Don't get me wrong. Beaded bezels for cabochons are lovely.  But if you prefer the light and airy approach, then leave out the cabochon!  That's exactly what Marcie did for her lovely beaded oval pendant tutorial.

Her instructions are for beading around a metal oval or round component.  You don't have to get exactly the same metal pieces - just adjust the number of beads accordingly to whatever components you have.

If you can find something round or oval around the house, you could also make your own wire wrapped base.  Just check the second link below if you are new to working with mandrels.

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