Bib-Style Necklace with Seed Beads

Courtesy of Fashion Magazine

Design by Albina Polyanskaya

Flamenco Necklace

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  • Seed bead, Matsuno, rainbow dark green, #11 cut (A)
  • Seed bead, Matsuno, transparent rainbow dark red, #11 cut (B)
  • Seed bead, Toho, white pearl, #15 (C)
  • Seed bead, Toho, iris metalized blue-green, #15 (D)
  • Seed bead, Toho, black, #11 (E)
  • Seed bead, Toho, transparent dark red, #11 (F)
  • Seed bead, Toho, iris metalized blue-green, #11 (G)

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Using (G), bead a tubular peyote stitch with 9 seed beads for each circle (Fig. 1). Insert memory wire inside the beaded cord. Go through the last bead row for several times to tighten it. Repeat it on the other end of the cord and attach a clasp.

Bead flower petals in (B) and connect them to each other while you are beading the last row (Fig. 2). Work like this: join smaller petals together going through 2 seed beads and larger ones going through only one bead. Make 2 petals of each size, 12 petals all together. What you have now is a ribbon of 12 petals joined together. You can change the length of the ribbon, depending on the desired finish size of your flower. Roll the ribbon to form the flower. Connect the petals together going through seed beads at the bottom.

Bead the first ribbon with three leaves in (A), (Fig. 3) and then work the second one with two leaves. Join the flower and the leaves to the cord and decorate your necklace with twigs (C, D) (Fig. 4-5).

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