Triangular stone (23 mm)
1. On a comfortable length of thread, pick up a repeating pattern of 17 cylinders and five 15/0s three times, leaving an 18-in. (46 cm) tail. Sew through the first two cylinders again to form a ring (FIGURE 6, a–b).
2. Work seven peyote stitches using cylinders (b–c), pick up a 15/0, and sew through the next two 15/0s (c–d). Pick up a 15/0, skip the next 15/0 in the ring, and sew through the next two 15/0s (d–e). Pick up a 15/0 skip the next cylinder, and sew through the following cylinder (e–f). Repeat around, and step up (f–g).
3. Work a round of tubular peyote, picking up one 15/0 for each stitch (g–h).
4. Work seven peyote stitches, picking up one 15/0 in each stitch, and then sew through the next 15/0 without adding a bead (h–i). Continue around in tubular peyote, decreasing at each corner (i–j).
5. Fit the stone in the bezel, and, using the tail thread, pick up two 15/0s, sew through the next 15/0, pick up two 15/0s, skip two 15/0s, and sew through the next up-cylinder (a–aa). Work eight peyote stitches using cylinders (aa–bb). Repeat around the stone, then step up (bb–cc).
6. Work a round of peyote using the same stitch pattern as in step 2: a 15/0, a 15/0, seven cylinders, a 15/0. Repeat around, and step up (cc–dd).
7. Work a round of tubular peyote, picking up one 15/0 in each stitch, and step up (dd–ee).
8. Work a round of tubular peyote using 15/0s and decreasing in each corner, as in step 4 (ee–ff).
Bezeling Rivolis: How many cylinders do I pick up?
It can be challenging to guess how many cylinders to pick up in the initial bezel ring. Two important tips: The initial ring should always have an even number of beads, and it should fit around the widest part of your stone. Though these counts may vary slightly depending upon your beads and stitching tension, this is a good place to start when bezeling.