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This 8-page seed beading pattern/ beading tutorial contains all the instructions you need to make this eye-catching necklace which can be varied to create bracelets, earrings and even beaded beads. The design ues a mix of seed beads and drop beads to add texture.
An ideal design for playing around with colour and patterns this intermediate to advanced design details how to create a necklace which mixes a herringbone stitch rope with an unsual method of transfering to peyote stitch to add 'eye beads' along the necklace length.
This tutorial contains full instructions and tips with photographs and diagrams as well as check lists for all tools, materials and techniques needed to help you shop and plan.
- size 11 seed beads
- drop beads
- beading needle and thread of choice
A knowledge of both herringbone and peyote stitch is needed for this project. This project is more suited to a non-beginner.
I love to support and encourage individuals who make beadwork so please feel free to use anything you make from these instructions as gifts or to sell to support your bead buying habit!
This project was originally published in the January 2009 Beadworkers Guild journal. However these instructions are more detailed with extra diagrams and photos to help you in your beading.