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 Bib-Style Necklace with Glass Beads, Gemstone Beads and Seed Beads 

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  • Clasps 
  • Glues and adhesives 
  • Bead, Czech glass, turquoise satin, 2mm (N)
  • Bead, glass, clear, 3x5mm rondelle (222 beads) (F)
  • Bead, glass, red, 4mm bicone (12 beads) (G)
  • Bead, glass, red, 10x14mm flat (5 beads) (E)
  • Bead, aquamarine, 6mm round(38 beads) (B)
  • Bead, aquamarine, 16x22mm teardrop (3 beads) (A)
  • Bead, aquamarine, 13mm flat 2 holes (6 beads) (C)
  • Seed bead, glass, milky white, #8 Toho (H)
  • Seed bead, glass, transparent glossy, #11 (I)
  • Seed bead, glass, transparent matte, #11 (J)
  • Seed bead, glass, silver-lined red, #11 (K)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, pearl turquoise, #10 (L)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, matte turquoise, #10 (M)
  • Seed bead, glass, silver metalized , #15 charlotte (O)
  • Pearl, 3x5mm (56 pearls) (D)
  • Embellishments, rivolis, red, 14mm (2 embellishments)
  • Embellishments, red stone, 27mm
  • Cabochon, cameo, porcelain, 30x40mm flower
  • Cabochon, amazonite, 35x40mm triangle (2 cabochons)
  • Jumprings, 3mm
  • Jumprings, 6mm
  • Back material
  • Leather

  • Optional:
  • Beads, Czech glass 
  • Beads, glass 
  • Beads, porcelain 
  • Beads, aquamarine 
  • Beads, amazonite 
  • Seed and bugle beads 
  • Pearls 
  • Embellishments, Swarovski, rivoli 
  • Cabochons and cameos 
  • Jumprings 
  • Beading foundations 

  • The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
    End of Materials List

    Central element

    Step 1
    Pictures 1 and 2

    Make a full-size design, or photocopy picture 1, enlarging it to the desired size. Transfer the design onto fabric for under backing. Glue the cameo in the marked place and sew A beads. Draw a 1-1/16 inch (27mm) circle in the place where you want to have your jewellery stone. Make a cross-shaped incision in the centre of the circle and glue the stone in the incision. Be careful to correct its position while the glue has not dried!
    Step 2
    Figure 1


    Figure 2
    Work the basic row around A beads (Fig. 1), using an even number of J seed beads. Go through the last bead row for several times, pulling tightly on the thread. Continue beading in circular peyote stitch (Fig. 2). The number of the rows depends on the thickness of your cabochon. There are two rows in J, one row in L, one row in J and one more row in O in the original design. Repeatedly run through the last bead row, pull the thread taut.
    Step 3
    Bead the basic row in J around the cameo (Fig. 1). Work the cameo in the same way as for A beads, beading two rows in J and one row in O.
    Step 4
    Figure 3


    Figure 4
    Embroider the jewellery stone. Bead the basic row in I around the circle (Fig. 2). Then bead in I, J, O (Fig. 4). Go through the last bead row more than once, pulling tightly on the thread.
    Step 5
    Embroider the free space in N, H, D, F, according to the diagram or the photograph.
    Step 6
    Figure 5
    Figure 6
    Figure 7

    Trim away the excess fabric. Attach two 1/8 inch (3mm) rings to the corners (Pic. 1). Glue leather to the back side. Let the glue dry. Trim away all the excess leather.

    Bead the basic edge row in M (Fig. 5).

    Embroider the edge in O, working between points 1-2 and 5-6, according to Fig. 6. Then embroider the edge in the following sequence: 1O, 1K, 1O (repeat five times for the left and for the right sides) between points 3-4 (Fig. 6).

    Work in J, H, K, F, G between points 1-6 (Fig. 7). Attach A bead at the bottom of the necklace, using O seed beads.

    Side Elements at the Top

    Step 1
    Make a full-size design, or photocopy picture 2, enlarging it to the desired size. Transfer the design onto the fabric for under backing. Glue the cabochons in the marked places. Draw a 9/16 inch (14mm) circle where you want to have your rivoli. Make a cross-shaped incision in the centre of the circle. Glue the rivoli in the incision.
    Step 2
    Bead the basic row around the cabochon, using an even number of J (Fig. 1). When the row is finished go through the all beads for several times, pulling tightly on the thread. Bead in circular peyote stitch in J, L, O (Fig. 2). Run through the last bead row more than once, pull the thread taut.
    Step 3
    Bead one row in J around the rivoli (Fig. 3). Then bead two circular rows in J and one more circular row in O. Repeatedly pass through the last bead row, pulling tightly on the thread.
    Step 4
    Bead one row in H around the cabochon and the rivoli; attach B beads between them.
    Step 5
    Trim away the excess fabric. Attach two 1/8 inch (3mm) rings to the corners, according to Pic. 1. Glue leather to the back side. Let the glue dry. Trim away all the excess leather. Bead the basic edge row in M (Fig. 5). Embroider the edge in the following sequence: 1J, 1H, 1B, repeating it five times on the left and on the right (Fig. 6).

    Assembling

    Step 1
    Figure 8
    Connect all the elements together by B, D, E, F altering them by J (see the photograph). Attach strings of C, F, D to the jumprings of the side elements at the top, repeating the pattern, given in Fig. 8 twice. Attach a clasp, going through the jumprings (Fig. 8).

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