Hey there! In today’s beading tutorial I will show you how to make a necklace with five out of the eight bead shapes that I received in the June 2021 Hot & Trendy Beads of the Month Club. Please see below for the full list of materials:
Materials List (18" Necklace)
✔ 34 – Delos Par Puca Beads (chalk purple luster)
✔ 34 – Arcos Par Puca Beads (vega on chalk)
✔ 17 – Octo 3-hole Beads (turquoise green)
✔ 17 – Gekko Beads (crystal etched aluminum)
✔ 34 – SuperUno Beads (turquoise green)
✔ 11/0 Seed Beads (Toho – Nickel Plated)
✔ 15/0 Seed Beads (Toho – Nickel Plated)
✔ 2 – 4.5mm Wire Guards
✔ Bead Mat
About the Butterfly Garden Necklace Design:
The way the beads come together in certain areas remind me of butterflies, and that’s where the name Butterfly Garden Necklace came from. I was challenged to create a new design based on contents from the June 2021 Hot & Trendy Beads of the Month Club. I think the colors of the Mermaid Elegance theme pair well in this design for a bold, feminine, beaded statement. This was also my first time receiving the new Delos Par Puca shape, so I definitely wanted to include them in the final project.
The fact that three types of 3-hole beads came in this month’s subscription package inspired me to try to put them all together. Both the Gekko and SuperUno beads are what I consider “drop” shapes, and combining them in this piece helped to bring the turquoise green and silver tones together to make the color scheme a bit more cohesive, I also like the interest of using “drop,” which are a similar size, but different shape, color, and texture. On a random note, the aluminum etched beads will forever make me think of tin foil. 😉
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