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I love tiny glass seed beads. They come in so many colors, finishes and sizes. So, I decided to make a necklace with peyote stitched seed beads, and...
The first thing I do is get out all possible beads for the project I am starting.
These are the beads I decided to use for this necklace.
Now I draw my design. I am using a special graph paper designed for the proportions of the seed beads and the way the beads line up in peyote stitch....
This is a bead work tray with the selected beads. A small scissor, beading needles, and nymo thread will be needed.
I made an 8 bead wide strip a little longer than 21". I did the flower pattern for 7", then just plain blue for 7", then back to the flower patter...
This is how I attached the flowers and leaves to the peyote band. Bring a threaded needle out through the front of the seed bead where you want to pu...
This is how the first half of the flowers and leaves looks. Notice the fold in the peyote band. The other half of the flowers and leaves will be on ...
This is how it will look with all glass flower and leaf beads attached. I left the threaded needle attached at the ends so the length of the necklace...
These are the tools you will need to finish the necklace. Round nose pliers and wire clipper.
Now we have to attach the clasp. Seed beads are small, and have thread in them, so fine wire is needed to fit through the holes. The only fine wire ...
Here is the finished clasp assembly. Yes, there are only 3 beads on the left. Glass beads can break!
Here is the finished necklace. I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.
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