Anyway, here's what I came up with: I incorporated sequins into the African Helix beadweaving stitch that I adapted for bead embroidery. There are additional sequins under each of the translucent pink accent beads and in the notches around the outer rim. Ok, not the best, but probably also not the worst I could have done!
Here are the basic steps. You can find step by step directions for the African Helix bead embroidery stitch and for finishing off and adding a square stitch bail to a pendant in my e-book Bored By Back Stitch.
|Add rows of back stitch around your focal bead|
|Stitch down the loops as needed, add filler beads to the holes, and trim to size.|
|Add the backing with edging brick stitch. Create a square stitch bail on the back, either before or after adding the final edging embellishments.|
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