1. Cut a 31⁄2 x 21⁄2-in. (8.9 x 6.4 cm) rectangle and a 21⁄2-in. (6.4 cm) square of beading foundation. Apply a thin coat of E6000 to the back of the scarab and gemstone cabochons, and center the scarab cab on the larger piece of foundation and the gemstone cab on the smaller piece, leaving a 3⁄4-in. (1.9 cm)space around each cab. Allow the glue to dry, and set the gemstone cab aside.
2. Tie an overhand knot at the end of 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread. Sew up through the back of the foundation, exiting near the outer edge of the scarab cab. Work in beaded backstitch around the scarab cab (photo a): Pick up two 11/0 seed beads for each stitch, line them up next to the cab, and sew back through the foundation. Sew up between the two beads and through the second bead just added. End with an even number of beads, and sew through the first 11/0 in the round, the foundation, and back up through the foundation and next 11/0.