Beadwork

Island Bouquet

STITCH TOGETHER SIX components to cover a 30mm foundation bead, then go all out embellishing this glamorous necklace with 24-karat gold seed beads and Swarovski crystals.

TECHNIQUES

Square stitch

Circular netting

Tubular peyote stitch

Ladder stitch

PROJECT LEVEL

MATERIALS

5 g 24k gold-plated size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)

3 g 24k gold-plated size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)

5 g 24k gold-plated size 11° Japanese cylinder beads (C)

84 backlit utopia 8×5mm 2-hole GemDuos (D)

24 emerald 2XAB 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (E)

26 peridot shimmer 2X 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (F)

12 rose peach shimmer 2X 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (G)

12 siam 2XAB 3mm Swarovski crystal bicones (H)

34 fuchsia 2XAB 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (J)

32 white opal simmer 2X 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (K)

24 mint alabaster AB 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (L)

24 turquoise 2XAB 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones (M)

1 crystal laguna delite 20×30mm Swarovski crystal large pear fancy stone

14 pink agate 6mm faceted gemstone rounds (N)

11 amethyst 6mm faceted gemstone rounds (O)

1 tan 30mm resin or wood round

56" of gold textured 6×9mm open link oval chain

Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

24" of gold 24-gauge craft wire

TOOLS

Scissors

Size 12 beading needle

2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Wire cutters

Round-nose pliers

FINISHED SIZE

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