I designed my necklace, Earth in Bloom, with analogous and complementary colors that echo the hues of Barbara Svetlick's delicate flower beads.

Peyote band

For this free-form design, you may want to sketch your ideas before you start.

[1] On a comfortable length of thread, attach a stop bead (Basics, p. 87), leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail.

[2] Pick up an even or odd number of beads to equal about 5 in. (13 cm): Use Sv seed beads, hex-cut beads, 9 mm bugle materials necklace 22 in. (56 cm)

• 4 1-in. (2.5 cm) diameter large art-glass flower beads

• 2 y*-ln. (1.9 cm) diameter medium art-glass llower beads

• 8%x t-in. (1.9x2.5cm)large art-glass leaf beads

• 4 tt x y«-in. (1.6 x 1.9 cm) small art-glass leaf beads

• 17-30g total assorted 4 mm lire-polished. 3 mm fire-poltshcd. S9 seed, hex-cut, 9 mm bugle.

3 mm bugle. 11 ° cylinder. 11* seed. I lu triangle, and 15° seed beads In 3-7 colors and finishes

• nylon beading thread, size D

beads, 3 mm bugle beads, 10® cylinder heads, 11 - seed beads, and 11" triangle beads, grouping each type of bead in 16-1-in. (1.3-2.5 cm) segments (photo a).

[3] Work a row of even- or odd-count peyote stitch (Basics), following the established color groupings (photo b).

[4] Work four to six more rows of peyote stitch, ending and adding thread (Basics) as needed, and rake note of the following:

• You can keep the same heads together for some of the groups.

• When adding rows, you can switch to different beads to form new groups.

• To make groups of beads look organic, you can stagger them so they do not line up.

• You can incorporate rows of 3 or

4 mm fire-polished beads or add them as single beads.

• When switching to beads of different sizes, the bcadwork might curve. To adjust the curve, you can add or remove beads, change to two-drop peyote

(Basics), skip beads, or sew through the previous row.

• You may want to form an opening in the places where you want to put flowers, leaves, and buds. To form an opening: Pick up several beads, skip the same length of heads in the previous row, and sew through rhe next bead to continue peyote stitch. When you come back to the beads picked up for the opening, work them as the first two rows of peyote stitch (photo c).

(5] With your thread exiting the last row of peyote stitch, pick up about 6 in. (15 cm) of beads, using similar groupings as those you made in step 2 (photo d).

(6] Work a row of peyote on the beads just added, and when you reach the previous section of the necklace band, use the end beads to start the next row: Sew through the end head, turn, and sew through the end bead in the next row (figuro).

(7] Repeat step 4, taking note of the following:

• Use the end heads in rhe previous section to start new rows.

• On the end that is not attached to the previous section, gradually increase the width by adding rows and larger

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