Build a Better Bezel Kit


You bought a Lunasoft cab, etched metal disc, fused glass cab, or polymer clay cab, but how do you turn it into a pendant? Learn a new, quick bezel technique using adorable, two-holed Super8 beads.

Images show examples of the kit colorways available.  To see more examples of what can be done with this technique, please check out the Build a Better Bezel PDF Tutorial item.

The Color variation lets you choose the type of kit (regular or mini – see below) along with the color.  A link to download the tutorial is included in the kit, so you do not have to purchase it separately.  If you would like just the tutorial, click here.

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Base stitch:  Right Angle Weave

This technique can easily be adjusted to work with several sizes and shapes of components. Add a scalloped bail and maybe some loops or fringe, and you’ll be wearing your new pendant in no time!

The Kit:
There are two types of kits available: regular and mini.  All kits include Super8s, 15/0 seed beads, 8/0 seed beads, Fireline, and a needle.  The kits have enough beads to embellish your bezel as shown in the colorway examples above.  Regular kits include a 24mm Lunasoft cab or 24mm rose quartz disc as shown below.  Mini kits do not include a component.  They include all the beads to fit a component as large as 40mm.

The Color variation lets you choose the type of kit (regular or mini) along with the color.

Note: The kit includes a link for the PDF of the tutorial, so you do not have to purchase the tutorial separately. If you need a printed tutorial, e-mail for pricing.  If you would like just the tutorial, click here.

The Tutorial:
The 30+ page tutorial has:

  • Step-by-step instructions with color photographs are included for:
    • stitching a bezel for a 24mm Lunasoft cabochon
    • adding a bail
    • adding earring wires
    • linking components together (for a bracelet)
    • adding four different kinds of embellishments
  • Blueprints for how to stitch:
    • every size and shape of Lunasoft cabochon
    • a few metal discs and a metal dome
    • a few other types of components (gemstone, fused glass, and polymer clay)
  • An adaptation and troubleshooting section to help you succeed with any component you’d like to bezel (you can always contact Traci with any questions or suggestions on how to get started)


Additional information

Weight 0.5 oz
Dimensions 4.75 x 3 x 0.33 in

Lunasoft Green/Green, Lunasoft Blue/Purple, Lunasoft Peach/Brown/Pink, Lunasoft Black/Silver, Rose Quartz Purple/Pink, Mini Greens (No Component), Mini Purples (No Component), Mini Brown/Pink (No Component), Mini Silver/Black (No Component), Mini Browns (No Component), Mini Purple/Pink (No Component)


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