Beadwork

Rain Goddess

artist’s tip

Take care not to crowd the bead embroidery. It’s better to leave some gaps in the beadwork than to have beads crowding each other.

FLEX YOUR BEAD EMBROIDERY and weaving skills in this gorgeous Art Deco necklace.

TECHNIQUES

Backstitch bead embroidery

Single-stitch bead embroidery

Circular netting

Flat, tubular, and circular peyote stitch

PROJECT LEVEL ○○○

MATERIALS

1g turquoise opaque size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)

1g metallic dark bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (B)

0.5g metallic gold size 15° Japanese seed beads (C)

3g metallic dark bronze size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)

2g turquoise opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (E)

3g metallic gold size 11° Japanese seed beads (F)

1 metallic dark bronze size 8° Demi Round seed bead

0.5g metallic gold size 11° cylinder beads ( G)

4g matte metallic dark raspberry size 11° triangle beads (H)

6 white luster opaque 6mm flat 2-hole frontdrilled CzechMates triangles (J)

12 Aztec gold 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (K)

19 ancient gold 10×3mm 2-hole CzechMates crescent beads (L)

1 crystal rainbow dark 16mm Swarovski crystal rivoli

1 turquoise-and-gold 27mm pressed-glass shankless button

1 Vintaj brass 30×36mm Native Adornment pendant

30" of antiqued bronze 4.5mm round leather cord

8×8" piece of black beading foundation

8×8" piece of decorative brown leather or Ultrasuede

Gray One-G nylon beading thread

Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Clear craft adhesive

White craft glue

Gold metallic craft paint

TOOLS

Scissors

Size 12 beading needle

Paint brush

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