exit through the lower hole of one of the SD1s, passing through the two 11As shown in the photograph.

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Step 12

Pick up an 11B and snuggle it into the gap in the 11As. They will sit in front of the 15Cs added in step 9.

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Step 13

Continue adding the 11Bs all the way around. Finish by sewing through the first 11B added in this stage.

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Step 14

Sew through the lower hole of the next SD1 and into the outer hole of the same bead. Then sew through the lower hole of the next SD2 and through the outer hole of the same bead.

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Step 15

Pick up a 3mm crystal and sew through the outer hole of the next SD2.

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Step 16

Continue all the way around your piece inserting a crystal between the SD2s. Finish by sewing through the first crystal added in this stage.

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Step 17

Pick up three 15A and sew through the crystal we have just exited. Then, sew through the outer hole of the SD2 and the next crystal.

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Step 18

Repeat step 17 for each crystal around the piece. Finish by sewing through a SD2.

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Step 19

Next, sew through the first three  15As added in step 17. Then, pick up a 15C. Continue around the piece, picking up a 15C in between the sets of 15As. Finish by sewing through the first 15C added in this stage. Make sure not to pull the thread too tightly or the piece will pucker up.

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Step 20

We are now going to sew around the piece again, passing through the crystal and the 15C. This will make the 15As nicely surround the crystals. Do NOT sew through the 15As. Finish by passing through the outer hole of a  SD2.

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Step 21

Turn over the pendant, pick up eight 11As and a jump ring. Sew through the next  SD2, 3mm crystal  and the SD2 the thread exited in step 20 to form a loop. Sew through this loop several times for strength.

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Step 22

Finish off the loose threads and add a ribbon, chain or keyring as you wish.

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