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

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Beautiful Lady Necklace
: : : Materials : : :
  • Bead, black agate, 6x8mm faceted (A)
  • Bead, crystal, black, 4x6mm faceted (B)
  • Bead, pyrite (imitation), 4x6mm bicone (C)
  • Bead, pyrite (imitation), 3x4mm bicone (D)
  • Seed bead, Czech, black, size 9/0 (E)
  • Seed bead, Czech, black, 2mm cut (F)
  • Seed bead, Czech, black, size 15/0 (G)
  • Monofilament, 0.15-0.17mm
  • Clasp, lobster claw
  • Three metal rings


  • Optional:
  • Beads, black agate 
  • Beads, Celestial Crystal 
  • Beads, bicone 
  • Seed beads 
  • Thread, monofilament 
  • Clasps, lobster claw 
  • Jumprings 

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

    Motif #1 (Large Flower)

    Step 1

    Figure 1


    Middle of a flower. Pick up *E altering to D* onto monofilament (repeat six times from * to *). Close seed beads and beads into the base ring, passing the working end of the monofilament in the first D bead from the left to the right.

    Decorate the middle of the flower, stringing A onto the working end of the monofilament, going one more time through all the beads and bicones of the base ring (Fig. 1).
    Step 2

    Figure 2


    Pick up *E, D* (repeat three times from * to *), B, D, A, D, B, *D, E* (repeat three times from * to *) onto working end of the monofilament. Go through the third bead of the base ring from the left to the right (Fig. 2). The first petal is ready.
    Step 3
    The second petal. Pick up *E, D* (repeat twice from * to *) and pass the monofilament through E from the right to the left. Pick up D, B, D, A (top of the second petal), D, B, *D, E* (repeat three times from * to *) and go through the fifth bead of the base ring.
    Step 4
    Work the other four petals of the central flower in the same way. Pull the monofilament well and tie a few knots from two ends. Cut the ends carefully.

    Motif #2 (Small Flower)


    Figure 3


    Work, using two needles, like a double needle right angle weave (Fig. 3).
    Step 1
    The first petal. Take a 5' 11" (180cm) mo­no­filament and pick up 1A. Then pick up 2D, 3A, 4D onto the right end and pick up 5D, 6A onto the left end. Pass the right end of the monofilament through 6A toward the left end. Tie the ends of the monofilament. Now the ends of the monofilament are reversed: left is right and right is left.
    Step 2
    The second petal. Pick up 7D, 8A, 9D onto the right end of the monofilament. Pick up 10D, 11A onto the left end of the monofilament toward the right end. Tie the ends of the monofilament.
    Step 3

    Figure 4


    Then work in the same way (Fig. 4). You will get a closed circle, pass the monofilaments toward each other through 1A. Pass the monofilament the second time at the same way through the whole flower, go through the beads, using the one end, that form the middle of the flower. Seal the ends of the monofilament completely. You will need five small flowers for the necklace.

    Motif #3 (Rhombus)

    Step 1

    Figure 5


    Work the rhombus in the same way (as the small flowers), using Figure 5 as a guide. Take a 2' 3" (80cm) monofilament and pick up 1B. Pick up 2E, 3D, 4E onto the right end. Pick up 5E, 6D onto the left end. Pass the right end through 6D toward the left one. Tie the ends of the monofilament. Now the ends are reserved.
    Step 2
    Pick up 7E, 8B, 9E onto the left end. Pick up 10E, 11D onto the right end. Pass the right end through 11D bicone toward the left end. Tie the ends of the monofilament.
    Step 3
    Then bead in the same way and tie the ends of the monofilament toward each other through 1B. You will need eleven rhombuses more for the necklace.

    Assembling

    Step 1

    Figure 6


    Connect two rhombuses together (Fig. 6). Pick up 3G onto each end of the monofilament. Connect the ends in the 4th G, D, 5th G. Pick up 3G onto each end of the monofilament again and pass the ends towards each other in the B bead (the top of the second rhombus). Pass the ends of the monofilament to the middle of the rhombus and seal finally.
    Step 2
    Connect the first small flower with the large central flower, pass the ends of the monofilament toward each other through A--the top of the petal of the large flower. Pick up 4G on each end of the monofilament, cross them towards each other in the 5th G. Pick up 4G on each end of the monofilament again and cross again left and right ends of the monofilament in A bead (top of the small flower).
    Step 3
    Connect small flowers and top rhombuses, using G rings (see the photograph). Pick up 7G between A (top of the petal of the small flower) and B (top of rhombus) on each side. Work the rings in G, ending B beads. Attach a clasp and metal rings to each side of the necklace.
    Step 4
    Connect all the elements of the necklace, using two strings in F and C. The set (2F and 1C) repeat four times at the top row and repeat six times at the bottom row.
    Step 5
    Close the last two elements into a ring when you do outer row of the necklace connection through the tops of the small flowers and add symmetrically 3F, 1A and 3F.

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