Bib-Style Necklace with Seed Beads, Gemstone Cabochons and Glass BeadsF131
: : : Materials : : :
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, Crystal Passions 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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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 H, E onto the pins (pic.3). Attach the pins to the embroidered details and to a clasp.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
- ''Making a Simple Loop'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
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