Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Glass Beads, Seed Beads and Bead Caps
Bead caps (3 bead caps)Earring findings Lobster clasps Extender chains Bead, glass, dark purple, 6-7mm faceted (1 bead)Bead, glass, dark purple, 10x15mm faceted drop (3 bead)Seed bead, Czech glass, matte black, #10Seed bead, Czech glass, transparent grey, #10 (for braiding around beads)Seed bead, Czech glass, semitransparent light purple, #10Seed bead, Czech glass, semitransparent purple, #10Seed bead, Bohemian glass, blackSeed bead, glass, black, #15
Firstly weave one half of the netting for the necklace base, according to Fig. 1. Now weave the other part in the mirror image. Mind that A seed bead will be common for both halves.
Sew a faceted bead-drop inside the two halves of the netting, (Fig. 2).
Bead the flat brick stitch around 6mm purple bead using transparent grey seed beads (Fig. 3).
Weave the bottom leaves symmetrically (Fig. 4). Now weave the top leaves symmetrically (Fig. 5).
Attach the purple bead with leaves to the netting base.
Bead two lengths of "American" rope using size 11 black seed beads and twisted black bugles. Fix them to the netting (see the color photo).
Look at Fig. 1 again. Ten seed beads in the outer corners are marked with * mark. Starting from these seed beads, works halves of leaves (Fig. 7), using Bohemian black faceted seed beads.
Finishing. Work two beaded ribbons, starting from the outer corners of the base netting. Try your necklace on to determine ribbon length. Decorate the ends of the ribbon with the caps. Attach clasps with chain extender.
Bead two leaves for each earring (Fig. 9). Connect grey seed beads together and attach a faceted drop-bead as a pendant. At the top of the earrings attach earring findings, connecting them by means of the rings.
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