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Check the Ring of Seed Beads for Fit Against the Back of the Cabochon
To make sure that you have a sufficient number of seed beads, hold the ring up against the back of the cabochon. You should have no more than 1/8" around the outside edge of the cabochon. If your seed bead ring is too small, the bezel will not fit correctly. It is usually better to have a few extra beads than to have too few. A slightly large bezel can easily be tightened using a row or two of size 15 seed beads, but a bezel that is too tight will be impossible to fit correctly.