Retired - Full Bloom Necklace

PROJECT N8052
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Advanced
This floral medallion is created using Toho 11/0 seed beads and Swarovski Crystal pearls with circular brick stitch and woven petal embellishments. The pendant hangs from Nunn Design antiqued silver cable chain using etched jump rings and a Cymbal bead ending.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 17.5 inch necklace. For a longer or shorter necklace, adjust the lengths of chain on either side respectively. Note: for a longer necklace, you may need to purchase more chain.
  1. If you are new to circular brick stitch, please watch the video: How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Around a Bead.
  2. Use scissors to cut 3 feet of Fireline beading thread, and thread on a size 12 needle.
  3. Using what you have learned in the video, create eight layers of brick stitch bead weaving around your 12mm Swarovski Crystal pearl, working outward in the following order: two rows of purple, one row of white, two rows of green, one row of white, two rows of red. You will need to tie off and add more thread as you work.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Add a Decorative Beaded Edge to Bead Weaving. Follow along with the video to weave fifteen 3mm pearls onto the outermost layer of your brick stitch, with a purple seed bead on either side of each pearl.
  5. Once you have added your last pearl from the previous step, sew your needle up through the adjacent red bead. Take your Cymbal bead ending, and thread your needle through one loop of the bead ending. Then sew back through the same red bead, toward the center of your circle.
  6. Now sew up through the next adjacent red bead, and weave on one more 3mm pearl with purple seed beads on either side in the same manner as you did in step 4.
  7. Repeat step 5 to sew on the other loop of your Cymbal bead ending on the opposite side of the beads you added in the previous step (see photo for reference). Note: at this point, you may want to create additional thread bridges over the loops of your Cymbal bead ending to secure it further. Do this by passing your needle in and out of the adjacent beads as your thread path indicates in order to reach the loops. Tie off and add new thread as needed.
  8. Next, please watch the video: How to Add Flower Petal Embellishments to Circular Brick Stitch. Follow along with the video to add purple beaded edging to each of your 3mm pearls. Note: once you reach the fifteenth 3mm pearl, you will need to skip two red beads instead of one to reach the sixteenth pearl underneath the Cymbal bead ending (see photo for reference). Tie off and weave in your thread.
  9. To attach your chain: Use flush cutters to cut two 8.5 inch lengths of cable chain. Now use pliers to open a 6.5mm jump ring and slide on one end link of each of your chains. Close the jump ring.
  10. To hang your pendant: Open another jump ring, and slide on the jump ring from the previous step. Also slide on the top loop of your Cymbal bead ending. Close the jump ring.
  11. To attach your clasp: Open a jump ring and slide on the end link of one of your chains. Also slide on the loop of your clasp. Close the jump ring.
  12. Open another jump ring and slide on the end link of the chain on the other side of your necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SWP-1201 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-3001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0332 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Y309F 'Hybrid Opaque Frosted Cornflower Picasso', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0324 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 PF567 'PermaFinish Metallic Polaris', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0273 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 PF2113 'PermaFinish Silver Lined Milky Pomegranate', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0337 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Y914 'Hybrid Luster Snowflake', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-521 - Cymbal Bead Endings fit 11/0 Delica & Round Beads, Skaloti II, 9mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7522 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-2070 - Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9809 - Nunn Design Antiqued Nunn Design Silver Plated Chain Flat Cable By The Foot
    Project uses 17 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 15 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
Additional Information
Theme Spring
Ingredients SWP-1201, SWP-3001, JSK-0332, JSK-0324, JSK-0273, JSK-0337, FCO-521, FCL-7522, FJR-2070, CHA-9809, XCR-1280,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 12mm, 4 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: SWP-1201
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: SWP-3001
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 #PF567 'PermaFinish Metallic Polaris', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: JSK-0324
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 #PF2113 'PermaFinish Silver Lined Milky Pomegranate', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: JSK-0273
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 #Y914 'Hybrid Luster Snowflake', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: JSK-0337
Cymbal Bead Endings fit 11/0 Delica & Round Beads, Skaloti II, 9mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCO-521
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Lobster Clasps 12mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FCL-7522
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Open Jump Rings Etched 6.5mm 17 Gauge (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-2070
Nunn Design Antiqued Silver Plated Flat Cable Chain, 3.6mm, by The Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: CHA-9809
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$30.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373

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