Marcie Fitzwater, a very talented beader and graphic artist designed
backgrounds for me made out of cab pieces I have done. I thank you kindly,
PLEASE NOTE, I AM ON HIATUS DEALING WILL LEGAL ALLIGATORS UP TO MY NECK WITH SETTLING MY PARENTS' AND BABY SISTER'S ESTATES AND ALL THINGS BEADY HAVE TAKEN A BACK SEAT FOR THE TIME BEING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE WHILE I CONTINUE TO SLOG THROUGH COURT HEARINGS ETC. ALSO, WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINISHING THE LAST 7 WORKSTATIONS THAT WILL BE MADE HERE IN MONTANA BY HIMSELF. HE IS MOVING ON TO OTHER WOOD HOBBIES. SO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST FEW. I MAY BE SLOW TO RESPOND, BUT I WILL RESPOND!
My cabochons are individually hand made here in Livingston, Montana.
My cost is the same regardless of size; therefore I am offering cabs at $9.00 for
one or $8.00 each for 2 or more and shipping is $3.50 for up to 3 cabochons; 4 or
more will go by insured priority at $6.35 If you would like to order, please
e-mail me. As always orders can be combined to save on shipping. I thank you for
your continued patronage!! If you have something in mind, I can see if it's
available. Thanks for browsing!! We have added PlayPal for your shopping
convenience and for a short time, you can receive a $5.00 credit when you sign
I have found my niche in working with porcelain cabochons; I have a friend here in Livingston, Montana who has her own kiln and has been making beautiful collectible ceramic eggs for many years. I asked her if she could make porcelain cabochons for me and she has been keeping me in cabs for awhile.
Sources of porcelain cabochons seem to be pretty limited and I have had many people ask where I got mine. This has led to the development of the cabochon page. I will include spiral rope instructions and some of my cab jpgs for an example if you wish and would also be delighted to put your finished cab beadwork on my guest gallery.
In addition, you can find my beaded bezel cab tutorial at the bottom of this page.
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I have also created a private showing
of a few of the Montana Spiral kits from the Bead & Button Class. I will provide
hard copy printed instructions and color graphics with the purchase of a
kit. The instructions and graphics are about 11 pages and cover a lot of
territory. You don't need to print them all out. Cost on these kits is $70.00
plus $7.35 for insured priority shipping for a total of $77.35.
Here are some bib spiral kits, my new design for this year's class private
Instructions are included and they are $80.00 each plus $6.35 for insured priority
shipping for a total of $86.35.
Wolves in trees-SOLD
Owl w/ young
Owl w/ tree
Round gold carousel-SOLD
Oval gold carousel-SOLD
Night killer whales-SOLD
Grizzly w/ fish-SOLD
Black bear w/cub
Brown bear w/ rocks
Bear, horse, eagle, wolf-SOLD
Buffalo, eagle, wolf
Hilton Head, SC
Big Sable, MI
Point Arena, CA
Great Cat collage-SOLD
Leopard in tree
My interpretation of several beaded bezel cabochon recipes I have
read and studied.
1. For a 30x40 oval cab, use tubular peyote stitch; first string 78
size 11 seed beads; then go through 6 or 8 beginning beads to
form a circle which is row 1 and 2. You must always have an
even number of beads. This circle should go around the outside
of the cab. Now do 1 or 2 more rows of peyote with the size 11
2. Now go to smaller beads 15's or charlottes and do 2 or 3 more
rows of peyote snugging the thread, these rows should be pulling
in toward the center. Now lay the cab inside with the flat side
touching the rows of smaller beads. Work needle and thread to the
other side of the 11's and put in another 2 or 3 rows of the smaller
beads with the cab in place.
3. The key to doing a beaded bezel cabochon is to use the fewest
number of rows that you can to secure the cabochon in place
4. You can also do a picot/netting stitch to scallop the edges of
cab and provide more security for the cab. If you are using 78
beads, a picot of 5 beads skipping 2 spaces comes out evenly and
adds a nice finishing touch.
You can e-mail me if you have any questions. Again, I have
seen many different recipes for this technique. I think this
is the simplest and easiest and is a compilation of everything
I have seen. Enjoy!!
For another version of beading a bezel around a cabochon using a
netting technique that Sarah aka Beadnik worked out and is really
To order any of these porcelain cabochons please e-mail me: Red
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