When I came home from work yesterday I pulled out the amethyst and went in search of delicas to bead a bezel around it. As luck would have it I happened to have some Aiko delicas in the perfect purple that matched the stone exactly. So last night I beaded a bezel around the amethyst. It was a non-trivial task, considering the shape of the stone, but I started out with the modified right angle weave that Kate McKinnon has pioneered and am pleased with the results. Now back to the chevron chain.
Amethyst gemstone (12.44 carat) purchased from Unfinished Creations in Yellow Springs, OH
Gold seed beads (size 14 - no idea of the stock #)
Purple seed beads (size 11 - Beadcats stock # 2-11-748-90 clear lined with cool purple)
Purple delicas (size 11 - Toho Aiko TB-328)
Gold and Purple thread (KO)