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Blossoms of the Moonlit Waves - part two

For part one of the outline tutorial on how to make a bead embroidery necklace like Blossoms of the Moonlit Waves, please visit the link above.

5. Add picots along the top, or inner, edge of the necklace.

6. Add accent beads and picots along the bottom edge. 

7. Leave a space free of embellishment to add the central pendant.

8. Stitch the pendant to the necklace, creating a seed bead bail.  I used square stitch, but peyote works too.

9. Add accent beads to cover the bail.

10. Stitch hammered oval links to each end.  I used square stitch here too.

11. Add lengths of chain and a clasp.  I started with a lobster claw, as shown here, but later I changed it to a handmade wire hook.

For a detailed guide to creating bead embroidered components and finishing them off, please download a copy of my free e-book chapter at the link below:

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Anonymous said…
Wow! How many hours did that whole piece take Cyndi?? The colors are awesome!
Cyndi L said…
Thank you so much Mandy! I lost track, unfortunately, since I usually do try to document my time, but my best guess is between 40 and 50 hours.
That is an amazing piece. Your bead embroidery work is superb. Thanks for sharing.
Wow!!!!!!!!!! beautiful beadwork!!!!