Today I will show you how to make a nice pendant for the summer with your own hands!
- oval rhodochrosite cabochon
- 2 small oval cabochons of rose quartz
- round fire agate cabochon
- Rivoli, 1 pc
- tiny pearls, 2 pcs
- ordinary pearls, 20 pcs
- biwa pearls, 10 pieces
- carved nacre leaves, 4 pcs
- carved rose quartz leaves, 3 pcs
- fabric base, I used leatherette
- sheet of paper
- beads of different colours and sizes
- thread (I used Fireline - it is quite thin, do not tear or tangle)
- lighter (to scorch knots)
There are large pearls in the photo, but I didn't eventually need them.
Take the leatherette, draw a straight line with a pencil (to determine the center), glue the rhodochrosite in the middle.
Next, sew the stone round. Pick 3 seed beads and sew, then pull out the needle before the last bead, threaded through it again and pick 3 more beads...
Note! Ensure that there is an even number of beads finally!
After the stone is embroidered round, proceed to row 2. Pick per one bead and pass the needle through one (mosaic stitch).
After that, decorate the cabochon with golden beads:
Next, draw a circle for Rivoli:
Embroider it like the cabochon, with a mosaic stitch. I used #15 beads and got 44 pcs at the end. Further, to secure the Rivoli on its place, the beads are inserted through one and the thread is tightened like here:
Here's what you should get:
Then embroider round the crystal:
Then all together:
Glue the rose quartz cabochons:
Trim the crystals:
Then, glue the agate:
Frame it with one row of beads and sew 2 small pearls above:
The basic embroidery is over. Cut out the necklace, take a sheet of paper, apply and draw out the blank:
Cut it out and glue to tha backside:
And glue to leather, cut out:
Now embroider the edge. Pass the needle between the embroidery and leather so that the knot is inside:
Then, insert the needle through leather and embroidery, and fasten the thread:
Pick 2 beads:
Pass the needle through the last one:
So refine the entire edge.
The photo of the backside:
Now make a small decorative element:
I think this step is clear. Now make fringe. This is a creative part, beautiful fringe perfects an item and your imagination works. I love thick fringe. Take pearls of medium size, Biwa pearls and carved leaves:
One side is finished:
Zoom it all:
Make a loop. One can take a metal ribbon or leather piece or make some simple bead loops like I did.
After the loop is finished, thread the ribbon and the necklace is ready!
Another option with a beaded crochet rope (for my customer):
Despite the same pattern, it is enough only to change the colour scheme, the shape of the stones and the form of fringe and your work would completely change its appearance, and, consequently, the perception:
It is also possible to continue the embroidery:
I hope this tutorial will help you to make an item for yourself or as a gift! If you have any questions — feel free to ask!