This will be the last little bead embroidery pendant for a short while, because I finally started working on a BIG one! This stone is rhodochrosite, and like the others from the past few weeks, it's been sitting in my bin of crazy-beautiful stones for too long. It's a small stone, and so the beads are mostly size 15/0s with a final row of size 11/0s.
I feel like I have repeated similar instructions too frequently lately to write them all out again. You can check the recent Leopard Skin Jasper pendant tutorial for a basic outline of the steps and match them up with the images shown here.
Or if you haven't already done this, you can download my free ebook chapter. Step-by-step instructions for putting together a bead embroidered piece, including back stitch, edging brick stitch, and stack stitch can be found in the free first chapter of Every Bead Has a Story. Chapter two has instructions for stitching a peyote stitch bezel, and Chapter three teaches the square stitch bail.
One thing I'll point out here is that I used two different colors of Nymo thread for this piece. As you can see above, I switched from white (used for most of it) to black just for the row of edging brick stitch. Since the stitches would be visible at the edges, I didn't want to use white.
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