TUTORIAL Cellini Asterisk Pendant Beaded with Peyote Stitch

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Make starfish pendants in 2 sizes with this original variation on beaded Cellini spiral, using peyote and herringbone stitches and seed beads

Alien flower pods or star fish? The center of these pendants is an urchin-like hollow puff of seed beads, with five pointy legs growing out of the base. The beadwork is stitched with just 3 sizes of regular Japanese seed beads. No fancy shapes required! So if you are a bead weaver, you probably already have everything you need.

This project is suitable for intermediate bead weavers who like peyote stitch.

This tutorial shows three versions of the large Cellini Asterisk Pendant. The large ones measure 6 cm (2 and 3/8 in) point to point by 17 mm (<3/4 inch) thick. I made the easier version first, and although I like it, it is a bit squishy and, its legs are a bit wiggly. For the second version, I set out to make it stiffer, and so it is. The legs are also a wee bit fatter.

All of the adjustments are explained in the instructions. The stiffer large pendant is used in the step photos and illustrations. After you learn to make the units and assemble them, there is one page on stitching a bail, and another page on how to make the easier version of the pendant and how it differs from the harder version. There is also one page on the small pendant, including a few key illustrations and comments to get you started, and then a bunch of step photos showing how to assemble the pieces, including the bail.

The tutorial is 15 pages, with 100 full color illustrations and photographs, a colorful feast for the eyes. The tutorial gives highly detailed illustrations, photographs, and written instructions to make Cellini Asterisk Pendants with seed beads and thread.

This listing is for the PDF tutorial only. Materials are not included. The second photo and the tutorial include materials lists, but if you are a bead weaver, you probably already have everything you need. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.

After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 2.6 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 8.0. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com

Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com

If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. There are no refunds on tutorials.

This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2015, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

Average review
Love this......a challenge for me but the description and instructions are clear and easy to understand. Recommend to anyone interested in beading and stars!
May 9, 2018 by Giusi Branca
Good tutorial, instant download, Thank you!
Dec 22, 2017 by annicqsolon
Fantastic tutorial with very clear instructions and amazing diagrams - thank you!!
Oct 14, 2017 by NEDbeads
Looks great..not made jet but will start soon
May 20, 2017 by lebekrba
Feb 3, 2017 by Kat Oliva

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