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Flower / Pebble Cabochon Pendant
A perfect way to wear a stone, pebble, piece of glass or cabochon without a hole.

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  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 1
    Step 1

    Thread a beading needle
    with a workable length of
    thread and string 4 Sz 11 Yellow
    Seed beads on.
    Tie the thread in a double
    knot about 5” from the end to
    bring the beads into a circle.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thread your needle
    through the next bead to the
    knot to ensure your thread is
    coming out of a bead ready to
    start.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 3
    Step 3

    Thread on another 3 beads
    and sew back through the back
    of the bead your thread has just
    left. Pull in tight

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 4
    Step 4

    Thread through the next
    two beads so that your thread
    exits out of the top bead ready
    to start again.
    This is called Right Angle
    Weave Stitch.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat Steps 3 & 4 until
    your strip of beads wrap around
    the Cabochon.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold your work into a loop.
    Pick up one bead then thread
    through the very first bead on
    the strip, add another bead
    then sew through the back of
    the bead your thread has just
    come out of to bring the edges
    together.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold your work into a loop.
    Pick up one bead then thread
    through the very first bead on
    the strip, add another bead
    then sew through the back of
    the bead your thread has just
    come out of to bring the edges
    together.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you get to the end
    thread through the next TWO
    beads, this is called a STEP UP
    and will take your thread up
    ready for the next row. Add
    another row exactly the same
    on top.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add another two rows in
    the same way but this time
    using Sz 15 Seed Beads, this will
    pull the edge in so it will hug
    your Cabochon.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 10
    Step 10

    Insert your Cabochon,
    face down into your beaded
    frame and thread your needle
    through to the back of the
    beaded frame and repeat
    from Step 7.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add two extra rows of Sz
    15 beads to make the back
    more secure, pull your thread
    tight and half hitch knot a few
    times to secure by making a
    loop and threading through it
    before pulling tight..

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 12
    Step 12

    Thread your needle
    through the beads until you
    exit the very centre bead on
    the edge of the frame, this
    one should be easy to spot as
    it lays the opposite way to the
    other ones.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 13
    Step 13

    Working on this row of
    centre beads only, thread on 13
    Sz 8 Seed Beads and missing out
    the next bead in the row thread
    through the second one.
    Always sew from front to back
    so your petal crosses the centre
    strip.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 14
    Step 14

    Work all the way round
    until the petals meet then
    thread into the alternate bead
    in the centre of the next petal.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 15
    Step 15

    Work a row the same as
    Step 13 but this time using 15 Sz
    11 Iris Purple Seed Beads Make
    sure they lay in-between the
    previous petals. Secure the end
    by a half hitch knot and sew in
    the ends of the thread.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 16
    Step 16

    Take a 50cm Length of
    Tigertail and thread on a crimp
    bead, thread through one loop
    on the Toggle Clasp and back
    through the crimp bead,
    leaving a 7cm tail.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 17
    Step 17

    Squash the crimp bead
    tight onto the wire close to the
    clasp using Crimping or Flat
    Nose Pliers.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 18
    Step 18

    Thread on 19cm of Sz 8
    seed beads, then pass the
    tigertail through the beaded
    frame at the back of the
    Cabochon to exit at the other
    side in the same position.
    Thread on another 19cm of
    seed beads.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 19
    Step 19

    Thread on a crimp bead,
    then pass the tigertail through a
    loop on the Toggle Bar, then
    back through the crimp bead
    and a few centimetres of seed
    beads, pull the thread up tight
    and squash the crimp bead in
    place.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 20
    Step 20

    Repeat Steps 16 & 17
    with the second loop in the
    clasp.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 21
    Step 21

    Thread on 21cm of Sz 11
    Iris Purple Seed Beads, then
    pass the wire through the frame
    as before but slightly lower than
    the previous strand. Thread on
    another 21cm of seed beads
    then finish the same way as in
    Step 19.

  • How to make a beaded pendant. Flower Cabochon Pendant - Step 22
    Step 22

    Wear with pride !

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