Transform a stunning Swarovski Rivoli into a sensational pendant with this easy to make project. It really is simple to make as long as you concentrate and count accurately. You can hang it from a chain, a beaded rope, ribbon, cord or earrings, the choice is yours!
You will need:-
1 x Swarovski Rivoli: 14mm
35 x twin-holed seed beads
½ pack ToHo seed beads: 11/0
1m Nymo beading thread
Tools required: – Sharp scissors, beading glue or clear nail polish (optional), bead stopper (optional). A collapsible beading needle is perfect for the job but if you prefer to use a traditional needle with a beading eye you may find this easier.
To Make a Beautiful Beaded Bezel:-
Ring 1: Thread the needle onto the Nymo. Thread two twin beads and a seed bead. Repeat this step six more times. Position the beads 10cm from the end of the thread. Pass the needle back through all the beads to form a circle. Tie the two threads together in a reef knot and continue working with the long thread. Do not cut off the tail, it will be finished off at the end.
Ring 2: Next pick up a seed bead and then pass the need through the second hole in the next door twin bead. Carry on adding one seed bead between each twin bead.
Ring 3: Ensure the thread is coming out of a seed bead. Thread eight seed beads then skip a seed bead and pass the thread through the next seed bead. Pull the thread though to create a loop.
Pass the needle back up the last three seed beads threaded. Thread five seed beads, skip a seed bead then thread through the next seed bead. Pass needle back up through the last three seed beads threaded. Continue working around the ring in this way, adding five and going back up three seeds. To complete the last loop, after passing up the last three seed beads threaded thread two seed beads then pass the needle down through the first three seed beads on the first loop. Slip the rivoli into the bezel and tighten up the ring by travelling the needle up to the small ring of beads and threading through the beads in ring three. Travel the needle back to ring two, exiting through one of the seed beads. If you want a simple bezel you may add the hanging loop at this point (see step 8). To embellish further continue with step 5
Ring 4: Thread three twin beads, pass through one seed, one twin and one seed in the ring. Thread three more twin beads, skip the next twin bead in ring 2 then pass through one seed, one twin and one seed. Repeat this pattern five more times. Pass the needle and thread through all the beads in this ring 4 again to firm it up.
Ring 5: Pass the needle through the second empty hole of the first of the twin beads threaded in this current ring. Thread two seed beads, pass through the second hole in next twin bead, thread two seed beads and thread through the second hole in the next twin bead. You will have a group of three twin beads separated by seed beads. Pass the needle through the second hole in the next twin bead, add two seed beads etc. Work around the whole ring then work through the ring again to firm it up. Exit the ring through the seed bead next to the middle of a group of three twin beads.
Thread seven seed beads, then pass through the seed bead on the other side of the central twin bead and the twin bead to form a loop. Pass through the first seed bead, all the seven beads and the second seed bead again to firm up the loop. Pass the needle through the work to reach the smallest ring at the back of the rivoli. Thread a needle onto the tail and travel through the work exiting at the same point. Tie the two threads together in a reef knot Thread the ends onto a needle and pass them through several beads then cut off the excess. Apply a tiny dot of glue or nail polish to the knot.
If you enjoyed making your beaded bezel, why not try a multi bezelled necklace by omitting the hanging loops and joining the bezels with jump rings to form a feature on a heavier chain or cord?