mix media wall hanging, Kandinsky inspiration (CH0305)
In an endeavour to continue making things for the home, I finally completed this wall hanging that started in Feb 2012. Before anyone pokes me in the eye and call me names, let me just quote my favourite Picasso quote:
How to Make A Bezel for a Cabochon with Wire Netting
SKU = CH0307
That is what I wanted to learn and here are the first few results. I watched a very useful basic video Wire Weave Cabochon Bezel Tutorial by Camille Sharon (see vid towards end part of this article) on YouTube. Even though she was teaching the Viking Weave, she also covered wire netting towards the end.
This photo below shows how the stone sits: left without further adjustment vs. right with some minor adjustment. As you can see, after adjustment, the stone sits much better and more flush to the edge of the metal setting.
This necklace is handmade with a variety of gemstones cabochons (onyx, labradorite, agate) in various colors and strong together with Sterling Silver hand made components and links. And the charming sparkle is provided by the delicious Swarovski Rivoli #1122 (Montana, 14mm).
Note: You will want to have even number of seed beads. This should give you the first round of beads around the rivoli.
RAW - Bead Bezel a Swarovski Rivoli
For wanted of more proper terminology, I designate the below photo as 2 'squares'. When you join into a circle, then you will have 3 'squares'. That is one way of counting.
Alternatively, you can count the center (blue) beads - for 3 'squares', there will be 3 center blues.
Rule of thumb Formula (Diameter + 2 ) 'squares' (or center beads)