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Winter flower necklace

Tubular peyote stitch creates beautiful floral components

Winter flower necklace

Work rounds of tubular peyote stitch to create beaded flowers that adorn your neck with a wintery glow. Metallic beads, pearls and crystals create a look that’s just right for any special occasion. Join the flowers together by stitching a beaded thread to complete this stylish look.  

Below you’ll find instructions to create the floral components. To view full instructions – including how to create the back layer and how to join the flower components together – download the free project PDF by clicking here

SUPPLIES

Necklace 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm) plus extender chain

    •    6 mm pearls (Swarovski, Tahitian
    •    24 4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, crysolite opal AB2X)
    •    2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuo beads   
          - 8 g color D (crystal bronze copper)  
          - 8 g color E (metallic suede light green)
    •    8 g 11/0 seed beads (Japanese 467, midnight metallic; www.whimbeads.com)
    •    11/0 Miyuki Delica cylinder beads  
          - 9 g color A (DB0040, copper plated)  
          - 7 g color F (DB1831, Duracoat galvanized silver)
    •    15/0 seed beads  
          - 9 g color B (Miyuki 4201, Duracoat galvanized silver)  
          - 4 g color C (Toho 222, dark bronze)
    •    1 lobster claw clasp
    •    2 in. (5 cm) extender chain
    •    2 6 mm jump rings
    •    Fireline, 6 lb. test
    •    beading needles, #11 or #12
    •    2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or bentnose pliers

INSTRUCTIONS 

Winter flower necklace Figure 1
Figure 1
Winter flower necklace Figure a
Photo a

Components
Front layer
Use a medium tension throughout the project. A tight tension will make it difficult to sew through the beads and the SuperDuos may not lay flat.
[1] On 4 ft. (1.2 m) of thread, pick up 16 color A 11/0 cylinder beads, and sew through the beads again to form a ring, leaving an 8-in. (20 cm) tail. These beads will shift to form rounds 1 and 2 as the next round is added.

[2] Work rounds of tubular peyote stitch as follows, and step up at the end of each round:Rounds 3-4: Work two rounds using As (Figure 1, a-b and b-c). Rounds 5-6: Work two rounds using color B 15/0 seed beads (c-d and d-e). Sew back through the beadwork to exit the last round of As added. Set the working thread aside.

[3] With your tail thread, sew under the nearest thread bridge, pick up a 6 mm pearl, and place it inside the bezel. Sew under a thread bridge on the opposite side of the bezel, and continue through the beadwork to exit an A in round 1 (Photo A).

Winter flower necklace Figure b
Photo b
Winter flower necklace Figure c
Photo c

[4] Work in tubular peyote stitch to work two rounds using Bs, and end the tail.

[5] With the working thread, pick up three Bs, and sew through the next A in this same round (Photo B). Repeat this stitch seven times to complete the round, making sure the beads form picots, and sew through the following A in round 2 (Photo C).

Winter flower necklace Figure 2
Figure 2
Winter flower necklace Figure d
Photo d

[6] Pick up three color C 15/0 seed beads, and sew through the next A in this same round (Photo D). Repeat this stitch seven times to complete the round, making sure the beads form picots, and sew through the first two Cs added in this round (Figure 2, point a). The Bezel is not shown in the remaining figures for clarity.

[7] Pick up C, a color D SuperDuo bead, and a C, and sew through the center C of the next picot (a-b). Repeat this stitch seven times to complete the round, and sew through the first C, D, and C added (b-c).

[8] Pick up an 11/0 seed bead, and sew through the next C, D, and C (c-d). Repeat this stitch seven times to complete the round, and continue through the first 11/0 added (d-e).

Winter flower necklace Figure 3
Figure 3
Winter flower necklace Figure 4
Figure 4

[9] Pick up two As, and sew through the open hole of the next SuperDuo (Figure 3, a-b). Pick up two As, and sew through the following 11/0 (b-c). Repeat these stitches seven times to complete the round, and continue through the first two As added (c-d).

[10] Pick up an A, a C, and an A, and sew through the next two As. Skip the following 11/0, and continue through the next two As (d-e). Repeat these stitches seven times to complete the round, and continue through the first A added in this round (e-f).

[11] Pick up an A, a B, and an A, and sew through the next two As (Figure 4, a-b). Pick up a C, skip the following A, 11/0, and A, and continue through the next two As (b-c). Repeat these stitches seven times to complete the round, and continue through the next C (c-d).

Winter flower necklace Figure 5
Figure 5

[12] On the front side of this layer, pick up three 11/0s, and sew through the next 11/0 (Figure 5, a-b). Pick up three 11/0s, and sew through the next C added in step 10 (b-c). Repeat these stitches seven times to complete the round (c-d), and end the thread.

To view or print full instructions that include how to make the back layer and how to join the flowers, download the free project PDF here.

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