Embroidered Crystal and Lampwork Glass Pendant Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelAdvanced (or at least patient)
Approximate Size24 Inches
I pulled the purples and greens from the lampwork beads and used them as part of the theme for this design.
The way glass can tell a story is truly magical. Everything about this necklace, from the lampwork focal bead to the glass seed beads, celebrates the inspiring and beautiful style of glass artistry. Add in the wondrous colors of an Artbeads Designer Seed Bead Blend, and your stylish story is complete This necklace will make you feel like you stepped into an enchanted glass garden.
Creating the Focal: Glue the pink swirl floral disc bead onto bead backing and allow to dry. Use the iridescent purple beads from the Viola Designer Seed Bead Blend to make a peyote stitch bezel around the focal bead.
Using the two-seed-bead backstitch, create a row of Swarovski 4mm XILION bicones in Jonquil around the bezel. Create a row of the matte purple and green seed beads from the Viola blend around the Jonquil bicones, again using the two-seed-bead backstitch. Finally, add a ring of Swarovski 4mm faceted rounds in Fuchsia AB Full Coat around the matte seed beads using the two-seed-bead backstitch.
Making the Kumihimo Cord: Create a seed bead cord using the shining green seed beads from the Viola blend, as well as the TOHO 8/0 bead rounds in trans-rainbow green emerald and S-Lon bead cord. You will use the Kumihimo technique to make your cord. Make your cord approximately 9 1/2 inches long.
Making the beaded bail: Find the top center of your beaded focal and bring your needle through the edge bead. Make sure to also bring your needle through some of the backing. String 17 shining green seed beads, followed by a Swarovski 4mm XILION bicone in Amethyst AB 2x and another shining green seed bead. Bring your needle back through the first edge bead. Bring your thread through the whole loop again to make it stronger.
Go through the next edge bead and repeat the technique from step five until you have seven loops. Slide your newly created pendant onto the Kumihimo bead cord.
Completing the Necklace: Finish one end of the kumihimo cord using a JBB gold-plated pewter end cap and a 2-inch 20 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated eye pin. String a Swarovski 8mm XILION bicone in Jonquil onto the end of the eye pin and create a wrapped loop. Cut a length of the satin Hamilton gold-plated big, medium and small oval link chain approximately 6 inches long. Attach one end to the wrapped loop using a 6mm 18 gauge satin Hamilton gold-plated open jump ring. Attach one half of the Nunn Design antique gold-plated pewter leaf toggle clasp to the end of the chain using another jump ring. Repeat this step for the other side of the necklace.
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