Waterfall Pendant by Mandi Bugatti

The cascading colors and texture of the English-cut rounds in Mandi Bugatti’s Waterfall Pendant, a chevron-inspired prismatic right-angle-weave pendant, are sure to keep you on trend.


Technique:
Prismatic right-angle weave

Project level: Advanced

Materials list:

1 g metallic nebula size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g blue-lined crystal luster size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g mint julep–lined topaz size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
1 g matte starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
20 matte metallic flax 6mm flat 2-hole front-drilled triangles (E)
75 metallic dark blue suede 3mm English-cut rounds (F)
60 metallic blue suede 3mm English-cut rounds (G)
60 metallic light green suede 3mm English-cut rounds (H)
30 matte metallic flax 3mm English-cut rounds (J)
1 gold 8×14mm lobster clasp
2 gold 5mm jump rings
2 satin Hamilton gold 7 1/2″ pieces of 2×3mm/2×4mm infinity chain
Gray One-G nylon beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 18 3/4″ necklace (with 2 × 11/2″ focal)

Tips:

  • Use 3mm crystal bicones for a pavé look.
  • Play with the design by making shorter or longer tubes and connecting them in different spots.
  • Choose a thread color that closely matches your beads so it blends into the design.

Option:
Adding jump rings in between short sections of chain makes it possible to adjust the necklace length.

Waterfall Pendant

Alternate Colorway:
1 g lilac-lined transparent light amethyst size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g African sunset gold luster size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
1 g saffron galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
1 g matte starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (D)
20 matte metallic flax 6mm flat 2-hole front-drilled triangles (E)
75 metallic purple suede 3mm English-cut rounds (F)
60 matte metallic lava 3mm English-cut rounds (G)
60 matte metallic antique copper 3mm English-cut rounds (H)
30 matte metallic flax 3mm English-cut rounds (J)
1 gold 6×12mm lobster clasp
4 gold 4mm jump rings
21 1/4″ of gold 2×3mm flat oval chain
Gray One-G nylon beading thread

MANDI BUGATTI is a bead artist and creativity coach. She is known for combining bead weaving with mixed-media materials and adding a touch of vintage flair. Visit her website, www.beadcircle.com, and email her at mandibeads@gmail.com.


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