Bib-Style Necklace and Earring Set with Seed Beads

Courtesy of Fashion Magazine

Design by Dariya Gagarina

Commemorating Leonardo da Vinci Set

: : : Materials : : :

  • Seed bead, Czech glass, clear, size 10 (D)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, vine red, size 10 (E)
  • Seed bead, Czech glass, rainbow purple, size 11 (K)
  • Seed bead, Farfalle, black (F)
  • Seed bead, cylindrical, iris matte blue, size 12 (G)
  • Seed bead, silver-lined transparent, size 14 (H)
  • Bead, greenish brown, 10x15mm faceted oval (I)
  • Bead, black, 5x8mm, faceted oval (J)

  • The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
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Bead the base netting in (A and D) (Fig. 1), working symmetrically from the middle in both directions. Use the photograph as a guide for seed bead color changes. Embroider the netting (Fig. 2), using (C) to embroider along brown template lines and (F) along black ones. Make three pendants in (I) (Fig. 3).
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What you are going to do now is to bead two leaves attached to the center of your necklace. Each leaf consists of four parts worked in a different way: the central part (E), (Fig. 4) two smaller side parts (E), (Fig. 5) and a twig (B), (Fig. 7). Attach side parts of a leaf to the central part (Fig. 6). Work a twig 12 to 14 beads long and attach it to the finished leaf. Now fix the leaves to their places on the netting (see the photo).
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Bead four more leaves in (G) (Fig. 7). Attaching them to the netting, see the photograph.
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Bead two Ndebele spirals (Fig. 9) altering the bead color (A and K). Attach one end of each spiral to the necklace, going through (J) bead. Fix bead caps to the loose ends of the spirals and attach a lobster clasp.

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