Figure 2

• 14 mm round acrylic bead (usbeadery.com. 804-929-1012)

• 48 4 mm bicone crystals or Czech fire-polished beads

You can make a beaded bead in a variety of ways. This version stitches an open design around a large acrylic bead. Play with color contrasts between the crystals and the inner bead.

stepbystep

Section 1

[1] Thread a needle on each end of a

1 -yd. (.9 m) length of lirclinc, and use a pen to color one end of the thread black and the other end red (hereafter referred to as the red and black thread).

[2] Center a 15" seed bead, a 4 mm bicone crystal, a 15", a 4 nun, a 15°, a

4 mm, a 15°, and a 4 mm, and cross the threads through the last 4 mm to form a ring (figure 1, a-b and f-g). Position the red thread to the left side of the ring and the black thread to the right.

[3] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the red thread, pick up a 4 mm, a 15", a 4 nun, a 15*, and a 4 mm. Cross the black thread through the last 4 mm picked up in this step (b-c and g-h).

[4] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the black thread, pick up a 4 mm, a 15°, and a 4 mm. Cross the red thread through the last 4 mm pickcd up in this step to form a triangle (c-d and h-i).

[5] With each thread, pick up a 15°. With the red thread, pick up a 4 mm, a 15", and a 4 mm (d-e). With the black thread, sew through the next 4 mm in the first ring, pick up a 15®, and cross through the last 4 mm pickcd up in this step (Hi-

tS] Repeat steps 4 and 5 twice (figure 2, a-b and d-e). [7] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the black thread, pick up a 4 mm. With the red thread, sew through the first 4 mm picked up in step 3, pick up a 15°, and cross through the 4 111111 picked up in this step (b-c and e-f). Snug up the beads to form a shallow curved bowl (photo a).

Section 2

[1] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the red thread, pick up a 4 111111, a 15®, a 4 mm, a 15°, and a 4 111111. Cross the black thread through the last 4 mm pickcd up in this step (figure 3, a-b and g-h).

[2] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the black thread, pick up a 4 mm, a 15°, and a 4 mm. With the red thread, sew through the next edge 4 111111, pick up a 15°, and cross through the last

4 mm pickcd up in this step (b-c and h-i). You will begin to form a band that will circle the midsection of the bead.

[3] With each thread, pick up a 15°. With the red thread, pick up a 4 mm, a 15®, and a 4 111m. With the black thread, sew through the next edge

4 mm, pick up a 15®, and cross through the last 4 111111 picked up in this step (c-d and H)-

[5] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the black thread, pick up a 4 111111. With the red thread, sew through the next edge 4 mm, pick up a 15®, sew through the first 4 111111 pickcd up in step 1, pick up a 15®, and cross through the last 4 111111 pickcd up in this step (e-f and k-l and photo b).

Section 3

[1] With cach thread, pick up a 15®. With the red thread, pick up an alternating pattern of a 4 111111 and a 15® five times. Sew through the second 4 111111 in the same direction to form a cap ring (photo c), and pick up a 15® and a 4 111111 (figure 4, a-b). With the black thread, cross through the last 4 111111 picked up in this step (g-h and photo d).

[2] With cach thread, pick up a 15®. With the black thread, pick up a 4 mm (h-i). With the red thread, sew through the next edge 4 nun, pick up a 15®, and cross through the 4 mm pickcd up in this step (b-c).

[3] With each thread, pick up a 15®. With the red thread, sew through the next cap 4 111111, and pick up a 15® and a 4 mm. With the black thread, sew through the next edge 4 mm, pick up a 15®, and cross through the 4 111111 picked up in this step (c-d and i-j).

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