Monday, May 21, 2012

RAW-bezeled chatons for I Might Make That! Monday

Fusion Beads' Red Baubles

A short but sweet post this week--found these cute bezeled earrings as a project on Fusion Beads' website recently. What makes them different is that the bezel is right-angle weave, not brick or peyote stitch, which you see a lot more often. Another difference is that the centers are 8 mm chatons, not rivolis.

Link to the step-by-step tute, which has pretty detailed illustrations. The tute can also be downloaded as a PDF.

Bowdabra's Formal Necklace
I'll throw in one more pattern that came my way via Craft Gossip. It's from a site called Bowdabra, which sells gizmos for making bows.

Yes, it looks like lots of other multistrand necklaces, but what makes this one different is it uses a product I've never heard of, Ribbon to Bead. This is a spool of ribbon that has wire on the ends specifically designed for stringing it through beads (with 2 mm or larger holes). And no, I don't think you need to purchase the mini-bowdabra to make the ribbon flourish. It looks like some silly infomercial product.

Has anybody ever tried Ribbon to Bead or seen it sold anywhere?

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