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LESSON TWO Please READ THE ENTIRE LESSON Before Beginning. Objectives for Lesson Two: Learn how to use surface beading techniques to secure the base rose of beads surrounding a cabochon and complete the first row and reduction row of peyote stitch to encase each cabochon.
Now that the cabochons are secured by glue to a piece of felt, they will be encased with beads. Essentially, a wall of beads will be created to surround the cabochon and the top of that wall will curve inward. This will successfully “trap” the cabochon since the wall of beads will be sewn to the felt at the bottom and curve up the side and over the top of the cabochon. In the next lesson a beaded fringe added to the cabochon.
The most important rule of beading on a surface is to ensure that every bead is secure. For encasing cabochons we will use a back-stitch motion to allow the beading needle to pass through each bead more than once. How we place the needle is critical. It should be at a vertical position, immediately in front of the bead when you needle down (left photo). Be careful that you do not slant the needle (right photo), as this will cause the beads to jump up and not lie flat against the felt. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs, All Rights Reserved
... For more severe problems. but practice will soon make you comfortable with the process. When your thread knots up (and it will). Bring your needle up next to the cabochon..The beads should line up straight as they are stitched around the cabochon base. and against each other. The base row of beads will be the Size #11 Delica seed beads. It is important that one continuous thread is used to create the beading. probably just in the center. So practice patience and work that knot out! BEADING THE BASE ROW: Start by cutting about 2 yards of beading thread.snug Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. All Rights Reserved ~2~ . and thread than you would normally use on the cabochon.and black Size #11 Delicas. be careful that you do not stitch the beads “under” the edge of the cabochon.. This might take some practice to become accustomed to working with long threads.and rethread the needle. The beading process photographs in this lesson will have different colors for the felt. you start over. beads.work the knot loose.place your needle into the “loop” and pull up until the knot is released. YOUR cabochons will not use these colors of lime and hot pink. Use a color that matches your cabochon.to help you distinguish the different parts. This style of bead is very uniform in size and shape. So.. so I’m going to include loads of charts too.. and create a knot at the long end.) It is really hard to photograph tiny beads. unthread the needle.. They should be snug against the side of the cabochon. start with the black cabochon.. thread you needle.. and makes a wonderful base for different styles of surface beading and loom work... If you cut the thread. (If you have the kit. The cabochon is glued to the felt. Keep the felt pressed against the back of the cabochon for the area you are working to bead.
Make sure that you end the stitches with the needle coming up from the back to the front of the felt. Scoot them as far down the thread as possible and place your needle directly in front of the beads (remember not to slant the needle). and bring the thread back through the beads. WRONG WAY Needle down through the felt. Slide these two beads down the thread until they rest upon the felt. four etc. This is not a random decision. There are beading books that teach stitching a set of THREE beads at a time. This will secure the beads to the felt surface. Take a couple of tiny stitches to ensure that the thread is secure. ending with the needle exiting the two beads. three.. Repeat the stitch one more time.. Load two beads (place two Delica Size #11 seed beads on the needle).. If we used a different sequence to stitch. The remaining beads on this row will be stitched as sets of TWO beads. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.against the side.snug next to the RIGHT WAY cabochon. will easily allow us to determine that we are using an EVEN NUMBER/AMOUNT of beads for our base row. this is for basic surface beading. However.and not for creating the base row for Even-Weave Peyote Stitch In-The-Round as we are doing. All Rights Reserved ~3~ . we would have to count the beads as we neared the end of the row. Using two beads instead of one.. Needle back up in the back of the two beads.
and have loaded the last two beads. complete the row.to make this happen! It is better to be snug to the cabochon rather than loose. needle through about 4-5 of you starting beads. Repeat until you have securely beaded the base of the Even-Weave Peyote stitch all the way around the cabochon with pairs of Delica beads.As you stitch the pairs of beads. needle up behind the third thread (counting the two you just loaded) and pull the thread tight to ensure it has no kinks. So. This will align the last two beads. follow these steps: Load two beads on the thread. space the last few beads slightly apart (not a lot!). When you reach the end of the base row. Then.. Needle down directly in front of the beads just loaded and pull the thread tight to ensure it has no kinks. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.. and position you to begin the next row. IMPORTANT: The base row MUST have an even number of beads for this technique. All Rights Reserved ~4~ . Slide them to the end of the thread. against the previous beads. Bring the needle through the last three beads loaded. pull the thread tightly.
Lesson Two. I’m including a photo step-by-step shortcut section for the base row. Using the Quick Step Guide as reference. 2. go back and read the Section on Surface Beading again. stitch the base bead row (Size #11 Delica’s for each of the three cabochons/buttons). Remember to (1) do not cut your thread and (2) use beads in a color that matches the individual cabochon. Read the Entire Section on Surface Beading... Then. If you are “unsure” of any step.and do that correctly before you start building up on top of this row. Read the Quick Step Guide on pages 6-7.and ask question on the forum.Before we begin the next row. when you grasp the information. let’s look again at creating the base row. take the time to read the detailed section and to look at the charts again. 4..) 5. Only AFTER you have read the Quick Step Guide on pages 67 should you then complete the first exercise. It is important that you understand creating the base row. Post a photo of your completed base rose cabochons in your Photo Album on the Yahoo Class Site. All Rights Reserved ~5~ . 3. Exercise 1 1. (Separately or all three at once is okay.. Because people learn differently. So. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. you should be able to use the Quick Step Guide as a reference.
Needle down directly in front of these. Keep them snug against the side. Keep these and ALL base beads snug against the side of the cabochon and snug against each other. bring the needle through the two beads once more. and at the end of the thread. Step 3: Load two size #11 Delica seed beads. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. Step 2: Cut about 2 yards of beading thread.Quick Step Guide to Surface Beading the Base Bead Row on a Cabochon Step 1: Glue the cabochon (or shankless button) to a scrap of felt with E-6000 (or equivalent) glue. End with thread out at the front of the cabochon. All Rights Reserved ~6~ . and thread into a beading needle. snug against the side. Knot the end. Slide these beads down towards the cabochon. Step 4: Needle down in front of the two beads again. bring the thread up behind them. Take a couple of tiny stitches to secure the thread into the felt. Needle up behind them and bring the thread through the two beads. Let dry. Needle up beside the cabochon.
. All Rights Reserved ~7~ . There are now four beads secured to the felt.pull the thread tighter. Needle up between the two beads loaded in the last step. it is okay to space them slightly as well. Step 7: Repeat Step 6 until you have beaded around the cabochon and have space for only two more beads. Slide them to the end of the thread. Needle through the three beads. against the previous beads. This base must have an EVEN number of beads. Step 8: Load the last two beads and pass the needle through the next 4-5 beads (these were the very first beads stitched to the felt). So. This completes the surface beaded base row of stitching.Step 5: Load two more beads. and to each other. if you have too much “room” for just the last two beads.. Step 6: Needle down in front of these two beads. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.
Note on this drawing. Even if the E-6000 glue ever decided to release... In this drawing. The height of the wall will be determined by the height of the cabochon side. the white(blue) cameo.since the height of their walls are different. We will be doing both of these techniques in the class. So.. just understand that the side of the cabochon will determine the number of rows. not all of the rows will be needed for each of the cabochons. you can begin to “build” your wall of beads to surround your cabochon. For now.. But. the side of this cabochon would be tall enough for two rows of beads before we would start to “reduce” the bead size. It is also possible to mix the beads in a row so you have a slight reduction.the amount of smaller size beads to “cap” the wall will depend on your individual taste and the image (or lack thereof) on the cabochon face..SURROUNDING THE CABOCHON: Now that you have a good solid row of an even number of beads (called the foundation ring).the cabochon would be held in place by the row of reduction beads (smaller size beads).the black cameo. I’ve made a little chart to show you how many rows we will be doing for the cabochons/buttons in the kit.. The next portion of the lesson will teach you how to bead these next rows. This action is what “encapsulates” the cabochon and “traps” it to the felt. and when you decide to reduce the bead size. All Rights Reserved ~8~ .. also that the smaller bead of the reduction row is actually “leaning” over the edge of the cabochon. and the lilac shank button. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs..
if that is confusing. 3) The Black Cameo will use Size 11 Beads for the first bead round Part A then change to Size 15 beads for Part B..or if you are using any other style of cabochon or button for the class.. All Rights Reserved ~9~ ..go back to Lesson 1 and read that area again. and will only have Part A of this second bead round. We will start with the Black Cameo because it has more rows...you will need to determine “when to start reducing” and “how many rows” by looking carefully at the height of the side of the cabochon/button (Remember that the “side” does not consider the dome of the top..After the class.. 4) The Black Cameo is the only cabochon/button to have a Round 2.. 2) The White/Blue Cameo Cabochon and the Lilac Glass Button will use Size 15 beads for all of the bead rounds..after the Foundation Row..) Cabochons Beading Sequence & Delica Bead Size (Kit) Beading Rows and Bead Size Foundation Round 1A Round 1B Round 2A Round 2B Black Cameo White/Blue Cameo Size 11 Size 15 Size 15 N/A N/A Lilac Glass Button Size 11 Size 15 Size 15 N/A N/A Size 11 Size 11 Size 15 Size 15 N/A Several things are apparent just by looking at this chart: 1) Each of the cabochon/buttons will have a Foundation Row of Size 11 beads.which you have just completed.. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.. other than the kit provided.
made a knot.. etc.to exit in exactly the spot you would have been.or you work will be cut when the felt is trimmed later on. Anchor the knot into the back of the felt piece... So. 2A and 2B. Bring your needle back to the front of the felt. if you did not... Look at the chart to determine the SIZE of bead to use for each subsequent row.. Turn the cabochon over and anchor the thread to the back securely. Even Weave Peyote Stitch.or if you wish to change the color of beading thread in use.. Then.. However.. Read all sections and the guide before starting on your Exercise #2.you will have problems. cut a new length of thread. As before.. you should have plenty to complete the remainder of this section. if the thread was not too short to continue. stop and look at your thread. Make sure that you are stitching WITHIN the stitched area and not outside of it.by taking a couple of tiny stitches. anytime you don’t think you have enough thread to continue a round.. near where you want to start beading again.. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.. In-the-Round: In-the-Round simply means that is goes “around” something and not in a straight line. Rounds of Peyote Stitch are worked in two parts.. If you cut the amount instructed.follow these instructions: Changing Thread: Take your needle down between the beads and to the back of the felt. Both parts together make a solid round.Before we begin the next row of beading. if you think that you might not have enough thread. Actually. it would be FLAT Peyote Stitch.. We shall call them Round 1A and 1B.here’s what you do. between the beads.then I’ll give you a Quick Step Guide with actual photos of the process.. If you were using the Peyote Stitch in a straight line. All Rights Reserved ~ 10 ~ . thread the needle. we’ll talk about what we are going to do.
. Bead #4 on the foundation row). And the row will appear to no longer be “flat”. The more beads that are place in the Peyote Round 1A. This bead needs to sit directly on top of the third bead in the foundation ring. skip that first bead and needle into and out of the next foundation row bead (i. pull the thread taut and nudge the beads up with your finger. Therefore. This bead needs to sit directly on top of the very first bead in the foundation ring (after your thread has exited).stacking the odd numbered beads by “skipping over them” and needle through the even numbered beads. The foundation beads will start to snuggle closer into the felt. All Rights Reserved ~ 11 ~ . Round 1A: Load a bead on your thread. we skip this third bead and needle into and out of the next foundation row bead (i.. This can be confusing to the eye.Peyote Stitch. This will start to create a “zipper like appearance” with every other bead being joined by second row bead on top. the more you should see the row changing. every 5-8 beads. So. so that they sit on top of the foundation row beads. As you work around the cabochon the beads will lay flat against the felt.. Load the next bead on your thread. Continue in this manner..e. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. Foundation Row Bead #2).e.but it is normal. So.
Read the Section on Beading Peyote Stitch Round 1A. Usually... BUT.During this beading step. the most common error is putting the needle into the wrong bead.and correct the mistake.. This is called “stepping up”.. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. All Rights Reserved ~ 12 ~ . As you create more cabochon surrounds. When you place your last bead of this round on your needle. 2. you will do this automatically.if/when it occurs…(and it does to me at least once EVERY time I bead Peyote Stitch!). Bead the black cabochon with Size #11 Delica beads (matching the color to the foundation row). and the Quick Step Guide on pages 12-13. pull the thread back out of the beads that are incorrect… re-thread the needle. Watch out for that! Take your time to avoid this mistake.unthread the needle. 3..instead of skipping one. trying to needle into the bead next to the one you just came out of. Post a photo of your Round 1A row to the website... skip that base bead (as you have been doing) needle into and out of the next bead (as you have been doing) and then needle into and out of the very first bead you placed in the Peyote Stitch Round 1A row. Lesson Two.. Exercise 2 1. Continue beading the Peyote Stitch Round 1A until you get back to the starting of this row. It is necessary to step up in preparation for each new round in Peyote Stitch.
Row 1-A Step 1: Load one bead on your thread. This will cause a “zipper style look” to occur.skipping every odd bead and needling through every even bead. Step 4: Needle into and out of the next even numbered bead.Quick Step Guide to Beading Peyote In-the-Round. Step 2: Needle into and out of the second bead. Step 3: Load one bead on your thread. This will cause the bead that was last on your thread to sit on top of the last odd bead. This will cause the bead that was on your thread to sit on top of the first bead.. and that is okay for now. This bead will sit on top of the next odd numbered bead.. This bead will sit on top of the first bead in the foundation row (immediately after the spot where you thread is coming out). Step 6: Bring your needle into and out of the very first bead in this round…”stepping up” to begin the next row. It might actually “lay” next to it on the felt. Step 5: Repeat Steps 3-4 until you complete the round. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. This indicates that you are doing the stitch correctly. All Rights Reserved ~ 13 ~ .
Round 1-B: The Round 1A beads were anchored to the Foundation Row Beads. Load a bead on your thread. Changing Colors: You can change bead colors at any row in Peyote.. it will sit on top of the #2 Foundation Bead. I liked this extra row. so needle through the next Round 1A bead to have it line up. it will sit on top of the next Foundation Bead. All Rights Reserved ~ 14 ~ . Beads can “match” the cabochon color. and then Step Up your thread by needling through the first bead.you can leave it off because the beads are already curving to encase the cameo.. Load a bead on your thread. Repeat until the end of the row. so needle through the next Round 1A bead to have it line up. Your color choice is a matter of preference. so I included it. And. or not. The Round 1A beads will be anchored to the Round 1A Beads. This round will be created in a similar manner to the Round 1A. You can change at every row if you like. Load a bead on your thread. Pull the thread to tighten the row. but it is much easier because the first beads stitched (Odd Numbered Beads) are easily distinguishable.Peyote Stitch. Repeat to the end of the row. Round 2-A: This will be the last Round for the Black Cameo. This will create the “zipper” effect you had with working Row 1A. if you prefer. skip that bead and needle through the next bead. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. That is also a design choice. Peyote Stitch. it will sit on top of the next Row 1 bead.
All Rights Reserved ~ 15 ~ . This bead will sit on top of the next even numbered bead in the foundation row.Quick Step Guide to Beading Peyote In-the-Round. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. or just Row 1A until you have encased as much of the Cabochon as you like. Step 6: Bring your needle into and out of the very first bead in this round…”stepping up” to begin the next row. Step 4: Needle into and out of the next bead in Row 1-A. Rows 1-B and 2-A Step 1: Load one bead on your thread. This anchors the bead between the first and third Row 1-A Step 2: Load one bead on your thread. Step 5: Repeat Steps 3-4 until you complete the round. This bead will sit on top of the second bead in the foundation row. You can continue to add more rows of Peyote Stitch by repeating Row 1A and 1B. Needle through the next bead on Row 1-A and pull the thread taut.
. the size of beads. The number of rows should be sufficient to encapsulate the cabochon. and pull the thread snug. Clip your thread and carefully trim your felt. but can go beyond the basic need to become a real artistic statement. The color of beads. Lastly....Ending Bead Rows: If the beads are not sitting snug against the top of the cabochon.. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. and the number of rows you choose for your Peyote work is a matter of choice. All Rights Reserved ~ 16 ~ . Some jewelry pieces especially use this technique of MORE is better. work your thread back down the rows of beads by needling diagonally through one bead on each of the previous rows until you reach the felt. inside the stitching line.the cabochon is now encased by beads.this is fine. When you attach the row of Fringe in the next Lesson. You will have about 1/16th of an inch of felt showing around the cabochon after trimming.this little smidge of felt will not show any longer. Take a couple of tiny stitches to anchor the thread and then slide your needle under the felt and back out about 1/2 inch away. Smooth surface cabochon stones could be beading to the extent that the majority of the stone is covered with beading. Keep your scissor blade straight and do not angle under the beads. Since the size of the beads change from the Size 11 foundation row to a Size 15 last row. then needle through each of the last row of bead again. Take your needle to the back of the felt.. There is no right or wrong color.
They are all the same size and style.. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs.Look closely at these enlarged photos of some dragonfly beaded Czech glass buttons. Also. All Rights Reserved ~ 17 ~ . Obviously.. note the Peyote Rounds.they differ too. Lesson #3 will instruct you on the application of beaded fringe to your cabochons. and the top button has the largest number of rows. note that the fringe is different for all three of the designs. post any questions to the website as well. Remember to post your photos as you complete the Exercises in Lesson Two. the color and beaded fringe style is different. The bottom button has the lease amount of rows. And of course. But.
Exercise 3 1. 3. you can add other beaded elements to finish the design. All Rights Reserved ~ 18 ~ . and the Quick Step Guide on page 15. Trim your felt piece. Or. This will hold the cabochon in place. Beading a Two-Sided Jewelry Cabochon: If you want to bead a cabochon/button for use in a two-sided jewelry piece…. Read the Section on Beading Peyote Stitch Round 1-B & 2A. Repeat the same Peyote steps for the second side with the cabochon held in place by your fingers. Then a wire loop or jump ring of wire can be placed in the top bead to create a pendant. Bead the black cabochon with the appropriate size beads for Round 1-B & Optional row 2-A. 4. 2.you would not stitch the foundation row to felt. Post a photo of your Rounds 1-B and Optional Row 2-A on the black cabochon to the website.Lesson Two. It will rock and scoot because it is not attached to anything. Copyright 2012 by Shawkl Designs. Instead you would start with a string of beads the exact size of the cabochon size as the foundation row. 5. End off your thread on the back of the cabochon and clip your thread. Then you follow the same Peyote steps to decrease one side as you hold the cabochon steady.
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