Encapsulate pearls or crystals inside colourful, self supporting 3-dimensional cubes. Strung on beading wire they make a dramatic necklace, or why not attach a jump ring for a subtler geometric pendant.
This project uses seed beads and is a great introduction to Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) – or a chance to explore it further. You could easily replace the size 11 seed beads for beads of any size to create larger or smaller cubes.
Previously published in the July 2014 edition of Beadworkers Guild Journal.
- Size 11 seed beads (I used galvanised Duracoat Miyuki beads)
- 10mm glass pearls or beads
- Selection on matching beads for stringing
- Beading wire, crimps and pliers
- Fireline beading thread, needles and scissors
Most suitable for intermediate-advanced beaders. A knowledge of Right Angle Weave would be helpful. Tutorial includes step by step diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.