Making a wire netted bezel for a cabochon is not that difficult providing you take your time to space out the wire. The basics was touched on at the end of Camille Sharon's video tutorial about Viking knit and net wire bezels for cabochons. You start with a frame at the back and then make wire loops. Check out my past post which covers Camille's tutorial and shows my wire frame and how I used my bail forming pliers to space out the loops.
Basic tutorials like Camille's are excellent to learn the technique but then you can experiment and make it your own. One fantastic example on how to do just that is over on Clearly Helena. Helena's tutorial on how to wire net a bezel working from front to back.
You don't have to do exactly what everyone does! She did a great job of making of what would have been a back frame into the focus at the front. Another tip she shared is the use of small seed beads strung on the weaving wire. They are not obvious in her design as she used colorless ones. She found them useful for spacing out the wire loops.
Try this technique and you will see what both Helena and I discovered.
Before You Go:
- Twin Bead Wire Wrapped Bezel Tutorial
- How to Make Bezel Settings - Free eBook and Tutorials
- How to Make Beaded Bezels for Cabochons
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