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Daybreak Frost

Swarovski Crystal Embroidered Necklace with Silk Ribbon
designed by Cynthia Kimura
Skill LevelAdvanced (or at least patient)
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size27 Inches

Bead embroidery is one of my favorite beading styles. For this design, I used a large Swarovski crystal for plenty of sparkle and accented it with filigree flowers and seed beads.

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Like the mist slowly rising from the water on a crisp winter morning, this quiet necklace takes its time revealing the beauty it holds. The mystic blue pendant draws in the eyes while the smoky silver additions surround it with calming whispers.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Dark Copper 2.5-Inch Tube
Code TBRD11-222
Material Glass Brand TOHO Hole Size 0.7mm Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
3 $2.21 $2.05
5.5mm Antique Silver-Plated Large Snake Chain by the Foot
Code BTF-0161
Material Silver-Plated Finish Antiqued Sold by the Foot Important Occasionally, orders over 5 feet may be sent in more than one piece. No piece will be shorter than 3 feet.
3 $6.19 $5.19
Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon Midnight Blue and Light Blue with Copper Metallic Edges (32-36 Inches)
Code STRNG-0044
Material Silk Sold by the Strand Place Of Origin USA
3 $10.00 $8.50
4x4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tube
Code SS-CRM12
Material Sterling Silver .925 Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
10 $0.46 $0.41
Sterling Silver Oval Jump Ring 4.9x7.6mm, 19 gauge
Material Sterling Silver .925 Dimensions 7.6 x 4.9mm Thickness 19 Gauge Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
10 $0.37 $0.34
Swarovski 4127 39x28mm Fancy Oval Montana Sapphire
Code 4127-MON39
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 39 x 28mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
3 $10.88 $9.68
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch White Bead Backing
Code EMB-0022
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
3 $1.94 $1.49
Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-106
Devcon 5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 25ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-3
3 $6.33 $5.95
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
Place Of Origin USA
The BeadSmith 11 Short Beading Needles 12-Pack
Code NEED-10
Brand BeadSmith
Nymo D Bobbin Turquoise
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
3 $1.63 $1.28
Nymo D Bobbin Sand Ash
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand Nymo Thickness Size D Sold on Spools Place Of Origin USA
3 $1.63 $1.40
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