Fire Mountain Gems (http://firemountaingems.com) now has resin opalescent multicolored cabochons (light or dark) that are absolutely fabulous. They are inexpensive, and yet each one is unique and changes colors when viewed from different angles. (Notice how the cabachon in this necklace is more orange from the front, but green from the side). I’m loving these cabochons so much, I will likely be posting more patterns for them this month. This post includes two patterns: one showing how to make a netted bezel for an 18x25mm cabochon, as well as instructions for how to make and attach a “Russian Snake” chain to it. The center component of this necklace is made from one 18x25mm resin opalescent dark multicolored cabochon caged in a net made of brown 15/0 seed beads, green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm satin copper Czech druk beads. The “Russian Snake” chain is made from the same green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm copper beads.
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