Riviava by Caren Smith

Caren Smith’s quick Riviava components are a beautiful way to capture and protect a crystal rivoli. There are a lot of ways to work them into your jewelry designs! Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Riviava


Pattern Details

Techniques: Circular and tubular netting, tubular peyote stitch

Project level: Easy

Materials:
1 g frosted teal transparent size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g silver-lined brown size 11° cylinder beads (B)
1 g crystal Celsian 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C)
30 aqua fire-etched 3×6mm farfalle beads (D)
5 crystal magic wine 10×3mm 3-hole AVA beads (E)
1 foil-back topaz 16mm crystal rivoli
Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Riviava Main Colorway

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 1 1/4″

Artist’s Tip: Make sure there aren’t any blocked holes in each multi-hole bead before stringing it. Discard any beads with blocked holes. Trying to unblock the holes can easily break these beads.

Pendant Option: Don’t add the last set of 2D in Round 6. Weave a bail using two-needle netting with C and A according to Fig. 4.

Riviava Pendant Option

Pendant Option

Alternate Colorway:
1 g matte metallic silver galvanized Duracoat size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g mauve transparent size 11° cylinder beads (B)
1 g Aztec gold 5×2.5mm 2-hole SuperDuos (C)
28 gold etched 3×6mm farfalle beads (D)
5 ancient gold 10×3mm 3-hole AVA Beads (E)
1 foil-back topaz 16mm crystal rivoli
Smoke 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Riviava Alternate Colorway

Alternate Colorway

CAREN SMITH is a self-taught bead artist who loves to design with all of the wonderful shaped and multi-hole beads on the market. She loves to travel, and she incorporates what she sees into her beadwork. Contact Caren at carensbeadcreations@gmail.com.

Download this pattern plus 11 more when you purchase the October/November 2018 issue of Beadwork.


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