All About Cabochon Stones: Guide to Cabochon Settings + 5 Free Patterns Using Cabochons for Jewelry Making

When it comes to cabochons for jewelry-making and beading projects, I love a good challenge. And what better challenge is there when it comes to using gemstone or acrylic cabochons without a hole in them for your jewelry-making projects? Learning how to make cabochon jewelry opens up a whole new world of beaded jewelry design possibilities, from earrings and rings to bracelets and necklaces, all made with your favorite cabochons.

You might think that if you want to learn how to make cabochon jewelry, you need to know how to make cabochon settings out of precious metals like silver or gold. But if you know how to do bead-weaving stitches like peyote and right-angle weave, you can create your own cabochon settings with beads that can easily be turned into beautiful cabochon jewelry!

And if you’re ready to take it one step further, why not learn how to make a cabochon? You can make your own cabochons out of craft supplies that you probably already have in your stash for truly unique, one-of-a-kind cabochon jewelry.

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How to make a beaded cabochon setting
Learn how to cabochon gems in your jewelry designs

What’s inside?

This comprehensive eBook includes instructions for creating your own cabochon settings out of seed beads, as well as five great free beading projects using cabochons for jewelry-making. Learn all about using cabochons for jewelry-making, including how to make a cabochon using simple craft supplies like resin. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations will take you on a whole new journey when you learn how to make your own cabochon jewelry.

Learn how to make a cabochon

Cabochon Beading Project 1

Return to Sender Resin Focals

Learn how to make a cabochon using resin and used postage stamps. These unique cabochons for jewelry-making will give your designs an exotic flair!

Get expert tips for making cabochons for your jewelry

Cabochon Beading Project 2

Brilliant Bezels

If you love herringbone stitch, these easy-to-make beaded cabochon settings will have you using all kinds of cabochons and stones in your beaded jewelry designs.

Learn to incorporate cabochon beads in your custom jewelry designs

Cabochon Beading Project 3

Eau Claire

This perennial favorite by Jean Campbell will teach you how to make a cabochon setting with right-angle weave and your favorite seed beads.

Explore the joys of cabochon jewelry

Cabochon Beading Project 4

Captured By Pearls

Make an easy cabochon bezel using peyote stitch, and go to town when you embellish it with layers of freshwater pearls and more seed beads.

Dazzle them with a handmade gemstone cabochon

Cabochon Beading Project 5

Jeweled Backlace

Following the trend of celebrities turning their jewelry around, this reversible beaded necklace. Wear the beaded cabochon in the front OR the back for twice the versatility.

PLUS – receive four tutorials for making cabochon bezels in a range of techniques, including wire wrapping with Viking knit, and making shaped cabochon settings using peyote stitch.