a. Pick up 2 Cs and go through the next C on the netting. Repeat one time (FIGURE 7a). If 2 beads seem too crowded,try using 2 skinny beads here. One bead is usually not enough.
b. Pick up 3 Cs and go through any point on the edge of the medallion. (If the point of the medallion seems too far from the netting, try 2 beads on each side of the point.) Pick up 3 Cs, skip a C on the netting, and go through the next C (FIGURE 7b).
c. Repeat until you’re back at the stop bead.
3. Before you knot the thread, slip the beadwork over the egg to make sure the beads you just added lie flat. If not, remove the stop bead and carefully pull the thread out. Replace the stop bead
and try again, adjusting the bead counts until the medallion fits smoothly over the egg’s top.
4. Once the medallion is attached and you’re satisfied with the way it looks, run the thread through the beads again and add beads in the remaining spaces. Remove the stop bead, knot the threads, and hide the ends.
1. Place a stop bead 6 in. from the end of 3 ft. of waxed thread. Close up the netting with a medallion as follows:
a. Go through any C-bead point on the bottom edge of the netting. Pick up 2 Cs and go through the next C.
b. Continue until you’re back at the stop bead. This should cinch in the bottom so it fits snugly against the egg. If the beads don’t sit correctly or if too much thread shows, try increasing or decreasing the number of beads added between points. (The number of beads between points can vary slightly.)
c. Go through the beads along the ring again to reinforce them. When you reach the stop bead, remove it and tie the threads, but don’t cut them.
2. Make the bottom medallion, following the directions for the top. You may have to adjust the number of rows (usually by omitting one) to fit the space.