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Playful Pinwheel

Teal Enameled Brass Pinwheel Medallion on Silk Ribbon
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelIntermediate
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size30 Inches

The domed link at the center of this embroidered pendant has open spaces. It adds an extra level of depth to the design and lets the backing peek through.

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A lovely enameled component from Gardanne Beads pairs wonderfully with colorful seed beads and silk ribbon in a bead embroidered focal that's sure to catch the eye. The fun part about this piece is that the cut-out design allows your chosen bead backing to shine through, adding to the overall design! Meg Mullen designed this necklace for the February 2016 issue of Bead and Button Magazine. See other ideas for using Gardanne Beads items in your designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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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 Higher-Metallic Emerald Iris
Code TBRD11-506
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $2.06
3 $1.82
Gardanne Beads Teal Enameled Brass Pinwheel Link
Code FIND-2077
Material Color-Plated or Enameled Finish Enameled Brand Gardanne Beads Place Of Origin USA
1 $10.99
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Light Blue
Code STRNG-0110
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Swarovski 5328 4mm Xilion Bicone Graphite AB2X
Code 5328-GPH2AB4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Place Of Origin Austria
1 $0.19
30 $0.16
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-04
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon Tahitian/Aqua Blend (32-36 Inches)
Code RBSILK-THAQ
Material Silk Place Of Origin USA
1 $8.79
3 $8.01
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow-Frosted Dark Peridot
Code TBRD8-164BF
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.38
4 $1.21
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Light Gold
Code TBRD8-22F
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1 $1.43
4 $1.26
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
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