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This tutorial will show you how to build a soutache design around a cabochon. When creating a soutache design around a cabochon, a backing is glued to the cabochon first. A row of soutache cord is then stitched to the backing. The next rows of soutache are then stitched to the first. Learn the details of this process here and then create a fabulous soutache design that incorporates this process with the techniques showcased in the Soutache Basics Part 1 and Soutache Basics Part 2 tutorials.
Cup chain can add a sparkling layer to your soutache designs. Its flexibility makes it easy to incorporate into designs that require shaping, like soutache projects. In this tutorial, we will illustrate two different methods for adding cup chain to your soutache designs.
Soutache has been around for a long time, especially in the world of fashion. From military uniforms to haute couture creations, soutache creates amazing texture in looks. It has just recently made a splash in the world of jewelry with the renewed interest in adornments embroidered from beads and soutache. Soutache is a flat braid with a groove down its center, made of two rows of cording wrapped in rayon. It is added to designs stacked in layers - the edges of the braid are what are visible in the design and they are often sewn on around beads or cabochons. This tutorial will get you started with the basics of working with soutache. Check out our second soutache tutorial to continue to learn about the techniques used when working with this unique material.
You can make your soutache designs really pop with a beaded edge! You may find that once you've added all of your layers of soutache, you still want more. A beaded edge can give you more shine and color. Learn the basics of soutache with our Part 1 and Part 2 tutorials and then read this tutorial to start adding beads in new ways. Find all of the products featured in this tutorial in our Bijou Bracelet Instructions.
You've learned some essential techniques of working with soutache in our first soutache tutorial and now it's time to learn even more about working with this unique material. This Handy Tip will show you how to add even more beads and layers of soutache to projects, as well as how to add a backing to your finished piece. Soutache is a great way to add luxurious texture to your designs, so get started creating with this fabulous technique. This tutorial is here to help you along the way!