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Flora Necklace

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Flora Necklace Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Garden beauty comes to life in this necklace. The seed bead details combine perfectly with the floral motifs of the Russian artist pendant. This necklace tells a lush story of color and shine, one that you'll be proud to showcase at the center of your style.

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All of the focals for this piece will be glued onto a piece of bead backing. Glue the Swarovski 14mm Hotfix Solaris 1/2 matte flatback in Crystal Luminous Green to the top of the Kabela Design antique brass German edelweiss flower charm and allow to dry. Remove the loop of the charm and file the edges so they are smooth. Place the embellished charm on bead backing and outline the shape with a metallic permanent marker. We used a marker in a metallic gold color. Then, color the inside of the outline with the permanent marker. Glue the charm onto the bead backing and allow to dry. Frame the edge of the charm with TOHO 15/0 bead rounds in 24K gold lined crystal by creating a two-seed-bead backstitch. Add a ring of Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Dark Moss Green around the TOHOs using the same backstitch technique. Use the backstitch technique again to create a ring of TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in gold-lined crystal AB around the Swarovski beads. Glue the 25x36mm garden queen on black onyx rectangle bead onto a piece of bead backing and allow to dry. Frame the bead with TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in lime green-lined aqua using the two-seed-bead backstitch technique. Add another row of backstitch using the Swarovski 3mm faceted rounds in Capri Blue.
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Step six
Remove the loops from the Kabela Design antique brass leaf link and file the areas where you removed them so that the edges are smooth. Glue the leaf onto a piece of bead backing and allow to dry. Frame the leaf with 15/0 gold-lined crystal TOHOs using the two-seed-bead backstitch. For each focal piece you have created, trim the bead backing, making sure to not cut any thread used in adding seed beads. Glue a piece of fabric to the back of each focal and allow to dry. Add TOHO 11/0 bead rounds in trans-rainbow medium green AB to the edges of each focal using the brick stitch technique. Now we will make the beaded link that attaches the garden queen focal to the Solaris focal. Find the middle bead at the top of the embroidered edge of the garden queen focal. Take your needle under the row of blue faceted rounds and through the middle bead. Add a Swarovski 6mm mini round bead in Fern Green to the thread. Bring your needle through the middle edge bead and some of the bead backing of the Solaris focal. Take the needle back through the Swarovski mini round bead and the middle bead of the garden queen focal edge.
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Bring your needle up through the edge bead to the left of the middle, down through the next edge bead to the left of that and up again through the third edge bead to the left. String another Swarovski mini round bead onto the thread. Go through the second edge bead to the left of the middle edge bead of the Solaris focal. Don't forget to go through part of the bead backing, as well. After going through this edge bead, bring your needle up to the middle row of TOHOs in the Solaris focal. Bring your needle through the five gold seed beads above the beaded link you are creating. Now you are ready to add the third Swarovski mini round bead to your link. Bring your needle down through the corresponding green edge bead and add a Swarovski mini round bead as you did in step six. Weave your thread through several beads to finish and secure your thread. You can also make a knot under a bead.
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Repeat this technique to join the leaf focal to the bottom of the garden queen focal. For help constructing the bail, take a look at our Beaded Bail Handy Tip. You will string beads onto your thread in this order:
  • One 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
  • A TOHO 8/0 bead round in trans-rainbow grass green
  • A 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
  • A Dark Moss Green 3mm faceted round
  • A 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
  • An 8/0 TOHO in gold-lined crystal AB
  • A Swarovski mini round bead
  • An 8/0 gold-lined crystal AB TOHO
  • A 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
  • A Dark Moss Green 3mm faceted round
  • A 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
  • An 8/0 trans-rainbow grass green TOHO
  • One 15/0 gold lined crystal TOHO
Repeat this bead pattern once more for each thread.
Once your bail is constructed, string the hand-dyed silk chartreuse green with copper edges ribbon through the bail. Your necklace is now complete!
Approximate Size: 6.5-inch Pendant Length
Estimated Time:Eight Hours
Difficulty Level:Intermediate

Tools & Supplies:
Beige Suede Oval Inserts (Pack of 2) (EMBMT-0302)
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack (NEED-10)
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet (LSS-001)
Large Loop Scissors (TOOL-123)
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Gold (STRNG-0108)
List of Components:
25x36mm Garden Queen on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead (BEAD-0254, qty 1)
Swarovski H2611G 14mm Hotfix Solaris 1/2 Matte Flatback Crystal Luminous Green (H2611G-CLU14, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass German Edelweiss Flower Charm (CHARM-0029, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Leaf Link (BBA-LX07, qty 1)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Fern Green (5052-FGN6, qty 12)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green (5000-DMG3, qty 45)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Capri Blue (5000-BLU3, qty 47)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Grass Green (TBRD8-167B, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Medium Green AB (TBRD11-167B, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Lime Green-Lined Aqua (TBRD8-307, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 24K Gold Lined Crystal (TBRD15-701, qty 1)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lined Crystal AB (TBRD8-262, qty 1)
Hand-Dyed Silk Chartreuse Green with Copper Edges (STRNG-0049, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 2611G 14mm Solaris 1/2 Matte Flatback Crystal Golden Shadow (2611G-CGS14)

Kabela Design Antique Brass Veined Leaf Pendant (PEND-0611)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Aquamarine (5000-AQUA3)
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green (5000-FGN3)
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Dark Moss Green (5052-DMG6)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Peridot (TBRD8-167)
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Medium Green AB (TBRD11-167B)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Grass Green (TBRD8-167BF)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Aqua Lined Yellow (TBRD8-952)
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Silver-Lined Medium Gold (TBRD15-22B)
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold Lined Black Diamond (TBRD8-993)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

25x36mm Garden Queen on Black Onyx Rectangle Bead
Code: BEAD-0254
Length 36mm, Width 25.5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
Sale Price: $66.04
Price: $73.38
Qty>
Swarovski H2611G 14mm Hotfix Solaris 1/2 Matte Flatback Crystal Luminous Green
Code: H2611G-CLU14
Diameter 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.90 $2.46$2.69 $2.28$2.49 $2.11
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass German Edelweiss Flower Charm
Code: CHARM-0029
Length 26.5mm, Width 25mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-23-56+
$8.79 $7.64$8.19 $7.12$7.63 $6.63
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Leaf Link
Code: BBA-LX07
Length 27.5mm, Width 34.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.59$4.17 $3.33$3.87 $3.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Fern Green
Code: 5052-FGN6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66 $0.56$0.61 $0.51$0.56 $0.47
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Dark Moss Green
Code: 5000-DMG3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .644/22 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Grass Green
Code: TBRD8-167B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.74$1.05 $0.68$0.97 $0.63
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Trans-Rainbow Medium Green AB
Code: TBRD11-167B
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19 $0.77$1.09 $0.70$1.00 $0.65
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Lime Green-Lined Aqua
Code: TBRD8-307
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 24K Gold Lined Crystal
Code: TBRD15-701
Size 15/0, 8g bag 
1-23-56+
$10.09 $8.87$9.40 $8.27$8.76 $7.70
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lined Crystal AB
Code: TBRD8-262
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
Hand-Dyed Silk Chartreuse Green with Copper Edges
Code: STRNG-0049
Length 32 Inch 
1-23-56+
$11.30 $7.34$10.53 $6.84$9.82 $6.38
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 2611G 14mm Solaris 1/2 Matte Flatback Crystal Golden Shadow
Code: 2611G-CGS14
Diameter 14mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.42 $2.05$2.24 $1.90$2.07 $1.75
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Veined Leaf Pendant
Code: PEND-0611
Length 35.5mm, Width 27.5mm, Hole Size 2mm/12 gauge 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.81$4.17 $3.54$3.87 $3.28
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Aquamarine
Code: 5000-AQUA3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 3mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code: 5000-FGN3
Diameter 3mm, Hole Size 22 gauge/.644mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29 $0.24$0.27 $0.23$0.24 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 5052 6mm Mini Round Bead Dark Moss Green
Code: 5052-DMG6
Diameter 6mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.66 $0.52$0.61 $0.48$0.56 $0.44
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Peridot
Code: TBRD8-167
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14 $0.74$1.05 $0.68$0.97 $0.63
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Grass Green
Code: TBRD8-167BF
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.31 $0.99$1.20 $0.91$1.10 $0.83
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Aqua Lined Yellow
Code: TBRD8-952
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.28 $0.97$1.18 $0.89$1.09 $0.82
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 15/0 Silver-Lined Medium Gold
Code: TBRD15-22B
Size 15/0, 8 gram bag 
1-78-1516+
$1.81 $1.48$1.67 $1.36$1.54 $1.26
Qty>
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold Lined Black Diamond
Code: TBRD8-993
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.44 $1.22$1.33 $1.13$1.22 $1.03
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Beige Suede Oval Embellishment (Pack of 2)
Code: EMBMT-0302
Length 3.5 Inch, Width 2.5 Inch 
1-34-78+
$4.03 $2.82$3.74 $2.61$3.47 $2.42
Qty>
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code: NEED-10
Length 1 inch, Size 11 
1-56-1112+
$2.39 $1.72$2.21 $1.59$2.04 $1.46
Qty>
Lacy's Stiff Stuff 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Inch Single Sheet
Code: LSS-001
Length 4.25 Inches, Width 5.5 Inches 
1-56-1112+
$2.42 $2.08$2.24 $1.92$2.07 $1.78
Qty>
Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Sale Price: $3.90
Price: $5.14
Qty>
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Gold
Code: STRNG-0108
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.59$4.17 $3.33$3.79 $3.03
Qty>



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