Bib-Style Necklace with Gemstone Cabochons, Seed Beads and Glass Beads
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Bead, Swarovski crystal, bicone, 4mm (G)
Bead, Swarovski crystal, black brilliant, 12mm (D)
Bead, Swarovski crystal, black brilliant, 14mm (E)
Bead, Swarovski crystal, crystal clear, teardrop, 13x18mm (F)
Bead, black crystal, faceted, 6x8mm (J)
Bead, jasper, 7mm (I)
Bead, Czech crystal, flower with bronze coating (K)
Bead, Czech crystal, leaves with bronze coating (L)
Cabochon, African agate, teardrop, 45x45mm (A)
Cabochon, red jasper, 15x30mm (B)
Cabochon, red jasper, 20x30mm (C)
Ribbon, Swarovski crystal, red rhinestone with crystals, 3mm (H)
Seed bead, Delica, silver-lined dark grey cylindrical, size 11/0 (M)
Seed bead, matte metallic, size 11/0 (Q)
Seed bead, bronze metallic, size 11/0 (R)
Seed bead, hexagonal cut, brown iris, size 11/0 (S)
Seed bead, Czech glass, silver-lined red, size 12/0 (T)
Seed bead, Czech glass, silver-lined red, size 12/0 (U)
Seed bead, Czech glass, glossy red, size 12/0 (V)
Seed bead, gold-lined aqua, size 15/0 (O)
Seed bead, gold-lined transparent, size 15/0 (P)
Seed bead, Magatama mix with offset holes, bronze and dark red, size 3x4mm (N)
- Beading foundation
- Leather base
- Glues and adhesives
- Clasp, hook
- Swarovski Crystal
- Gemstone beads
- Czech glass beads
- Seed beads
- The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
Make a full size design of the necklace, using figure 1 as a guide. Glue A, B, C in the marked places. Let the glue dry.
Sew the basic row in even number of O (fig.1). When the row is finished go through all the beads of the basic row and pull the thread taut.
Work the bezel in circular peyote stitch, using O (fig.2). The number of the rows depends of the thickness of your cabochons. Work the last row of A bezel in P (fig.2). Go through the last row for several times and pull the thread taut.
In the places, marked for D, E, F, draw the circles and drop of the same size as your rivolis and crystal is. Make the cross-shaped incisions in the center of the circles. Glue the rivolis and crystal in the incisions. Be careful to correct their position while the glue has not dried! Let the glue dry. Sew one row around rivolis and crystal in even number of M (fig.1). Then bead the bezel in circular peyote stitch, using M (fig.2). Work the last row in P. Run through the last row for several times, pulling the thread taut.
Work the poppies. Bead five petals in T, U, V for each flower (fig.3, 4). Make the flowers and sew them to the necklace base. Sew 1J to the centers of each flower. Work the stamens in V, R, using figure 6 as a guide.
Work one petal for the bud (fig.4) and work small leaf, using figure 5 as a guide. Fold the petal and insert to the folded leaf and sew to the base.
Bead some leaves of different size, using M, O, Q (fig.5). Sew the leaves to the necklace base, using the photograph as a guide.
Sew H around A and to the one side of D, E, fixing it in stitches between crystals.
Sew K, L beads, using the photograph as a guide. Sew G near F, fixing them in J (fig.6). Embroider the free space in N, Q, R, S, using the photograph as a guide.
Sew one row in T around the necklace. Trim all the excess fabric. Glue leather to the back side. Let the glue dry. Trim away all the excess leather as close to the edge row beads as possible. Work the basic edge row in R (fig.7).
Attach strings of 6I to the edges of the embroidered part of the necklace, altering to R, Q, R. Attach a clasp to the ends of the ends of the strings.
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