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each bicone in order to end up with a flower "front." Weave through all the heads of the flower to reinforce. Use a thread burner to trim the thread close to the work. Set aside.

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8-inch (20.3 cm) length of thread. String on one 4-mm bicone and one charlotte, leaving a 2-inch (5.1 cm) tail. Pass back through rhe bicone and tie a square knot close to the heads. Pass through the flower created in steps 6 to 8. String on one 4-mm bicone and one charlotte. Pass hack through the bicone just strung and through the bicone and charlotte previously strung in this step (figure 2). Pass hack and forth through all these heads to secure and tighten the beaded flower. Secure rhe thread and use a thread burner to trim the thread close to the work. Set aside.

7. Repeat steps 6 through 9 to make four small flower links in all.

Wire cutters

Chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers

Scissors

English beading needle, size 12 Thread burner tuques

Wrapped loop (page 27) Simple loop (page 26) Knotting (page 29) Simple fringe (page 30)

Stitching the Medium Flower Links

11. Follow steps 6 to 8. ihis time using top-drilled 6-mm pearls lor the petals in step

12. Cut an 8-ineh (20.3 cm) piece of thread fig. 3 and thread the needle. String on one 4-mm bicone and one charlotte, leaving a 2-inch (5.1 cm) tail. Pass back through the bicone and tie a square knot close to the beads. Pass through the Hower created in step l I. Sew down through one side of the figure eight on a short chain and up through the other side of the figure eight (figure 3). Pass back up through the bicone and charlotte just strung and back down through the bicone. Pass back and forth through the beads and chain to secure and tighten the flower to the chain. Use a thread burner to trim the thread close to the work. Set aside.

13. Repeat steps l l and 12 to make another medium flower link.

Stitching the Center Flower

14. Thread the needle with a 3-loot (91.4 cm) length of thread. String on ten button pearls, leaving a 4-inch (10.2 cm) tail. Use a square knot to tie the pearls into a tight foundation circle. Pass through rhe first pearl strung.

16. String on one 2-mm round and pass through the next pearl of the foundation circle. String on one 3-mm round and pass through the next pearl of the foundation circle. Repeat around to add five 2-mm and five 3-mm rounds in all. Note: Be sure that the beads are placed so they sit on the same side ol each petal bead, the 2-mm rounds over the bicones of the previous step and the 3-mm rounds over the pearls of the previous step. Exit from the first bead added in this step.

17. String on one 6-mm top-drilled pearl and pass through rhe next round from the previous step. Repeat around to add ten top-drilled pearls in all. Exit from the first bead added in this step.

18. String on one 2-mm round and pass through the next top-drilled pearl added in the previous step. Repeat around to add ten 2-mm rounds in all. Exit from a 2-mm round added in this step that sits over a 6-mm bicone added in step I S.

19. String on one 6-mm bicone and one 2-mm round. Pass back through the bicone.

Pass through the 2-mm

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thread passes through in rhe same direction as you rs exited it. Pass through the next top-drilled pearl (added in step 17), the following 2-mm round added in the previous step, rhe next top-drilled pearl, and the following 2-mm round added in the previous step (figure 5). Repeat around to add five 6-mm bicone fringe legs in all.

20. Weave the thread up through one of rhe 6-mm bicone fringe legs to exit from a 2-mm round. Pass through the 2-mm round at the end of the adjacent fringe leg. Repeat around to connect the fringe legs, pulling the

15. String on one 6-mm bicone and one charlotte. Pass back

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