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Super Duo Bowl Set - Beaded Home Décor Tutorial

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Super Duo Bowl Set - Beaded Home Décor Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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I have designed two bowls which can be used for battery operated tea lights or for holding your special little bits and pieces. Follow my tutorial to make one or both! They can be adapted easily if you'd like them to be taller/shorter or be patterned (The pattern you will be able to incorporate will depend upon how many seed beads you need to bezel your cabochon).

You can add all the items you need for the smaller bowl to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products Used List'.

You will need:  For the smaller bowl:

For the larger bowl: All of the above plus

For the small bowl I used/suggest:

  • 25mm Par Puca cabochon - I used BG2286
  • Toho 11/0 - W2030
  • Matubo Super Duo in 4 colours - U6220, U9461, U5952, U9415
  • 4mm Firepolish - W1325

For the larger bowl:

  • 25mm Par Puca cabochon - BG2286
  • Toho 11/0 - W2039
  • Preciosa 8/0 - W3505
  • Matubo Super Duo in 6 colours - U9416, U9461, U6220, U6025, U9415, U5952
  • 4mm Firepolish - W1273

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery?

Designed by Lindsay McDonald - February 2022

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Follow all instructions for both bowls until step 8. Firstly, we must bezel the cabochon to form the base of the bowl. On as long a piece of thread that you can easily work with, pick up an even number of 11SB to surround the PPC comfortably. Sew through all beads again to form a ring, the through 5 or 6 more for security. (Depending upon your 11SB and cabochon it may take a different amount to surround it) The number, however, must be even.

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Then, pick up one 11SB. Ignoring the next 11SB in the ring, insert the needle into the following one. Continue around the ring in this way. Finish by exiting from the first 11SB added in this step.

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After that, using the same method, picking up one 11SB and sew into the following 11SB from the previous row, complete two more rounds. At the end of each round sew again through the first 11SB added in each round.

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Next, using the same method, complete three rounds using 15SB. The smaller beads will cinch the ring inwards, forming a "cup" into which you can insert the PPC.

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Keeping the thread hidden, sew through the rounds of 15SB and 11SB. Then repeat step 4 for the other side of the bezel. Exit from the first 15SB added in the final round. The cabochon should now be snuggly encapsulated within the seed bead bezel.

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Following this, working towards the rows of 11SB, exit from any 11SB in the second round. Pick up one 11SB and sew into the next 11SB on the second round. Continue around the piece in this way. Exit from the first 11SB added in this step.

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Now, if you wish to have a pattern on your bowl, you will have to check that it will fit/repeat correctly due to the number of seed beads in your bezel. Pick up one SD and sew into the following 11SB from the last round. Continue around your piece in this way. Exit by sewing into the lower hole of the first SD added in this step, then,  out through the top hole of the same bead.

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Step 8

For the larger bowl only. For the smaller bowl, skip to step 12. Pick up one 8SB and sew through the top hole of the following SD. Continue around the piece in the same way. Exit from the first 8SB added in this step.

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Then, complete two more rounds using the method from step 8, so that there are three rounds of 8SB. Exit from the first 8SB added in the final round.


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After that, pick up one SD. Sew into the following 8SB. Continue around the piece in this way. Finish by exiting through the lower hole of the first SD added in this step then out through the top hole of the same bead.

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Then, pick up two SD and sew through the top hole of the SD from the previous round. Continue around the piece in the same way. Finish by sewing through the lower holes of the first two SD added in this step, then through the top hole of the second SD only.

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Now, for both bowls we are going to raise the height by picking up one SD and sewing into the top hole of the following SD from the previous round. For each round, finish by sewing through the lower hole of the first SD added, then, out through the top hole of the same bead. Remember to keep your pattern correct, if you have included one.

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Step 13

When your work has reached the required height, exiting from the upper hole of any SD,  pick up two SD and sew through the next SD from the previous round. Continue using the same method. This will begin to form the fluted edge of the bowl. Sew again into the lower hole of the first SD added in this round, then, out through the top hole. This round will look a bit messy but will be resolved when the next round is added.

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Then, as you look at your piece,  you will see that the SD added in the previous row form a letter "V" shape. We are going to sew through the top holes of the SD from each "V" which touch each other and insert this rounds SD in the gap of the "V". Pick up one SD, then sew through the next two SD which are, again, touching. Repeat around your piece. Finish by sewing into the lower and out through the upper hole of the first SD added in this step. The fluted edge should start to look tidier now.

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After that, pick up one 4FP and sew into the upper hole of the following SD from the previous round. Continue around the piece, adding one 4FP between the SD.

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Next, pick up two 11SB and sew into the following 4FP (Do not sew through the SD), continue in the same way around your piece. Exit from the first 11SB added.

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Finally, pick up one 11SB. Sew through the following 11SB, the 4FP and the first of the next pair of 11SB. Give the thread a little tug to get this 11SB to sit nicely between the other two. This will neaten the fluted edge. Continue around your piece. Tie off the thread neatly.

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You can of course make it your own by choosing a different cabochon and bead colours.

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