Embellish the adjacent pearl with 11/0s as in step 8, and continue through the next pearl (FIGURE 7, a–b). Pick up an A 3 mm, sew through the 11/0 between two 3 mms at the tip of a color A component, pick up an A 3 mm, and sew through the pearl again (b–c).
Repeat step 14, attaching another A component (c–d).
Repeat steps 14 and 15, but substitute B 3 mms for the A 3 mms and attach two color C components (d–e). End the threads.
Repeat steps 13–16 three times to connect all the flower components.
1. Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread
to a color A component, exiting the middle two 11/0s at the bottom center of the component (FIGURE 7, point f).
Pick up an 11/0, an A 4 mm, an 11/0, an A 3 mm, an 11/0, an A 4 mm, an 11/0, an A 3 mm, an 11/0, an A 4 mm, and an 11/0, and sew through the middle two 11/0s in the next A component (f–g). Repeat this stitch to join all four A components with swags of crystals. Step up to exit the middle A 4 mm in the first swag.
Pick up two 11/0s, and sew through the middle A 4 mm in the next swag. Repeat this stitch to complete the round, pulling the center 4 mms and 11/0s into a tight ring. End the thread.
Add 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread to a color C component, exiting the middle two 11/0s at the top center of the component. Repeat step 2, but substitute C 4 mms and 3 mms for the As. Insert your egg form into the beadwork.
To close up the top of the cover, work as in step 3, but pick up only one 11/0 per stitch.