"Beaded 8/0 Colorblock Spot Necklace with San Miguel de Allende Blossom Pendant"- Matte Lt Olive
This is another kit in my collection of necklaces called "Painting with Beads".
You will learn four great techniques in this kit: 1) You will learn the “Half-Knot” method for attaching a pendant (helpful when a Lark’s Head Knot isn’t feasible), 2) you will learn the technique for “Starting in the Middle”, 3) you will load beads for a Colorblock/Double Spot pattern and 4) you will learn how to attach a magnetic clasp. This is a fun necklace to make and these are techniques you can adapt to your other projects.
This necklace is designed with 18 "sections" of colorblocking with contrasting spots. The finished necklace is about 23" long or shorter if you like (just use less beads and make sure you reduce by the same amount of seed beads on each side of the SMA pendant). If you allow some braid to show, when you attach the clasp, you can make the necklace longer. This necklace showcases a handcrafted San Miguel de Allende Blossom Pendant.
You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I like to use the Beadsmith THICK Mini), 9 Bobbins, Scissors, Tape Measure, Glue to attach end caps (I use WeldBond available at Ace Hardware and some craft stores), Needle & Thread, Cord Zapper or Fray Black to finish ends.
You should know: Kongoh Gumi braid structure (also called Round Braid) and how to drop beads. If you need a reminder check out Tip #14 Braiding with Beads.
-1 Spool C-Lon Bead Cord
- 8/0 Miyuki / Toho Seed Beads (4 colors)
- San Miguel de Allende Blossom Pendant
- Porcelain Handpainted Accent Bead
- 4mm Acrylic Magnetic Clasp
- Wide Eye Needle
- Instructions with Photos