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 Bib-Style Necklace with Seed Beads, Aventurine Gemstone Cabochons and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

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Magic Spring Necklace
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  • Bead, silver-lined green-blue, teardrop (H)
  • Beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, green, rondelle (D)
  • Beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, 4x6mm rondelle (E)
  • Beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, 5x7mm rondelle (G)
  • Beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, violet, 7x10mm rondelle (F)
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, violet, 10mm rivoli (C)
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, lilac, 14mm rivoli (A)
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, light green, 14mm rivoli (B)
  • Cabochons, aventurine, 51x20mm
  • Seed bead, Magatama Toho, purple, 3.4mm (I)
  • Seed bead, Magatama Toho, light blue with purple coating, 3.4mm (J)
  • Seed bead, Toho, transparent purple with rainbow coating, size 11 (K)
  • Seed bead, Toho, purple matte, size 11 (L)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver-lined milky light violet, size 11 (M)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver-lined milky light peridot, size 11 (N)
  • Seed bead, Toho, lavender with golden coating, size 11 (O)
  • Seed bead, Toho, purple matte, size 15 (P)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver-lined amethyst, size 15 (Q)
  • Seed bead, Toho, violet matte, size 15 (R)
  • Seed bead, Toho, inside-colour rainbow crystal/teal lined, size 15 (S)
  • Seed bead, Toho, golden-lined rainbow blue, size 15 (T)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, silver-lined milky light purple, size 11 (U)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, rainbow purple, size 11 (V)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, rainbow violet, size 11 (W)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, transparent violet, size 11 (X)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, violet matte, size 11 (Y)
  • Seed bead, Czech, emerald green, size 15 (Z)

  • Optional:
  • Beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, rondelle 
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, 14mm rivoli 
  • Seed and bugle beads 
  • Cabochons, aventurine 
  • Headpins 
  • Jumprings 
  • Clasps 
  • Thread 
  • Leather 
  • Beading foundations 
  • Glues and adhesives 

  • The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
    End of Materials List
    Make a full-size design of the necklace, or photocopy picture 1, enlarging it to the desired size. Transfer the sketch on to fabric for under backing. Glue the cabochons in the marked places.
    Picture 1

    Beading the Cabochons

    Step 1
    Figure 1
    Bead the basic row in even number of V around a cabochon (Fig. 1). When the row is finished, run through all the beads and pull the thread taut.
    Step 2
    Figure 2
    Bead in circular peyote stitch around the cabochon (Fig. 2). Bead the first cabochon in V, U, Y, Q and the second in V, U, X, T. Pass through the last row more than once, pulling tightly on the thread.

    Rivolis (A, B) and the free space

    Step 3
    Bead 14mm rivolis. Sew them onto the fabric in the marked places. Bead all the rivolis in the same way, changing colour of seed beads.

    Rivolie (A) #1.

    Step 4
    Figure 3


    Figure 4
    String 36U beads. Bring the beads to the middle of the thread and tie a knot. Bead one circular row in S and one more row in Z (Fig. 3). Go through the last row for several times, pulling the thread taut and fix it. Pick up the loose thread tail (Fig. 4), and bead one row in V. Insert your rivoli into the bezel and bead two more rows in S. Go through the last row more than once, pulling the thread taut. Anchor the thread and bring it to any seed bead of the basic row, marked *. Work one row in K. Attach the rivoli to the necklace, going through the seed beads of the second row, Fig. 4.

    Rivolis (A) #2 and #3.

    Step 5
    Bead these rivolis in the same way, as described above, just alter to V, S, T (Fig. 3) and V, S, M (Fig. 4).

    Rivoli (B) #4.

    Step 6
    Bead the rivoli in the same way in W, S, Z (Fig. 3) and W, S, N (Fig. 4).

    Rivoli (B) #5.

    Step 7
    Bead the rivoli in the same way as the previous one using W, T (Fig. 3) and W, T, M, I (Fig. 4).

    Embroider the free space, according to the diagram or the photograph.

    Rivoli (C)

    Step 8
    Figure 5


    Figure 6
    Beading C rivoli. String 14V beads, alternating them with 14U beads. Bring the beads to the middle of the thread and tie a knot. Bead one circular row in Q and one more row in R (Fig. 5). Repeatedly go through the last row, pulling tightly on the thread and fix the thread. Pick up the second thread tail (Fig. 6), and bead one row in V, then insert the rivoli into the bezel. Bead two more rows in Q. Run through the last row time and again, pulling the thread taut. Now bring the needle, going through any beads of the basic row, marked * and work one row in M.

    Flower 1 (a big flower)

    Step 9
    Figure 7


    Figure 8


    Picture 2
    Bead five petals for the biggest flower in R, Q (Fig. 7). Start beading from the middle and work symmetrically in both directions. Assemble the flower petals together (Pic. 2). Go through the bottom beads of the petals and pull the thread taut. Insert the beaded rivoli into the middle of the flower.

    Flower 2 (a middle-size flower)

    Step 10
    Figure 9
    Now start beading five petals for this flower in R, Q. Assemble the flower in the same way as the previous one. Insert G into the middle of the flower. Work five stamens in R and M (Fig. 9).

    Flower 3 (a small flower)

    Step 11
    Figure 10
    Bead five petals for the small flower in U, V (Fig. 10). Assemble the flower as described above. Insert five J into the middle of the flower.

    Flowers 4 and 5 (the smallest flowers)

    Step 12
    Figure 11


    Figure 12
    Also bead five petals for the smallest two flowers in W (Fig. 11) and in W, U (Fig. 12). Assemble the flowers and insert three I beads into the middle of each flower.

    Buds

    Step 13
    Figure 13
    Bead two buds (Fig. 13). Bead one of them in P and the other one in R. Bead three stamens in P, I (Fig. 9). Insert the stamens into the middle of the buds.

    Leaves

    Step 14
    Figure 14
    Work the leaves in T, S (Fig. 14). Bead the leaves, using a different initial set of beads and working a different number of upper corners for each leaf. Work five leaves all together.

    Step 15
    Figure 15


    Figure 16


    Picture 3
    Attach the flowers and the leaves to the necklace, according to the photograph or work a design of your own.

    Trim away all the excess fabric as close to the last row as possible. Bead the basic edge row in K (Fig. 15). Embroider in T, K along the edges of the necklace.

    Bottom part of the necklace. Embroider the bottom part in J, I instead of K, and attach H bead in the middle.

    Take two pins and string the beads in the following sequence: 1N, 1G, 1D, 1G, 1N (Pic. 3). Take two more pins and string beads as follows: 1O, 1E, 1F, 1E, 1O. Connect the pins to each other and attach one pin end to the necklace and the other one to the clasp.

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