HOW TO MAKE A REVERSIBLE RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE BICONE BEZEL - JEWELLERY MAKING TUTORIAL
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Designed by: Joanne
Do you like options and to make things with a duel purpose? So do we! In this tutorial Joanne shows us how to make a reversible pendant using Right Angle Weave (RAW) and Bicones, giving you options on which outfit you can wear it with. Genius!
I love Moukaite Stone & CrystaLove™ and wanted to make myself a pendant. But I couldn't decide which cabochon to use.... so I was greedy and used 2. Bezels are the current 'hot' make and so the idea for this pendant was born. I enjoy the neat and tidy symmetry Right Angle Weave and Bicones give. Symmetry and order calm my nerves and so I found this project to be extra relaxing. Pull up a chair and join me in a calming beading session. Joanne xx
Before you begin, glue the 2 cabochons together (back to back). Allow to fully dry before you continue.
Thread a needle with approx. 2m of thread. Pick up 4 x 3mm Bicones and pass them down the thread leaving a 6 inch tail. Thread through all the beads again until you have formed a circle.
Pick up 3 x 3mm Bicones and pass back through the last crystal you exited from, but in the opposite direction to which your thread is exiting. Pass through the next 2 beads until you exit from the last vertical in the row.
Repeat the pattern, until you have a total of 13 sets of 3 after the base circle of 4 beads.
Fold the RAW strap so that you can join the 2 ends together to form a circle. To join them, pick up 1 x 3mm bicone, pass through the vertical bead at the other end of the strap. Pick up 1 x 3mm bicone and pass through the vertical bead again from the opposite direction. Weave through the bicones to strengthen the join, exiting one of the horizontal bicones.
Pick up 1 size 11 seed bead and pass through the next horizontal bicone along. Keeping the tension snug, continue around the RAW strap until there is a seed bead between all the bicones. Pass through the first seed bead added.
Pick up 3 size 11 seed beads and pass through the next seed bead along, forming a little triangle. Continue all the way around, adding triangles all the way. When you get back to the first triangle added, pass through the base seed bead and 2 seed beads of this first triangle.
Pick up 1 size 15 seed bead. Now we must tighten the tension. Keeping the tension tight all the way, pass through the top bead of the next triangle along. Continue adding 1 size 15 seed bead between each triangle point all the way around (with tight tension). When you reach the first triangle again, continue through it and go back through this entire row to reinforce.
Following the path of Bicones, work your way to the bottom of the pendant and ensure your thread exits the bottom-most vertical bicone.
Pick up 2 x 4mm Bicone, 1 x 10mm Round Bead, 1 x 4mm Bicone & 3 x 3mm Bicones.
Skip the 3 x 3mm Bicones and pass back down through the 1 x 4mm Bicone, 10mm Round and 1 x 4mm Bicone.
Pick up 1 x 4mm Bicone and pass through the bottom-most 3mm Bicone on the pendent, in the opposite direction from which you entered. Pass through all of the beads just added and the 3mm Bicone on the pendant 2 more times to reinforce.
Following the path of Bicones, work your way to the opposite end of the pendant and ensure your thread exits the top-most vertical bicone.
Pick up 2 x 4mm Bicones & 7 x 3mm Bicones. Pass back down through the top 4mm bicone so that your 3mm bicones form a bail. Pick up 1 x 4mm Bicone and pass through the topmost 3mm Bicone on the pendant, in the opposite direction from which you entered. Pass through all of the beads just added and the 3mm Bicone on the pendant 2 more times to reinforce.
Tie in the remaining thread to secure and trim.
I used Ball chain to hang my pendant but it would look equally great on some simply strung beads to match your chosen Cabochon.
Tip: When working with Bicones & Crystals, re-enforcing is important. The beads can be sharp and cut the thread. The more you reinforce, the more secure your work will be.
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