Net Bezel Pendant PDF tutorial

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This is the original Net Bezel lesson! This tutorial shows how to trap a cabochon in a netted bezel, creating a fabulously elegant pendant. The technique is so versatile it can be adapted to range from simple and elegant to heavily ornate. This lesson can also be combined with the Border for Net Bezel, to create very organic looking pieces.

Note 1: although you can use any shape and size stone you like, make sure the stone is relatively flat on the back. This makes it easier to trap it in the net.

Note 2: Although the thickness can vary, prefer flatter cabs, since they are easier to net. The example used here is 1/4" thick.

Format: Downloadable PDF Document

Level: Advanced

Tools and Materials:

10 inches 18ga round soft wire
10 feet 28 ga round soft wire
1 cabochon or beach glass or pebble measuring approximately 1-1/2" by 1"
Approximately 25 1mm metallic beads
Permanent marker
Measuring tape
Flush wire cutter
Flat nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Masking tape
Sewing pin

Pages: 20

Steps: 49

This is what people said about the tutorial:

"As with all of Eni’s tutorials, this is written very clear and precisely describes the technique. The technique affords flexibility if you would like to capture a thicker stone or an irregular cabochon, sea glass, or that special river rock my son is always bringing me. I love the delicate lacy look, At my first attempt i wrapped a special “magic pebble” my son got me, and I love the way it turned out. Definitely worth getting. Perhaps a bit of experience with wire-working is essential, but you don’t need to be an expert to accomplish a very well woven pendant. For those who like to follow along with pictures, step by step clear pictures are provided and are easy to follow along. Thanks Eni!!"
Posted by Kohlkraft via

"What I liked most about this tutorial was the clear photos for every step. Every step was broken down into 1-3 sentences, which made it clear & easy for an intermediate-beginner to understand. I’d say if you have never done wire work, do not choose this as your first tutorial, but if you have a little experience making pendants & bails with wire, go ahead & give it a try! Be patient & go slow."
Posted by Miss415 via

"An enormously adaptive tutorial: I’ll admit I’ve been a little lax about writing this review. I’ve been meaning to do it forever…I mean I bought it so long ago…I guess you could say my excuse is I’ve been making too many net bezel pendants. Really, it is that good. It has become my “go to” setting for uber large stones, odd shaped stones, massive hunks of druzy, fossils, poker chips (a special request), and even quartz points. It never fails to come out exactly as I have planned and look so complicated when in fact it is very easy to learn and apply.
I’ve varried the weave on occasion, weaving one stone the same way I’d weave viking knit, adding beads to the next, and free forming a third. The point is, it is an incredibly adaptable design that is well worth the money. The directions are clear and concise, the pictures help clarify the text and the wole thing is very well done. Eni is the consumate teacher and her technique is obviously flawless."
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great - thank you! Fantastic tutorial
May 6, 2017 by gift4gab
Very good explanations in this tutorial
Feb 2, 2017 by Manuèle Derreumaux

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