1) Sqeeze equal amounts of epoxy onto a piece of paper and mix the both together
with a toothpick. When the epoxy is ready, use the toothpick to place epoxy
in the well of the Stone Mounting Bail (BL157). Place the bail onto the back
of the Moon Face Cabachon. Position is so that it's right in the center and
allow the epoxy to cure completely (24hrs) until moving.
2) Take the 1 1/4" diameter leather circle and position it on the back of the
cabochon. Roll the piece of tape onto itself and use this to hold the piece of leather to the back of the cabochon. Thread a needle onto a 2' length of Nymo cord. (Condition this cord
too with some Thread Heaven). Place a few overhand knots in the very end of
the cord and thread through the leather circle from the front to the back, right
next to the cabochon. Come up through the back of the leather and thread on
six Metallic Green AB Delica beads. Thread back down through the front of the
leather, positioning the strung seed beads right next to the cabochon. Come
up through the back of the leather two seed bead lengths away from the first
seed bead strung on. Thread on two seed beads, then take your needle through
four of the six seed beads that were thread on in the beginning of this step.
Continue this "two on, through four" stitch until you are around the circumference
of the cabochon. Come up through the last two seed beads of the initial six
threaded on and begin to peyote stitch around the cabochon. You'll be working
the peyote stitch from right to left, whereas with your "two-four" stitch, you
were working from left to right.
3) When you are done with your first row of peyote, make another row, only this
time, thread on Iris Black Delica instead of the Metallic Green AB Delicas you
were using before (you can go through each of your peyote rows again to tighten the stitch) . For the next row after this, use the Galvanized Mint Delicas.
(Thread on four Mint Galvanized Delicas to go across the front of the Stone
4) Go back to using the Iris Black Delicas for the next row, and then one more
row of the Mint Galvanized Delicas. After you're through with this last peyote
row (use four more Mint Galvanized beads to go across the front of the stone
mounting bail) drop the cording back down a row and when you come out of each
of the Iris Black again, you'll thread on one Light Grey Opal Bicone and one
Mint Galvanized bead. Go around with the cording and back through the Light
Grey Opal bicone. Keep traveling around the Black Iris row, attaching a Light
Opal Bicone with a Mint Galvanized bead on top.
5) Double check all of your rows, and make sure that they are all nice and tight
and then secure your thread (any secure knot style will work), work the tail through
a couple of stitches and cut off the rest of the thread.