Beading Around an Oval Cab
The Unakite Cab Necklace by:
Donna Addis of Yucca Valley Ca:
Printable: (c)6/1999 Donna Addis
Materials Needed: 1 Stone Cab any size-mine is 40x30mm and is Unakite
NymoD in matching or blending color, Beading need 10-12, size 11/o
seed beads *I used #306 gold/olive Japenese seed Beads* , Smaller beads
for decreasing Delicas i used DB70 rose lined pink, and 13/o's Cheyanne
Pink Charlottes, G/L clasp. Unakite beads 6mm total of 12 needed for the
project. *Some instructional parts refer to Picture referance by Letter
or description..please refer to the Easy pix page*.
The Basic Instructions:
Thread up needle and Nymo, about 2yds. (use thread
heaven or beeswax if desired) Put a stop bead at about 1yd. on the Nymo
and run thru 2xs to secure. With Main Color or mc, String on enough beads
of mc to encirlce the outermost edge of the cab meeting end to end..Now
count and make sure they are even...If not..of course add or subtract one
bd.. Go thru the first two beads on the string creating a 'Step-up' and
forming your circle.check (A)... Put on form **
**Form: use an empty toilet tissue tube, slash longways and fold around
itself. slip circle of beads over it..pull snug on the beads...straighten
out tube and scotch tape over ends for the perfect fit as well as covering
portions that may snag.
**The Beading in Tubular Peyote: * Pick up a MC bd. and skip next one
on circle, go thru next one and pulling slightly back towards you snap
it into place just above the bead you skipped*. Rep. from * -* 1 x. You
are now at the step-up(pic) p-up 1 mc bd. go thru both beads in step up.
Next Rows: Pick up 1 MC bd and go thru next MC bd. pull snug, all the
way around do step-up.
Continue in this fashion until ther are 5-6 rows (depending on size
of your cab..less rows for smaller cabs.)
Decreasing: Using the smaller beads.(mine are #70Delicas to match the
rosey color of the Unakite)
pick up one bead and go thru next bead sticking up all around keep
a snug fit **you probably want to take it off the form and hold it in your
hand for the decreasing.**
Next smaller: I used Cheyanne Pink #13/o Charlottes and p-up one and
go thru next Up bead..all around keeping snug..lay your stone in it to
check the fit..if it is not decreasing enough...next row: Pick up 1smallest
bd. and go thru 2 up bds. all the way around to step up...next row: pick
up 1 smallest bead and go thru ea. up bead pull snug..(B)This ought to
do it..Weave your thread and needle back thru to the other side at the
beginning where the stop bead is..**Remove Stop Bead** Rethread need on
this threand and tie off with other thread continueing on.
Repeat Decreasing Row of Delicas...insert cab the way it should lay..might
want to scotch tape it into place to hold snug until it is comfortable
and not slipping out.. Continue to do the Decreasing rows using the charlotte's
and snugging it up to the cab as in (C).
Scalloped edge: Weave needle thru a few beads below and exit the center
of the side edge, so that your scallop is around the edge and centered.
Do this by picking up 3 CC (contrast color, i used the#70 Delicas) skip
a bead on the center edge, go thru next bead and pull snug..do this all
the way around. Exiting the center bd. of the loop at the top of
the side( if it is to lay sideways) (outer top right if hanging longways)
make an ear..pick up 10 mc beads..and in a clockwise form go thru center
bead of loop to the right of this loop enter/exit right to left..weave
down thru beads and come up thru center bead of beg. of the ear..encircle
thru loop 2x's for strength...weave across other beads on top to get to
the same loop on left side top ( or side, depending on vert. or horizontal)
Repeat the same ear adding 10 mc beads and forming a loop with center bead
of next loop..continue to weave thru several beads in the rows below making
hidden 1/2 hitch knots and running thru more beads.(D) & (E)
The Strap: (F) make a 9 bd loop that runs through one of the ears,
passing thru again for strength.
*pick up 5mc, 3cc,5mc 6mm u-bead* Rep. *-* until 6 - 6mm beads are
strung...string up the rest in mc bds( I like mine a little long i strung
until the piece from the top of the ear on the cab to the enc mc bd measures
12")..attach clasp...weaving thru the hole several times to secure.then
weaving back up the strand hiding 1/2 hitch knots and weaving thru 3-5
beads at a time..cut thread close..
Repeat *The Strap* procedure for otherside only put on the split ring
or make a loop of beads to hook your clasp or jumpring to..** lay it down
and check from time to time that it is equal..also hold it up and do the
same..adjust a few beads if necessary.** weave back down thru mc beads
of strap making half hitches and going thru more beads to hide the knots...trim
off Nymo close to beads.
You're done! Now wasn't that quick and easy?
Write and let me know Write Donna
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