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Bezeling a Rivoli - How Many Delicas Do I Need to Bezel a Rivoli?

A Handy Reference Table and Tips for Stitching a Successful Peyote Bezel


There are a few things you need to know in order to stitch a good, secure peyote stitch bezel around a Swarovski crystal Rivoli.

Delica beads are probably the easiest beads to use in order to stitch a peyote bezel around a Rivoli. Their cylindrical shape make it easy to stitch in peyote stitch, and if you use size 11 Delicas, this allows for the addition of rows of smaller size 15 beads to tighten the bezel a bit.

It should be noted that these amounts can be adjusted according to how tightly or loosely you like to stitch. But you should always begin with an even number of beads in order to have the "step up" at the end of each round and to make the rows of the bezel even as you go.

If you don't have the table handy, you can always figure out how many beads to use by stringing on an even number of Delica beads to make a ring that fits around the back edge of the Rivoli.

Once you have finished stitching the peyote bezel for your Rivoli, you can always make it a little tighter by adding a row of size 15 Japanese seed beads on the front and back of the bezel.

Learning how to make a peyote stitch bezel around a Swarovski Rivoli will let you use the Rivolis in many different ways, and the bezeling techniques can be used for other cabochons or components without holes.

How Many Delica Beads to Make a Peyote Bezel for a Swarovski Rivoli?

Rivoli Size Number of Delicas
12mm 26
14mm 30
16mm 34
18mm 38
26mm 60

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