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 Collar-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Seed Beads and Gemstone Cabochons 

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Blue Dream Necklace
: : : Materials : : :
  • Cabochon, toned agate, 20mm (A)
  • Chaton, Swarovski crystal, red, 16mm rivoli (B)
  • Chaton, Swarovski crystal, red, 14mm rivoli (C)
  • Chaton, Swarovski crystal, blue, 12mm rivoli (D)
  • Chaton, Swarovski crystal, turquoise, 12mm rivoli (E)
  • Bead, crystal, red, 4mm bicone (F)
  • Bead, crystal, blue, 3x4mm faceted rondelle (G)
  • Bead, crystal, blue, 4x6mm faceted rondelle (H)
  • Bead, crystal, silver PT, 8mm faceted round (I)
  • Bead, crystal, silver PT, 7x12mm teardrop (J)
  • Bead, crystal, silver PT, 4x6mm oval (K)
  • Seed bead, Toho, dark blue opaque, size 11/0 (L)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver­lined blue, size 11/0 (M)
  • Seed bead, Toho, red opaque, size 11/0 (N)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver­lined red, size 11/0 (O)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver­lined turquoise, size 11/0 (P)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver­lined red, size 15/0 (Q)
  • Seed bead, Toho, transparent dark blue, size 15/0 (R)
  • Seed bead, Toho, silver­lined turquoise, size 15/0 (S)
  • Ear findings
  • Clasp, hook


  • Optional:
  • Cabochons, gemstone 
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, rivoli 
  • Beads, crystal 
  • Seed beads 
  • Earring findings 
  • Clasps, hook 

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

    Necklace

    Central Flower

    Step 1
    Beading around C. Take a length of thread and pick up 30 N, bring them to the middle of the thread and go through all the beads one more time.
    Step 2
    Work two rows in circular peyote stitch, using Q (Fig. 1). Go through the last row for several times, pulling tightly the thread. Tie off the thread tail, but do not cut it off.
    Step 3

    Figure 1


    Pick up the other end of the thread. Work two rows in N, insert the rivoli top side down and pull the bezel, using Q. Go through the last row more than once and pull the thread taut. Tie off the thread tail, but do not cut it off.
    Step 4

    Figure 3


    Pick up the first thread tail. Bring the thread to any seed bead of the basic row, marked *. Embroider the edge in F (Fig. 3).
    Step 5

    Figure 2



    Figure 4


    Bring the second end of the thread to any bead, marked * (Fig. 2). Embroider the edge in G (Fig. 4).
    Step 6

    Figure 5


    Work three leaves in peyote stitch, using P, L, N, O (Fig. 5). Sew the leaves to the beads of the bezel.

    Blue Flower

    Step 1
    Beading around C in the same way, but pick up 1K instead of 2L, 1G (Fig. 4).
    Step 2

    Figure 6


    Work five leaves for the small flower, using L, M (Fig. 6). Connect the leaves all together and connect the fifth leaf to the first one.
    Step 3

    Figure 7


    Work the strip, using 10 large leaves (Fig. 7). Connect the tenth leaf to the first one.
    Step 4

    Figure 8


    Attach the leaves of both flowers to the beads of the bezel, marked * on Fig. 2 (Fig. 8).

    Cabochon

    Step 1
    Bead around the cabochon in the same way, picking up 46 M. Bring the beads to the middle of the thread and bead the bezel in circular peyote stitch (Fig. 9). Run through the last row for several times, pulling the thread taut.
    Step 2
    Pick up the second thread tail and work 4 rows in seed beads, size 11/0, insert the cabochon top side down and pull the bezel, using seed beads, size 15/0.
    Step 3
    Embroider the seed beads of the basic row not marked on figure 9, using H (Fig. 4).
    Step 4

    Figure 9


    Embroider the first row of figure 9 in F (Fig. 3).

    Rivoils

    Step 1
    Bead around and embroider C (Fig. 1 - 4).
    Step 2
    Beading around B. Pick up 40 N, bring the beads to the middle of the thread and close them into a circle. Bead the bezel in circular peyote stitch (Fig. 1). Work one row in N and two rows in Q. Go through the last row more than once and pull the thread taut. Pick up the second thread tail and work two rows in N, insert the rivolis top side down, work two rows in Q. Repeatedly run through the last row, pulling the thread taut. Bring the thread to any seed bead of the basic row and embroider the edge in O.
    Step 3
    Beading around D, pick up 28 L and pull the bezel in R. Bead one rivoli in M, bead two rivolis, using figure 3, 4 and picking up 1M, 1F, 3Q.
    Step 4
    Beading around E, using P, S. Embroider the rivoli in P.

    Leaves

    Step 1

    Figure 10


    Bead the leaves for the necklace, using figure 10 as a guide. Work the leaves in different beads, with different initial set and a different amount of the upper corners.
    Step 2
    Sew three leaves of blue seed beads to D rivoli (see the photograph). Sew four red and two turquoise leaves to B.
    Step 3
    Sew the leaf to C (Fig. 5).

    Assembling

    Step 1
    Make the composition, using the photograph as a guide. Connect all the elements, using strings of I, altering to M, G.
    Step 2

    Figure 11


    Attach J, using the photograph as a guide (Fig. 11).
    Step 3
    Attach the hooks of the clasp to the edges of the necklace. Attach the rings to D.

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Beading around C (Fig. 1, 2).
    Step 2
    Embroider rivoli, using figure 3, 4.
    Step 3
    Attach ear findings through two G.

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