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 Single-Strand Necklace with Seed Beads, Czech Glass Beads and Gemstone Cabochons 

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Fleur Necklace
: : : Materials : : :
  • Bead, glass, transparent, leaf
  • Bead, glass, flowers
  • Bead, Czech glass, violet, 5x8mm
  • Bead, Czech glass, transparent, 5x8mm
  • Bead, Czech glass, transparent, 6mm bicone
  • Bead, Czech glass, violet, 6mm bicone
  • Bead, Czech glass, light blue, 6mm bicone
  • Bead, Czech glass, transparent with rainbow coating, 9x12mm
  • Bead, Czech glass, transparent violet, 9x12mm
  • Seed bead, Toho, pearl white, 4mm cube
  • Seed bead, Toho, pale purple, 4mm cube
  • Seed bead, Toho, blue, 4mm cube
  • Seed bead, Toho, transparent with purple line inside, size 8
  • Seed bead, Toho, dark blue with rainbow coating, size 8
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver metalized, size 8
  • Seed bead, Toho, amber with rainbow coating, size 8
  • Seed bead, Toho, milk purple, size 11
  • Seed bead, Toho, purple lined transparent matte, size 11
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver metalized, size 11
  • Seed bead, Toho, amber colour with rainbow coating, size 11
  • Seed bead, Toho, pearl white, size 11
  • Seed bead, Toho, pearl light purple, size 11
  • Seed bead, dark blue with rainbow coating, size 15
  • Cabochons, fluorite, triangle
  • Sew-on rhinestones, grey, 8x12mm
  • Sew-on rhinestones, grey, 10x25mm

  • Optional:
  • Beads, fluorite 
  • Beads, Czech glass 
  • Sew-on components, Swarovski crystal 
  • Cabochons 
  • Seed and bugle beads 
  • Clasps 
  • Leather 
  • Beading foundations 
  • Glues and adhesives 
  • End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Figure 1

    Figure 2

    Make a full-size diagram of the necklace (see full picture of image at top of page), enlarging it to the desired size. Trace the design on to the fabric. Glue the cabochons in the marked places. Let the glue dry. Work a basic row of the seed beads around the cabochon (Fig. 1), using an even number of seed beads. When the row is finished go through all the seed beads, pulling tightly on the thread. See Fig. 2 for beading the cabochons.
    Step 2
    Figure 3

    Figure 4

    Sew the crystals onto the marked places (Fig. 3). Embroider all crystals in silver metalized seed beads (Fig. 1). Firstly embroider a row of size 11/0 seed beads, and then sew a row of size 8/0 seed beads. Sew the beads, bead-leaves and bead-flowers according to Fig. 4. Now fill in the free space using all kinds of beads and seed beads, as shown in the photograph.
    Step 3
    Figure 5


    Trim away all the excess fabric close to the last bead row. Glue a piece of leather from the wrong side. Work the basic edge row (Fig. 5).

    For the necklace ropes, attach strings of beads picked up in a random order to the ends of the necklace. Try the necklace on to know whether you are happy with the length of the ropes and attach a clasp.

    Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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