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 Bib-Style Necklace with Seed Beads and Glass Beads 

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Summer Noon Necklace
: : : Materials : : :
  • Bead, Czech Farfalle, silver-lined green, 2x4mm (F)
  • Bead, bicone, transparent, 5mm (R)
  • Bead, glass, silver coating, 7-8mm (A)
  • Bead, green, teardrop, 8x5mm (B)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver-lined green, size 8 (E)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki, round, silver-lined lilac, size 10 (I)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki, round, pink-lined matte blue, size 10 (J)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, lilac with pearl coating, size 11 (K)
  • Seed bead, bugle, silver-lined green, size 11 (H)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, yellow, size 11 (L)
  • Seed bead, Miyuki Delica, white, size 11 (M)
  • Seed bead, Toho Treasures, green, size 15 (N)
  • Seed bead, Toho Treasures, dark green, size 15 (O)
  • Seed bead, Toho, matte lilac, size 15 (P)
  • Seed bead, Toho, transparent lilac, size 15 (Q)
  • Bead cap
  • Component, connector
  • Clasp, toggle
  • Thread, Ariadna, green, 50g
  • Cord, silver, 1mm
  • Wire, lilac

  • Optional:
  • Glass beads 
  • Teardrops 
  • Beads, bicone 
  • Seed beads 
  • Bead caps 
  • Connectors 
  • Toggle clasps 
  • Thread 
  • Wire 

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



    Anchoring the Cords

    Method 1


    Picture 1
    Fold a cord in half. Mount the cord length on the holding cord using a lark’s head knot.
    1. Place the center point of the cord over the holding cord to form a loop.
    2. Pull the cord ends through the loop.
    3. Pull the cord ends so the knot will be tight against the holding cord.
    These cords have the flat texture on both sides and do not curl in a spiral, as it is typical for one-way loops.Tip. For the base cords you will need the same length of cord as your design is. On the contrary, the working cord is four times longer.

    Method 2


    Picture 2
    Fold a cord in half. Mount the cord length on the holding cord using a lark’s head knot.
    1. Place the center point of the cord under the holding cord to form a loop.
    2. Pull the cord ends through the loop.
    3. Pull the cord ends so the knot will be tight against the holding cord.

    The first flat knot


    Picture 3
    Mount two cords on the holding cord, so it will appear four ends. The edge ends (1 and 4) are working cords and the centre ends are base cords.
    1. Take the left-hand cord (#1), and cross it over the top of the base cords (#2 and #3).
    2. Then take the right-hand cord (#4), put it over the first cord and string it diagonally under the base cords and through the loop made by the first cord. Now slowly pull that up evenly and taut, until you see a knot being tied around the base cords.

    The second flat knot


    Picture 4
    This knot is similar to the previous one. The only difference is that it is worked in the opposite direction.
    1. Take the right-hand cord (#4), and cross it over the top of the base cords (#2 and #3).
    2. Then take the left-hand cord (#1), put it over the fourth cord and string it diagonally under the base cords and through the loop made by the fourth cord. Now slowly pull that up evenly and taut, until you see a knot being tied around the base cords.

    The square knot


    Picture 5
    This knot consists of two flat knots, described above. Tie them one after another to get a square knot. It does not matter, which flat knot you start with. The main thing is that you work the two knots in the opposite directions! Tighten the cords by pulling on the ends, and here you are--the square knot.Tip. For base cords you will need the same length of cord as your design is. On the contrary, the working cords are four times longer.

    The Double half-hitch knot



    Picture 6
    Mount just one cord on the holding cord, so it will appear two ends: a knotting cord and knot-bearing cord.
    1. See Picture 6 to form the first loop. Push the knot to the holding cord and pull to tighten.
    2. Again, see Picture 6 for the second loop. Note the difference between the first and the second loops, or you will get a spiral instead of a flat cord!

    Necklace Base

    Step 1
    The necklace base is worked in micro-macramé technique. It is a free form with two kinds of the macramé knots: flat knot and double hitch knot.

    Attach jumprings to the halves of the clasp. Cut a length of cord and fold it in half. Mount the cord length on the jumprings using a lark’s heard knot. Now work the silver part of the necklace, enlarging the number of threads and adding A, D, E, and metal connectors.Then bead the green part of the necklace, adding C, F and B.While beading the necklace connect both parts together, using the thread of matching colour. Embroider the necklace in C, F, G, H.

    Leaves

    Step 2

    Figure 1

    Figure 2

    Figure 3

    Figure 4
    Use flat brick stitch (Fig. 1) to bead the leaves in N and O (Fig. 2-4). Start from the widest part of the leaf and work up and down, beading the lower and the upper parts of the leaf. Bead a 1cm start in H.

    Flowers

    Step 3

    Figure 5

    Figure 6

    Figure 7
    Bead 5 petals for each flower in L, M, I, J, K, P, (Fig. 5). Start beading from the middle and work symmetrically in both directions. Assemble the leaves together (Fig. 6). Work one row in Q along the edges of the petals (Fig. 7). Now cut two 6cm pieces of wire. Take one piece and string a bead of any kind. Bring it to the middle of the wire. Fold the wire in half and string one R on both ends, thus connecting the ends together (Picture 1).

    Beading a Flower Stalk

    Step 4

    Figure 8
    Bead a stalk, using several H beads and string a bead cap at the end of the beading. Now string a flower, going from the back side to the right. Then string bicones with the wires for flower stamens and attach one Q seed bead (Fig. 8).

    Assembling

    Step 5
    Work a vine of desired length. Attach flowers and leaves to the vine. Put the necklace base flat and arrange the finished vine atop of the necklace. When you are happy with arrangement, fix the flowers and leaves to the necklace.

    Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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