Materials

• 32 4mm round crystals or CzQch Ilro-poll3hod bonds

• Japunoao cylinder beads 3g color A

3(j color 8

• Nyrno B or D condlllonod willi beoawax or Thread l-laavon

step/;ystep

Snake stitch band

[1] (.'enter a needle on 2-4 yd. (IS8-3.7m) of conditioned Nymo (Busies, p. I :»H). Working with doubled thread, pick up eight color A cylinder bends ¡iiul eight color II cylinder beads, leaving n 6-in. (I.Sem) lilil. (in through all tile bends again (llfjuro 1, n-b), tighten tliein Into a ring, and lie a surgeon's knot (llasies).

[2] < .ii through live As, pick up a 4mm fire-pollHhed beiul or crystal, and go through the three lis next io the knoi (b-c).

[3] I'iolt up five Its and eight As, and go through the three Us on the previous ring (fifjuro 2, n-b).

[4] Pick up a 4mnj| and go through the three As before the color change (b-c).

[5] Pick up five As anil eight IK, and go through the three As before the color change on the previous ring (c-d).

[6] Pick up a 4miu, ami go through the three Ils before the color change (d-o).

[7] Repeat steps 3-6 until the bracelet is the desired length. Do not cut the thread.

Clasp button

[1] To make the button end of the clasp, pick up an A mid four 4nuns, (io hack through the first two 4nuns. Pull the thread snug to form a square (flfliiro 3, n-b),

[2] Pick up four 4ininB, slide them against the lust square, and go back through the first two o! these 4mnis. Pull the thread j}nilg i<> form | square (photo a ami b-c).

[3] Flip the second square so it lays on top of the first square, and go through the A picked up in step I. Continue through a few beads of the bracelet band, make a half-hitch knot (Basics), and come back through the A.

[4] Molding the button so the base A is at the bottom, go through the 4mm as shown in figure 4, a-b. Pick up three As, and go through the 4mm diagonally across from the first 4mm (b-c).

[5] Pick up four As, go through the middle A from step 4 (c—d), pick up four As, and go through the 4mm opposite where you started (photo b and d-e).

[6] Turn the bead cluster a quarter turn to the right. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the remaining three sides.

[7] To reinforce the bead cluster, stitch around the middle row of As, adding two As at each corner (figure 5, a-b).

[8] Exit at a middle cylinder figure 6, point a. Go up through the next four As (figure 6, a-b). Pick up an

[9] Go through the next four As on the opposite side (figure 7, a-b), and sew through the middle row (b-c), exiting the middle cylinder on the next side.

[10] To reinforce the button, stitch across the top and continue down through all the As on the other side and the A between the clasp and the base (figure 8, a-b). Do not cut the tail.

Embellishments and clasp loop

[1] Thread a needle on the l-yd. (.9m) tail and exit at figure 9, point a. To make the picot embellishments, go through a cylinder next to the knot. Pick up three cylinders in the same color as the cylinders in this section. Skip a cylinder, and go through the next cylinder (figure 9, a-b). Repeat for the length of the band, stitching two picots on each ring.

[2] On the last ring, make two picots, and go through the next three cylinders.

[3] Pick up enough cylinders to make a loop around the button and sew through the next cylinder (figure 10, a-b). Secure the thread with a half-hitch knot. Retrace the thread path, and exit at point b in the direction of the non-embellished edge.

[4] Continue adding picot embellishments along the other edge of the band.

[5] To connect the picots, go through the cylinders, and exit at the middle cylinder of the first picot. Pick up two cylinders that match the picot color, and go through the last two cylinders of the next picot (figure 11, a-b).

[6] Repeat step 5 along both edges. To finish, tie a few half-hitch knots between beads, secure the tail in the beadwork, and trim, o

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Accent a necklace . i with sparkling CjyStaJ

cabochons

Bezeled and embellished crystals make a stunning centerpiece with a secret designed by Barbara Klann

Surrounded by peyote stitch bezels and Russian leaves, crystal cabochons are not only beautiful, they are also functional. Hidden between the cabs, a snap closure blends seamlessly into the necklace design.

step/nstep

Embellished bezel -14mm crystal

[1] On 1 yd. (.9m) of thread, and leaving a 10-in. (25cm) tail, pick up eight 15" seed beads. Tie the beads into a ring using a square knot (Basics, p. 138), and go through the first 15'-' picked up. These beads make up rounds 1 and 2. Round 3: Working in peyote stitch (Basics), pick up a 15'', skip a 15'J on the ring, and go through the next 15" (figure 1 a-b). Repeat around the ring for a total of four stitches (b-c). Step up (Basics) through the first 15" picked up in this round (c-d). Round 4: Pick up two 15% and go through the next 1S-' on the previous round (d-e).

Repeat around for a total of four stitches, stepping up through the first 15® of the first pair picked up in this round (e-f).

Round 5: Pick up a 15®, and go through the second 15® of the pair (f-g). Pick up two 15®s, and go through the first 15® of the next pair on the previous round (g-h). Repeat around, inserting one 15® in the middle of the pairs and two 15®s between each pair on the previous round. Step up through the first 15® added in this round (h-i). Round 6: Work 12 peyote stitches, inserting one 15° between up-beads as well as in the middle of pairs on the previous round. Step up through the first 15° added in this round (i-j)-Rounds 7-8: Switch to cylin der beads, and work 12 peyote stitches per round (j-k). Round 9: Work 12 stitches, alternating between one and two cylinders per stitch (k-l). Round 10: Work 18 stitches, placing a cylinder between up-beads and in the middle of each pair on the previous round (l-m).

Rounds 11-13: Holding the 14mm crystal face-up on the

materials necklace 23 in. (58cm)

. Swarovski rivoli cabochons 18mm 14mm

• 40g size 8° triangle beads . 3g size 11° Japanese cylinder beads

• 3gsize 15° Japanese seed beads

• snap or hook-and-eye closure

in the last round to pull the beadwork against the cab.

[2] Follow step 2 of the 14mm cab to add 21 4mm crystals around the edge.

[3] Repeat steps 3 and 4 of the 14mm cab to add an extension tab and the other snap half.

Russian leaves

[1] On 1 yd. of thread, pick up a 15°, nine cylinders, and a 15B (figure 3, a-b). Pick up a cylinder, skip the last two beads, and go through the next one in the opposite direction (b-c). Work four peyote stitches, going through the first 15° picked up for the last stitch (c-d).

[2] Pick up a cylinder, skip the 15°, and go through the next cylinder (d-e).

[3] Work three regula peyote stitches (e-f).

[4] Pick up a 15« and cylinder, and go through the last cylinder added in the previous row (f-g). Work beadwork, work 18 stitches per round, pulling tight so that the beadwork begins to come up around the cab (photo a).

Rounds 14-15: Switch to 15% and work 18 stitches per round (photo b).

[2] Sew diagonally through the rows of 15as and three rows of cylinders to exit a cylinder along the edge of the cab. Pick up a cylinder, a 4mm crystal, and a 15®, and go back through the crystal (photo c). Pick up a cylinder, and sew into the next cylinder along the edge of the cab (photo d). Repeat around to add a total of 18 crystals. Secure the thread with a few half-hitch knots (Basics) between beads, and trim.

[3] With the tail, sew diagonally through the beadwork to exit a cylinder two rows from the edge on the underside of the cab. To begin the extension for the snap, work three peyote stitches (photo e). Continue working in flat, even-count peyote until you have a tab that is six beads wide and has seven beads along each flat edge (photo f).

[4] Sew one snap half to the tab (photo g), secure the tail,

Embellished bezel -18mm crystal

[1] Bezel the 18mm crystal in the same manner as the 14mm crystal, but use the following bead counts: Rounds 1-2: On 4 ft. (1.2m) of thread, tie 14 15°sintoa ring. Sew through the first 15" (figure 2, a-b). Round 3: Work seven peyote stitches (b-c).

Round 4: Work seven peyote stitches with two 15°s per stitch (c-d).

Round 5: Work 14 peyote stitches with one 15° between pairs and one 15° in the middle of the pairs (d-e). Rounds 6-7: Work 14 peyote stitches per round with cylinder beads (e-f). Round 8: Work 14 peyote stitches, alternating between adding one cylinder and two cylinders (f-g). Round 9: Work 21 peyote stitches, inserting a cylinder in the increase and between pairs (g-h).

Rounds 10-12: Holding the 18mm cab face-up on the beadwork, work 21 peyote stitches per round with cylinders. Pull the beadwork tight so it comes up along the edge of the cab. Rounds 13-15: Work 21 peyote stitches per round using 15°s. Use thinner beads

three peyote stitches (g-h).

[5] Pick up a cylinder, a 15°, and a cylinder, and go back though the first cylinder picked up in this step (h-i).

[6] Repeat steps 3-5 seven times so you have a total of nine 15''s on each edge (i-j). Work four regular peyote stitches (j-k).

[7] Sew through the bead-work to exit at point a.

[8] Repeat steps 2-6 to make the second half of the leaf in the mirror image of the first.

[9] To shape the leaf, sew through the beadwork to exit the cylinder farthest from the tip of the leaf. Pick up a cylinder, and sew through the corresponding cylinder on the other side (photo h). Retrace the thread path a few times.

[10] Make two more leaves as follows: For the medium-sized leaf, start with seven cylinders instead of nine. Reduce the number of peyote stitches in each step by one. The completed leaf will have seven 15Qs on each edge. For the small leaf, begin with five cylinders, and reduce the number of peyote stitches by two. The completed leaf will have five 15°s on each edge. [11] Position the leaves as desired, and sew them to

EDITOR'S NOTE:

Each of the two styles of size 8" triangle beads will look slightly different in the herringbone rope. The sharp Toho triangles used in the red necklace produce a more defined herringbone pattern. The rounded Miyuki triangles in the green necklace yield a more subtle result. Either choice is beautiful.

the underside of the bezeled cabs. Secure the thread tails, and trim.

Herringbone rope

[1] On about 2 yd. (1.8m) of thread, and leaving an 8-in. (20cm) tail, make a six-bead ladder (Basics) with 8° triangles. Join the first and last bead to form a ring.

[2] Work in tubular herringbone stitch (Basics) until your rope is the desired length.

[3] To close the end of the rope, pick up two 8us, skip over two beads on the previous row, and sew under the thread bridge on the next herringbone stitch. Sew back through the last bead picked up (photo i). Pick up an 8", and go under the thread bridge on the next herringbone stitch and back through the bead just added (photo j). Go down through the first 8" added in this step, go under the thread bridge on the previous row (photo k), and come back up through the 8'-'. Pull to tighten. [4] Using the tail at the other end of the rope, repeat step 3. Do not trim the tails.

Assembly

[1] Using a tail at one end of the rope, pick up three cylinders, and go through a cylinder on the underside of one of the cabs (photo I).

[2] Pick up three cylinders, and sew through an adjacent 8° on the rope (photo m). Retrace the thread path a few times, secure the tail, and trim.

[3] Repeat steps I and 2 with the other tail, attaching it to the second calx O

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