Beadwork

Pyramid of the Moon Necklace

The vibrant colors of Mexican folk art and the ancient pyramids of Mesoamerica were the inspiration for this stunning necklace. This geometric beadwork technique, pioneered by Kate McKinnon, makes a statement with neon Delica cylinder beads.

1) LARGE TRIANGLE INNER BAND. Use a variation of right-angle weave to form the inner band of the large triangle:

Unit 1: Wrap half the length of a 10' piece of thread around the bobbin. String 4A, pass through the beads again to form a tight circle near the bobbin. Pass through the first 2A (Fig. 1, turquoise thread).

Unit 2: String 1B and 3A; pass up through the nearest side A of the previous unit and through the first A just added (Fig. 1, orange thread).

Units 3–32: Repeat Unit 2 thirty times (Fig. 1, green thread).

String 1B and 1A; pass down through the first A of Unit 1. String).

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