The focal point of this necklace is the pendant which is a large self-supporting hexagonal beaded bead.The top and bottom of the beaded bead is sealed off with large Swarovski Crystal Domes that sit within a two tired ringed cap. The hexagonal shape of the pendant is formed using peyote stitch to create a cylinder with structured lines of beadwork along the length of the cylinder forming a hexagon.The pendant is embellished with bicone crystals and small round crystals.The connection between the pendant and the necklace strap is another smaller hexagonal beaded bead which acts as a slide between the pendant and the necklace strap.The necklace strap has additional beaded beads sewn onto it which are a design repeat of the beaded slide that the pendant is hangs from. The ends of the necklace strap are capped off with a peyote tube.The closure for the necklace is a small beaded button which is secured with bead loops to the necklace strap ends.
Skill Level – Advanced
Stitches used for this project - Peyote, Ladder and Herringbone stitches
Three colors of Cylinder beads (delicas)
Four colors of size 15 seedbeads
One color of size 11 seedbeads
3mm Bicone crystals
4mm round crystals
6mm round crystals
Crystal Domes - Swarovski article 5542
6 LB Test Fireline
Size 12 beading needles and sharps
Bound Instruction Manual - 81 pages and 232 illustrations
Please note: Due to the number of printed pages in the Booklet, this pattern costs $5.00 more than other patterns (included in price).