Bib-Style Necklace with Cat Pendant, Gemstone Beads and Seed BeadsD16G
Egyptian Summer Necklace
The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
Make a full-size sketch of the necklace, or photocopy picture 1, enlarging it to the desire size. Transfer the sketch to fabric for under backing.
Embroider the necklace, sewing seed beads in backstitch (see the photograph or the design). Firstly attach J (Pic. 2) and then add D, E, F around (Pic. 2). When the row is finished, run through all the beads, pulling the thread taut.
Embroider small (triangular) necklace elements. Firstly embroider in A altering to D, E, F, H. Then embroider the bottom rows in B, C.
Trim away all the excess fabric as close to the last row as possible. Glue the leather to the back side. Let the glue dry and trim away all the excess leather. Work the basic edge row in G (Fig. 2).
Embroider the bottom element of the necklace in G and L (Fig. 2).