Winter Flower Necklace by Laura Graham

Use tubular netting, right-angle weave, and picots to transform bezeled rivolis into beautiful connected flowers to create Laura Graham’s Winter Flower Necklace.


Winter Flower Necklace

Winter Flower Necklace by Laura Graham: Alternate Colorway: Plum

Techniques:
Tubular netting
Right-angle weave
Picot
Peyote stitch

Project level: Intermediate

Materials list:
3 g dark seafoam galvanized Duracoat size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g seafoam luster size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
2 g dark seafoam galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (C)
16 g matte metallic blue 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (D)
19 matte metallic blue 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
46 Chrysolite 3mm crystal bicones (F)
2 foil-back mint green 12mm crystal rivolis
1 foil-back mint green 14mm crystal rivoli
78 Montana blue pastel 2mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 silver 15×42mm hook clasp
Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 11 beading needle

Finished size: 20″

Tips:

  • Check all three holes of the Arcos par Puca beads to make sure they aren’t blocked before stringing them.
  • You may need to use a size 12 beading needle when connecting the components because of the number of passes through the size 15° seed beads.
  • Take care when stitching through the fire-polished rounds in the bezel. Don’t pull the thread too tightly, or the beads or your thread could break.

Alternate colorways:

Winter Flower Necklace by Laura Graham: Alternate Colorway: Biege

Winter Flower Necklace by Laura Graham: Alternate Colorway: Biege

BEIGE
3 g metallic denim size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
3 g gold-lined Montana size 11° Japanese seed beads (B and C)
16 g matte metallic beige 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (D)
19 matte metallic beige 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
46 denim blue 3mm crystal bicones (F)
2 foil-back mystique 12mm crystal rivolis
1 foil-back mystique 14mm crystal rivoli
78 nickel AB 2mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 gunmetal 15×42mm hook clasp
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

PLUM
3 g gray-gold luster size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
3 g frosted rose beige size 11° Japanese seed beads (B and C)
16 g matte metallic plum pink 2.5×3mm Minos par Puca beads (D)
19 matte metallic plum pink 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
46 Pacific opal 3mm crystal bicones (F)
2 foil-back light amethyst 12mm crystal rivolis
1 foil-back light amethyst 14mm crystal rivoli
78 aqua Celsian 2mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 matte gold 15×42mm hook clasp
Crystal 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

LAURA GRAHAM started beading in 2007 after she was diagnosed with lupus. Making jewelry became her way of coping with the disease, and now she is an award-winning designer and practices bead weaving therapy every day. She lives in Las Vegas with her husband, has an Etsy shop, and has started teaching her designs. You can reach her at www.desertstarcreations.etsy.com or at laura@desertstarcreations.com.


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