Peekaboo Pearl Pendant by Evelina Palmontova

2016 Beadwork Designer of the Year Evelína Palmontová continues to create beautiful, bold designs, and we can’t get enough of them. Her latest, Peekaboo Pearl Pendant, uses right-angle weave and glass pearls, but you might be surprised by what inspired Evelína to make this piece in the first place! Keep reading to learn more about Evelína’s inspiration, as well as her advice to aspiring designers. Find this pattern today in Beadwork August/September 2018.

Peekaboo Pearl Pendant

Lately, I have been sitting down at my desk and starting to work on new pieces without having any ideas or concepts in my mind. I was gazing at my beads inside their containers and trying to decide which ones suited my creative mood the best. Then I remembered that the previous day I had a flat tire. I thought, “Why not make a tire-shaped pendant?”

I began with right-angle weave, since it’s my favorite stitch. The pendant’s core and sides were quite easy to make. Then, however, difficulties arose. I wanted to add some freshwater pearls between the layers, to make the pendant thicker, or at least not so flat. In addition, I knew that the size of the pearls and the technique I was about to apply would influence the final look. I had to restart the pendant three times before I achieved the look I wanted. I had no idea how the pendant would turn out until the very end of the design process.

I encourage everyone not to give up before achieving their final goal, even if it seems hopeless. Our creativity and endurance make us capable of anything. I also recommend keeping your eyes open to the world around you, because you never know where inspiration might come from.

—Evelína Palmontová

Peekaboo Pearl Pendant

Weave this bold-and-sparkly donut pendant that features an eye-catching pattern of SuperDuo beads with a gleaming edge of pearls peeking out.


Pattern Details

Techniques: Circular right-angle weave, circular netting

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
2 g metallic bronze size 11° seed beads (A)
2 g metallic bronze size 8° seed beads (B)
6 g olivine Picasso opaque 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C)
24 crystal argent flare 3mm crystal bicones (D)
108 metallic bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (E)
24 metallic bronze 4mm fire-polished rounds (F)
12 lime green 4mm glass pearl rounds (G)
12 lime green 8mm glass pearl rounds (H)
Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Peekaboo Pearl Pendant

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 12 beading needle

Finished size: 2″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Wind your 6′ long tail onto a kumihimo bobbin to keep it from tangling while you complete Side 1.
  • You can replace the 3mm bicones with 3mm fire-polished beads.
  • Use firm tension throughout the project for a sturdy pendant.
  • String your pendant on a length of ribbon; finish with ribbon ends, jump rings, and a clasp.

Alternate Colorways:

PINK
2 g orchid galvanized permanent-finish size 11° seed beads (A)
2 g aluminum galvanized permanentfinish size 8° seed beads (B)
6 g iris purple 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C)
24 crystal argent flare 3mm crystal bicones (D)
108 silver 3mm fire-polished rounds (E)
24 silver 4mm fire-polished rounds (F)
12 medium pink 4mm glass pearl rounds (G)
12 medium pink 8mm glass pearl rounds (H)
Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Peekaboo Pearl Pendant

Pink Colorway

RED
2 g metallic bronze size 11° seed beads (A)
2 g gold size 8° seed beads (B)
6 g lustered coral red 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C)
24 crystal argent flare 3mm crystal bicones (D)
108 metallic bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (E)
24 metallic dark bronze 4mm firepolished rounds (F)
12 red 4mm glass pearl rounds (G)
12 red 8mm glass pearl rounds (H)
Crystal 8 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Peekaboo Pearl Pendant

Red Colorway

EVELÍNA PALMONTOVÁ is a proud mother of two children and works as a dental assistant. She did Gobelin embroidery for thirteen years but now fills her free time with making beaded jewelry. Contact Evelína at www.svetrucnychprac.sk.

Download this pattern plus 10 more when you purchase the August/September 2018 issue of Beadwork.


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