Bib-Style Necklace with Seed Beads, Gemstone Cabochons and Glass Beads
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Bead, faceted crystal amethyst, 6x8mm (D)
Bead, copper butterfly (V)
Seed bead, Toho, purple iris metallic, size 3/0 (E)
Seed bead, Toho, transparent amethyst, size 7/0 (F)
Seed bead, Toho, golden metallic, size 8/0 (G)
Seed bead, Toho, transparent amethyst with copper coating, size 8/0 (H)
Seed bead, Toho, violet metallic, size 11/0 (I)
Seed bead, Toho, transparent dark blue with bronze coating, size 11/0 (J)
Seed bead, Toho, dark matte amethyst, size 11/0 (K)
Seed bead, Toho, amethyst metallic, size 11/0 (L)
Seed bead, Toho, matte amethyst, size 15/0 (M)
Seed bead, Toho, transparent with bronze line inside, size 15/0 (N)
Seed bead, Toho, matte rainbow purple, cube #4 (O)
Seed bead, Delica, amethyst with gold coating, size 10/0 (Q)
Seed bead, drop, purple metallic, 3.4mm (S)
Seed bead, drop, brown, 3.4mm (T)
Seed bead, Czech super duo, copper metallic (U)
Bugle bead, Toho, african sunset with gold line inside, size 1/0 (P)
Tila bead, amethyst metallic, two hole, 5x5x2mm (R)
Cabochon, amethyst, 50x50mm (A)
Cabochon beads, amethyst, 20x30mm teardrop (B)
Rivoli, amethyst, 10mm (C)
- Beading foundations
- Glues and adhesives
- Leather bases
- Memory wire
- Clasps, toggle
- Pliers, chain-nose
- Pliers, round-nose
- Pliers, flush-cutter
- Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, rivoli
- Seed beads
- Components, butterfly
- The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
Glue A onto piece of fabric. Let the glue dry. Work the basic row in even number of J around cabochon (fig.1). Work the bezel in circular peyote stitch, using J, M. Go through the last row more than once and pull the thread taut.
Sew one row in P around the beaded cabochon. Go through all the beads one more time and pull the thread.
Picture 1 and 2
Take two 3/4 inch (7cm) and three 15/16 inch (9cm) lengths of memory wire and bend them. Pick up E, I, J seed beads onto memory wire (pic. 1a and 1b). Bend the rings onto ends, using roundnose pliers.
Trim away all the excess fabric as close to the edge beads as possible. Sew arches with seed beads to the back side of A (see the photograph). Glue leather to the back side. Let the glue dry. Trim away all the excess leather. Work the basic edge row in J (fig.3).
Glue and sew B cabochons to fabric. Sew one row in G and one row in P (fig.1). When the row is finished go through all the beads one more time and pull the thread taut.
Trim away all the excess fabric, Glue leather and let the glue dry. Trim away all the excess leather. Work the basic edge row in J (fig.3). Embroider the edge in J (fig.4).
Bead the tie at the bottom part of B (fig.5).
Sew B to E (see the photograph).
Beading C rivolis. Draw a 3/8 inch (10mm) circle onto fabric. Sew one row in even number of J. Sew one row in peyote stitch, using J (fig.2). Insert and glue rivoli into the bezel. Sew one more row in M. Go through all the beads more than once and pull the thread taut. Sew one row in Q (fig.1).
Trim away all the excess fabric as close to the edge seed beads as possible. Glue leather to the back side and work the basic edge row (fig.3). The number of seed beads in the basic edge row should be multiple to six.
Bead petals for the flower onto the beads of the basic edge row (fig.6). When the work is finished sew H, marked on figure, to the beads of the basic edge row.
Attach the flower to the beads of the basic edge row of A through U.
Make a fullsize design of the embroidered detail (see the photograph and pic. 2). Transfer the design to fabric to get two symmetrical details. Sew one row in R, one row in J, one row in P and one row in K on the inner edge. When the row is finished go through all the beads one more time and pull the thread taut.
Trim away all the excess fabric as close to the edge seed beads as possible. Sew two pins onto each detail to the back side. Glue the leather. Let the glue dry and trim away all the excess leather. Work the basic edge row in J (fig.3). Embroider the outer edge in J and the inner edge in K, R (fig.4).
Work the pendants at the bottom part of the embroidered details, using P, F, E, H, K (see the photograph).
Figure 7 and 8
Work four flowers in J, Q (fig.7). Connect J beads into the ring at the end of the work and pull them tightly. Sew three H atop two flowers. Sew T between two G.
Attach the pendant (fig.8) to two flowers with H. Sew the flowers to the embroidered details (see the photograph).
Pick up 3cm of N onto the half of the length of memory wire, slide them to the middle. Then pick up eleven I onto each side. Pick up N onto the other half of memory wire. Fold the rings, using roundnose pliers, but do not clamp them till the end.
Pick up a flower to each end of the memory wire and fix in a few stitches through I. Pick up one E, which is threaded metal ring, onto each end of memory wire. Sew the ring to I and bring E to the bottom petal of the flower. Attach B to these seed beads (see the photograph).
Attach H, E onto the pins (pic.3). Attach the pins to the embroidered details and to a clasp.
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