This pendant had a hole at the top, so I filled it with a little antique swallow button that I had. And of course the swallow needs something to sleep in... The tree was added after the bezel was complete, which allows some trial and error with easy removal if you don't like the first results. And I didn't! I think I redid most of it at least twice. Now I have a better idea of how to do it, and I hope the next one (if there is a next one) will come together more easily.
Further instruction on making bead embroidered pieces can be found in Every Bead Has a Story, where the first chapter is free to download.
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