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Fuchsia swirls bead embroidered pendant

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I bought this set of polymer clay and resin cabochons from Mary Anne Williams Knapp at one of her online trunk shows.  There were so many different color possibilities that it took me awhile to decide. 

I don't usually sketch out a pattern for myself before I begin, but in this case, with all the spirals and interweaving, I needed to do that, but not with the chosen colors. I simply grabbed some different colored markers and sketched the pattern, keeping a chart of which color was used in which order.  Then it was much easier to recreate it in the colors I wanted without having to draw it on the foundation fabric, fumble around, or rip out sections.

If you want to learn how to make bead embroidered pieces, I show you how to do it with over-sized beads and lots of pictures in the free first chapter of my e-book Every Bead Has a Story.  There are also free instructions there for back stitch, edging brick stitch, and more.

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I can see why you had to take time to decide on your border with so many zesty colours to inspire. Your choice really enhances the richness of the beads, they are beautiful.
I love this design Cyndi with it's continual shape, reminds me of the eternal knot.
Thanks for sharing another remarkable creation. Creative wishes Tracey x
Cyndi L said…
Thank you Tracey! I think that figuring out how I wanted the spirals to lap and overlap took the most time. I wanted it asymmetrical but balanced :-)