Designed by Damaris Ramenaden
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|1 x Tequila Backlit Cabochon||1g x Jet AB 11/0 Seed Beads|
|96 x Metallic Dark Bronze Quarter-Tilas||Thread|
|16 x Amber Yellow SuperDuo||Needles|
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|Backlit Cabochons||Quarter-Tilas||SuperDuos||11/0 Seed Beads|
Pick up 64 Quarter-Tila beads, then pass through the first couple you picked up to make a ring.
Pass back though the top hole of the Quarter-Tila you are coming out from, then pick up 1 x 11/0 seed bead, skip a Quarter-Tila bead and pass though the top hole of the next Quarter-Tila bead. You are essentially following the steps for Peyote stitch, just with a 11/0 seed bead in place of a Quarter-Tila, skipping every other Quarter-Tila beads (see diagram for more detail).
Same as step 2 and 3, pick up 1 x 11/0 seed bead, pass through the next two Quarter-Tilas, then continue adding 1 x 11/0 around the ring, but do not pull too tight yet.
Once you have added all the 11/0s, make sure the ring is loose, and insert your cabochon with the top facing up. You should find the Quarter-Tilas all sit up and around the sides of the cabochon and hold it snug.
Coming out from one of the holes of the Quarter-Tila, pick up 3 x 11/0 seed beads, then pass back through the opposite hole of the next Quarter-Tila (so if you are coming out from a top hole, you will pass back though the bottom hole of the next Quarter-Tila, thereby making a very slight diagonal ‘bridge’ between the two.
Continue adding 3 x 11/0 seed beads and passing through the opposite holes of the next Quarter-Tilas, until you have added a total of 16 ‘bridges’.
Now continue with the same stitch path, however use 1 x SuperDuo in place of the 3 x 11/0 seed beads. Again, you should find you will add a total of 16 SuperDuos to complete the outer ring embellishments.