Lariat-Style Necklace with Seed Beads, Pearls and Glass Beads
: : : Materials : : :
Bead, Preciosa, dark topaz crystal in metal frame, 6mm
Bead, plastic, white, 12mm
Bead, plastic, white, 14mm
Seed bead, Czech glass, white alabaster, size 10/0 (B)
Seed bead, Czech glass, white pearl, size 8/0 (E)
Seed bead, Czech glass, white alabaster, size 11/0 (A)
Seed bead, Czech glass, transparent crystal, size 12/0 (F)
Seed bead, Czech glass, white pearl, size 13/0 (C)
Seed bead, Czech glass, white pearl, size 14/0 (D)
Seed bead, Toho, golden galvanized, size 11/0 (H)
Seed bead, Toho, silver-lined topaz, size 15/0 (G)
Pearl, river, 3-5mm
Thread, Prevolka, white crochet
Take a 5.5m thread. Pick up A seed beads onto the thread.
Make two chains without seed beads. Push 10 seed beads to the loops. Crochet the next chains in the same way, but using seed beads. Yarn the thread over the hook and crochet chain stitch (seed bead should be on the right side of the hook). Crochet nine seed beads more in the same way. Tried to crochet tight enough.
Close the ring. To do this, go through the first loop and go through both loops onto the hook, pull tightly.
When the ring is ready push the next 10 seed beads. Then go through the loop with the first seed bead -- on the left of the bead. Slide the next seed bead on the thread. New seed bead should go strictly over the first one. Slide the thread through both loops on the hook. Then crochet all the next beads in the same way.
If you are crocheting correctly, in all rows, except the last, the bead will be located up holes and only the last row of beads arranged holes sideways.
Crochet the last row in the same way, but without seed beads.
Insert the wire into the rope.
Sew plastic seed beads to the ends of the rope. Sew around bead in circular peyote stitch (pic.1). Firstly bead a few rows in A, then 23 rows in B, then bead a few rows in the middle in E, then reduce the size of seed beads symmetrically to the first half of bead. At the end bead 12 rows in C, D.
Embroider the beaded bead in E (fig.1).
Then bead 10 leaves, using figure 2 as a guide. Bead all leaves of different size and use different seed beads. Sew the branch in G atop these leaves (pic.2).
Then bead 16 leaves (fig.3). Bead the leaves, using different seed beads and free form.
Work five flowers, consisting of petals of different size. Work the petals (fig, 4 6). Make the flowers, using the petals. Work the stamens in G, H. Sew the crystal to the middle of one flower.
Work the branches, using C and pearl beads (fig.7).
Sew the branches to the rope in several places. Sew the leaves and the flowers, using the photograph as a guide.
Sew the loop to the beaded edge of the rope. You will get a clasp.
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