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Beadwoven bails for pendants

You know that most of the time, I like to just stitch a square stitch loop onto the back of my bead embroidered pendants, like the one shown below:

If it's set down low enough, it doesn't show on the front, and if you want it to show, you can set it up higher or even weave it off of the edging brick stitch row on your piece.  Instructions for stitching these can be found in chapter 3 of my e-book Every Bead Has a Story.  But today, I want to look at some other forms of bails!

While I was on vacation recently, I took along just enough beads to stitch up these triangular (and one cylindrical) bails.  Here are some sources for the instructions for these fancier bails:

How to make beaded beads with brick stitch

Shaped Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald (book review and link)
Page 20 - triangle
Page 25 - elongated triangle
Update: Page 33 - an open-centered triangle

Shaped Beadwork and Beyond by Diane Fitzgerald (book review and link)
Page 40 and 45 - butterfly triangle

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Absolutely exquisite Cyndi, beautiful bezel shapes and designs. I love how you say each bead has it's own story, shows the truth and passion you have as an artisan what a wonderful way to think.. Thank you for sharing Creative Hugs Tracey x
Robbie said…
Love those triangles...seems you got me started making these SEVERAL years ago! Don't get me started again, please! HA HA
Cyndi L said…
Thank you Tracey! It's fun to mix it up and try new styles...there's always something to learn, right? :-)
Cyndi L said…
Robbie, you're too funny! Too many ideas, too little time :-)