Single-Strand Necklace with Seed Beads, Gemstone Cabochons and Czech Fire-Polished Glass BeadsD161
Ali Baba's Cave Pendant
Beading the Cabochon
Sew a basic row in D (Fig. 1). When the row is finished go through all the beads, pulling tightly on the thread. Sew a row in A around the beaded cabochon (Fig. 1).
In the place, marked for the rivoli, draw a circle of the same size as your rivoli is. Make a cross-shaped incision in the centre of the circle (Picture 1). Glue the rivoli in the incision. Be careful to correct its position while the glue has not dried! Bead your rivoli in D (Fig. 1). Continue beading in I (Fig. 3). Go through the last bead row for several times, pulling tightly on the thread.
Trim away all the excess fabric. Put the finished pendant back side down on a piece of thin paperboard and trace its outline. Then remove the pendant and draw a second line about 1/16" (2mm) inside the traced line. Cut out the pattern along the second line and glue it to the back side of the pendant. Now glue the leather atop of the paperboard. Let the glue dry and trim away all the excess leather. Work the basic edge row in E (Fig. 4). Attach one L bead at the bottom of the pendant.
Work two strings of beads, altering A, I and J, K (see Fig. 5 for the pattern and repeat it four times for each string). Attach the strings to the upper part of the pendant. Attach a toggle clasp to the ends of the strings.