- Peyote, flat and circular
- Chevron Chain
Dimensions: Flower – 1 3/8” W 1 3/8” L x ¼”D
Fast, Fun & Easy Designer Quality Project: The inspiration for this design came from Melanie’s love of springtime blossoms coming out all over the Central Coast of California where she lives. The definitive, unbeatable glory of little flowers in nature is the perfect inspiration for any designer. This design is intended to be a classic, and to cross ages and styles for any occasion. The pearl in the center of the pendant is easily bezeled securely. The closure is a high quality 14kt gold-filled or sterling silver safety clasp including clam shells to give the piece a very professional finish. Melanie has made the necklace to match the Blossoms Bracelet & Ring set. The colors of the palettes are the same so they can be worn as a complete set.
Made For Everybody!
Melanie uses simple stitch techniques of Peyote, Chevron Chain, both easy to “pick up” to put these together. The beads are mostly 11/0 so they are easier to work with than smaller sizes. The Clasp and the pearl inset are both thought out and done very simply to make it fast and easy to accomplish with a very finished look. Melanie has been asked by many people to make some designs that will be great to do in an evening, or to do with a friend that does not bead. The full color illustrated instructions are extra detailed to allow almost anyone to pick up the kit and get it done. This really is a classic fun project whether to teach to a friend, give to a new beader, or just bead up in a short time as a gift for someone or yourself!
Using larger beads than Melanie customarily works in, this design can be stitched quickly and is easier than the more elaborate pieces she creates although it uses some of the same techniques. Get a taste of some of these techniques with Blossoms.
- Learn to bead a spiraling necklace using a spiraling color pattern
- Learn to make flower petals with graduated colors to create depth in the design
- Learn a simple technique to bezel a pearl that is secure
- Learn to attach a safety clasp using clam shell findings for a professional finish
Tools/Notions Needed: Small scissors, round nose pliers, beading surface like vellux mat, beading light, microcrystalline wax.