Cabochons are often used in bead and fiber art design; there are standard techniques for creating bezels that can be applied to almost any cabochon or stone. In our two-minute overview, you’ll learn the basic technique, which you can then adapt for your own end use. This tutorial discusses free-form bezeling; take a look at our bead embroidery tutorials for information on how to bezel a cabochon or stone to a surface.
All of the designs shown below feature a bezeled cabochon or stone; directions include step-by-step techniques for the specific size and type of cab or stone. Some are available as instant download patterns, some as kits, some as both. Links are given below each photo.