Bib-Style Necklace with Gemstone Cabochons, Seed Beads and Glass Beads
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Bead, moonstone, teardrop
Bead, Czech faceted, light grey, 4mm
Bead, Czech faceted, light grey, 6mm
Bead, Czech faceted, light lime green, 6mm
Bead, Czech faceted bicone, grey, 4mm
Bead, Czech faceted bicone, pale blue, 6mm
Bead, Czech faceted bicone, grey, 8mm
Bead, Czech faceted rondelle, 4x6mm
Bead, Czech faceted rondelle, 6x8mm
Bead, Czech faceted rondelle, 8x10mm
Seed bead, Toho, treasure, size 8/0
Seed bead, Toho, treasure, size 11/0
Seed bead, Toho, treasure, size 15/0
Pearl, stick, 7x25mm
Pearl, Swarovski crystal, multi color and size pack
Cabochon, pearl 17x33mm
Cabochon, pearl, 20mm
Cabochon, chrysoprase, 18x25mm
Cabochon, chrysoprase, 18x30mm
Cabochon, moonstone, 18x25mm
Cabochon, moonstone, 30x60mm
Rivoli, Swarovski crystal, light black diamond, 12mm
Rivoli, Swarovski crystal, crystal, 12mm
Large tumbled chrysoprase
- Clasps, lobster claw
- Chain extenders
- Beading wire
- Swarovski crystal
- Czech glass beads
- Gemstone beads
- Seed beads
Take a thread and pick up 28 Treasure, using the darkest seed beads. Close the beads into a circle and go through all the beads one more time.
Then continue to work, using figure 1. Work one row in circular peyote stitch, using the same Treasure seed beads. Then bead one more row, using lighter seed beads and two rows, using seed beads size 15/0 of the lightest color. Go through the last row for several times, pulling tightly the thread.
Bring the thread to any seed bead of the basic row, marked on figure 1*. Continue to work, using figure 2. Work one row in peyote stitch, using 8/0 seed beads. Work one row of traditional loops, using the same seed beads. Insert the rivoli top side down. Go through the edge seed beads, pulling tightly on the thread.
Take a thread and pick up 44 seed beads, size 11/0 (silver-lined transparent). Close the beads into a circle and go through all the beads one more time.
Bead one row in circular peyote stitch, using seed beads size 11/0 (silver-lined transparent). Work one row, using the lightest grey seed beads. Work two rows, using white pearl seed beads of size 15/0. Go through the last row for several times, pulling tightly the thread.
Bring the thread to any seed bead of the basic row, marked on figure *. Then bead in circular peyote stitch, using for the first row seed beads, size 11 (silver-lined transparent), for the second row , using the lightest Treasure seed beads and work two rows more, using white pearl seed beads, size 15/0.
Work the chain of equal length as your cabochon is. Close the chain into a circle and pull the cabochon tightly.
Work the bezel in circular peyote stitch on each side of chain on seed beads, marked on figure 3*. Work the top side of cabochons, using figure 4 as a guide and work the back side, using figure 5, considering color of seed beads of cabochons.
Assembly of the Necklace Base
Make the necklace base, using the rivolis, pearl round cabochons, moonstone and large chrysoprase cabochon (see the photograph).
Connect details together symmetrically in both directions and having started from the middle, using seed beads, beads. Firstly use transparent and white seed beads and beads gradually changing color from light grey to dark grey.
Work the pendants at the bottom edge of the central part of the necklace, using teardrop pearl beads.
Attach strings of seed beads to each end of the central part of the necklace, altering to grey metallic seed beads (see the photograph). Attach a clasp to the ends of the strings.
Assembly of the Pendant
Connect the other cabochons together (see the photograph).
Work the fringe, using seed beads and beads. Attach pearl sticks to the central thread.
Attach the hooks for hanging to the top cabochon. Work them of the pins (pic.1).
The Basis for Pendant Hanging
String chrysoprase tumbling altering to pearl beads, transparent bicones onto the jewelry wire. Attach a clasp to the ends of it.
String two rings of 15/0 seed beads onto the center. Attach the pendant to these rings.
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