The past couple of posts I've shown you beading with large beads and beaded components. Having messed around with this technique to my satisfaction, I
Later on, when I was trying to find a way to use the biggest Czech spike beads in a design, those 18x12mm howitzers, that caging technique came in handy. I also used some more of the big turquoise faceted beads I had left over from my original caged bead project. This is deeply satisfying to a beader - using things up. It gives us a sense of virtue (waste not) and an excuse to buy more beads (want not).
Here’s the result. I call it my Big Bead Odyssey:
And a close up:
OK, that's it on caging big beads. I’ve scratched that itch to last awhile.