How to Make Cabochon Jewelry with Beads: 4 Free Patterns Using Cabochons for Jewelry Making
I love a good challenge, don’t you? How about the challenge of using a cabochon, without a hole, in a piece of beaded jewelry? When I was learning how to bead, I was thrilled to find out that I didn’t need to know metalsmithing techniques to include my favorite gemstone cabochons in my beaded jewelry projects.
Making a beaded bezel for a cabochon is a lot easier than you might think it is. If you know how to do bead-weaving stitches like herringbone stitch, right-angle weave, and peyote stitch, you can make cabochon settings out of seed beads that rival even the finest metal cabochon bezels. Learning how to make cabochon jewelry opens up a whole new world of beaded jewelry design possibilities, from earrings and rings to bracelets and necklaces, all made with your favorite cabochons.
If you’re ready to take it one step further, why not learn how to make a cabochon? You can make your own cabochons out of craft supplies that you probably already have in your stash for truly unique, one-of-a-kind cabochon jewelry. We’ve collected five great cabochon beading projects here for you, including a tutorial for making cabochons out of resin and old postage stamps!
Return to Sender Resin Focals
Learn how to make a cabochon using resin and used postage stamps. These unique cabochons for jewelry-making will give your designs an exotic flair!
If you love herringbone stitch, these easy-to-make beaded cabochon settings will have you using all kinds of cabochons and stones in your beaded jewelry designs.
Eau Claire Cabochon Settings
This perennial favorite by Jean Campbell will teach you how to make a cabochon setting with right-angle weave and your favorite seed beads.
Captured By Pearls
Make an easy cabochon bezel using peyote stitch, and go to town when you embellish it with layers of freshwater pearls and more seed beads.
Following the trend of celebrities turning their jewelry around, this reversible beaded necklace. Wear the beaded cabochon in the front OR the back for twice the versatility.
This comprehensive eBook includes instructions for creating your own cabochon settings out of seed beads, as well as five great free beading projects using cabochons for jewelry-making. Learn all about using cabochons for jewelry-making, including how to make a cabochon using simple craft supplies like resin. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations will take you on a whole new journey when you learn how to make your own cabochon jewelry.
You might think that if you want to learn how to make cabochon jewelry, you need to know how to make cabochon settings out of precious metals like silver or gold. But if you know how to do bead-weaving stitches like peyote and right-angle weave, you can create your own cabochon settings with beads that can easily be turned into beautiful cabochon jewelry!
Cabochons can be used for so many great beaded jewelry designs, including rings, earrings, and bracelets – we hope this collection of cabochon jewelry projects inspires you to start creating with cabochons today!