Instructions

1. Reserving 10 bmpwork beads for the strap portion of the necklace, cut the wire and file the end.

2. Slide the remaining 10 iatnpwork beads onto the wire and put a loop onto the end of rhe wire, as derailed on page 35.

3. l-'ile the other end of the wire, put a loop on that end, slide a bead up to that loop, and begin looping and shaping the wire to form rhe foundation for the beadwork—the wirework base. When the bending is complcrc. the two wire loops must end up at the upper left and right corners of the front section of the necklace, as these loops are where rhe sides of the necklace will c onnect.

In step 3, be suro to position the beads so thev do not oil fall In o clump. Use the round nose pliers to help bend the loops. In this project, the wire Is very curvy, "swervy," and loopy. There are no right angles at all.

4. lhrcad the needle, double the thread, and condition it.

5. Add a tension bead, slide on 4~ of 8° hex beads, and then begin to single-peyote stitch these beads by creating a base row.

6. On the second row, do not sritch all the way to the end, stopping one bead short of the end. Stitch back down rhe row and stop one bead short of the other end. Continue stitching back and forth in this manner, sropping short of the end bead in each previous row, until you're only stitching about a 2" row.

7. Needle through rhe beading to the end of the first row you stitched and repeat steps 4 through 6, using a new bead and stopping short ol each row. You will create an elongated oval piece of beadwork. Stop stitching at the end of a row. Do r.or cut off the thread

8. Start a new thread, double it, and condition it.

9. Slide on 4' of the small silver metallic seed beads. Begin peyotc stitching, adding an extra bead on the end of each row, until you arc stitching a tow that is about 5" long.

10. Once the row is 5' long, continue stitching, but stop each row one bead shorter than the row before. When you are down to a 2" row, you should have a piece of beadwork that looks like an elongated oval. Do not cut of!*the thread,

11. Overlap the narrow ends of die two pieces and stitch them togechcr by zipping up a small scction of the edges.

12. Repeat steps 4 through 7 to create more beaded ovals, varying the beads used as well as the length of the swatch.

To attach beadwork to the left side of the necklace:

Notice how tl>c upper «iget of tlx beadwork on the left are attached <ir the top.

7. Hold one of the metal pieces against die wirework and attach to the wire base wirh another bead loop. Reinforce the loop.

To attach beadwork to the left side of the necklace:

2. Drape die beadwork against the wirework base and wrap the thread with the beads around .1 wire, creating a bead loop.

3. Insert the needle into the stitched beads from the back to anchor rhe loop.

Notice how tl>c upper «iget of tlx beadwork on the left are attached <ir the top.

1. The goal is to loosely drape the first beadwork piece so lr flows across rhe necklace front. Add another piece and allow to overlap and curve in and out of the wirework base. Add five to six seed beads to your needle.

4. Needle through the stitched beads ro go back through the bead loop to reinforce it.

5. Arrange the stitched beads on the wirework base and needle down to a spot where you can add another bead loop.

6. Slide on five to six seed beads to attach rhe stitched beads to the wirework. Reinforce the loop.

4. Sritch them togedier where needed for support and cohesiveness.

5. Attach another metal piece, using bead loops, so the metal piece is exposed.

4. Arrange and attach these ovals to the wirework base with bead loops, capturing the metal piece under one of the elongated ovals.

i attach beadwork to the center of the necklace:

. Create another 6"-long elongated oval [ >ritchcd beads in another bead color.

. Create yet another oval using bugle

. Drape these pieccs on the wirework t and attach with bead loops.

4. Sritch them togedier where needed for support and cohesiveness.

5. Attach another metal piece, using bead loops, so the metal piece is exposed.

' attach beadwork to the right side of the necklace:

Create a large (5" to 6" long) elongated I with black beads and a small one to 3" long) with silver 11° seed beads.

, Attach die third metal piece.

. Create another large elongated oval i the silver seed beads and a small : with the large purple"E" beads.

4. Arrange and attach these ovals to the wirework base with bead loops, capturing the metal piece under one of the elongated ovals.

i add the straps:

, Insert one length of stringing cord Igh the left loop on the wirework : and slide on 1" of small seed beads, st with two more lengths.

, Bring the ends together to double the is and slide on a iampwork bead • all six ends, making sure that the I beads are centered on the stringing 1. There are six stringing lengths ling through the Iampwork bead.

- Add 1" of another bead style to each

Fthe stringing lengths, followed by thcr Iampwork bead, J' bugle beads, ! another Iampwork bead. Repeat : two more times until five Iampwork ; have been added.

4. Divide the six stringing cords into three groups of two cords.

5. SI idc I" of large-hole seed beads onto one grouping of two cords.

6. Add a crimp bead and thread cords through the loop on one side of the clasp. Insert the cords back through the crimp and through the seed beads. Tug on the end of the cords to tighten and crush the crimp bead with the crimping pliers. Repeat for the other sets of two cords.

7. Repeat steps I through 6 for the right strap.

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