Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Lace Agate Cobochon
Now that I know how to bezel things using peyote stitch there are many ways to use the technique. This is a lace agate. First I captured the cabochon with peyote stitch using a few rows of delicas then 15's. Then I added spikes of crystals and seed beads with size 8's as the top. I added a peyote strap on the top behind the spikes to hang this over an ndebele chain. The chain is a 6 bead chain with alternating delica then seed bead for each stitch. Start with a 6 stitch ladder to do this.
The technique was adapted from a pattern by Ann Benson from Bead Pattern Central. The pattern is called Kiwi Earrings. The instructions are great. These patterns can be downloaded right after purchase. www.beadpatterncentral.com