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I'm Eni Oken, artist and author of hundreds of articles, tutorials and books in print and online. For over 30 years I've explored art, color theory, fantasy and ornamental design.

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Certified Zentangle® Teacher

How to make a beaded bezel

I received the following question via email:
"I was given several cabochons (different sizes and shapes). I love the netted look, but I am more interested in creating a frame with beads.... "

The answer:
You can adapt the Netted Bezel to look like a frame of beads instead of looking like a net. Just slip 2 or 3 beads onto the wire every time you make a loop. The bezel will frame the cabochon entirely with beads.

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