Twilight Blossoms Necklace

PROJECT N7074
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Advanced
A rich, muted palette of Miyuki Delicas in a glazed finish frame pearlized cabochons in this bead embroidered landscape pendant. Create your own pendant shape or color pattern with the materials included!
Instructions
Bead embroidery can be somewhat freeform, so you can follow the pattern or create your own design.
  1. Remove your Lacy's Stiff Stuff beading foundation from the package. Begin by tracing a 1 inch by 1 3/4 inch rectangle on the foundation with a ruler and a pen.
  2. Take 2 pearlized cabochons and decide where you want to place them (they will act as the centers of your beaded flowers; see photo for reference). Glue them onto the foundation using E6000. Wait about 12 hours for the glue to dry fully.
  3. Cut a length of Nymo thread as long as you are comfortable working with, and make a triple knot on one end. Thread a size 12 beading needle.
  4. Please watch our video on how to backstitch in bead embroidery. Backstitch a circular row of pink Delicas around each cabochon, and then use the pink and purple Delicas to create a flower petal pattern around the initial row, as shown in the photo.
  5. Next, backstitch vertical rows of green for the grass, and horizontal rows of blue for the sky. You will need to tie off and add more Nymo thread as you work.
  6. When you have finished your beading, trim away the foundation from your beaded area with scissors. Before you attach the ultrasuede backing, cut a 2 inch length of wire with flush cutters, make a wire bail, and then glue the bail and foundation onto your backing. Let the glue dry overnight. Trim away the excess ultrasuede with scissors.
  7. Cut another length of Nymo and bead embroider a basic beaded edge around the outside of the piece.
  8. Open a jump ring. Slide it through the wire bail at the top of your bead embroidery piece, and also slide on your finished chain necklace. Close the jump ring. Enjoy your necklace!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-0055 - Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0 Size, 28.8 Grams, Santa Rosa
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8906 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 10 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BPL-2021 - Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 8mm - Pearlized Bronze Brown (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4376 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Camel
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2230 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • AXC-98946 - Silver Plated Fine Rolo Chain Necklace - 2mm Diameter Links 18 Inches Long
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Ingredients JK-0055, XCR-4210, XCR-8906, BPL-2021, XTL-1054, XCR-4376, WCR-2230, AXC-98946, FJR-3911,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8906
Acrylic Faux Pearl Flatback Cabochons 8mm - Pearlized Bronze Brown (25)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$0.17 / Package | SKU: BPL-2021
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Camel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4376
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 22 Gauge Thick, 8 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: WCR-2230
Silver Plated Fine Rolo Chain Necklace with Lobster Clasp - 2mm Diameter Links 18 Inches Long
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: AXC-98946
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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