Hey beautiful! In today’s video, I will show you how to make a beaded necklace, inspired by the contents of the May-June ’22 BeadingSchool Academy box (Tulip Mania), which includes several handmade flower components. First, we will make a single flower with Czech petals, Gekko beads, and seed beads, surrounding a 2-hole cabochon. Then, once three flowers have been beaded, I will show you how to string them together, with additional beads, and incorporate them into a full and complete necklace.
Please see below for the full list of materials and beading diagrams:
Materials List (18" Necklace):
✔ 18 – 7x8mm Czech Petal Beads (chalk white lila vega luster)
✔ 18 – Gekko Beads (white lila luster)
✔ 3 – CzechMates 2-Hole Cabochon Beads (chalk white lila vega luster)
✔ 4 – 12mm Pearls (Preciosa – burgundy)
✔ 60 – 3mm Fire Polished Beads (white lila luster)
✔ 1g – 11/0 Round Seed Beads (Miyuki Purple Iris)
✔ 3g – 15/0 Round Seed Beads (Miyuki Matte Metallic Silver)
✔ Beading Thread – 6lb FireLine
✔ Beading Needle, Size 10 or 11
✔ 22″ – Bead Stringing Wire
✔ 6 – Crimp Beads
✔ 6 – Crimp Covers
✔ 2 – Wire Guards
✔ 2 – Jump Rings
✔ 1 – Lobster Clasp
✔ 2″ of Chain, for extender (optional)
✔ Jewelry Pliers
Colors Used in the Alternate Design:
The beads used in this colorway are the same as the other, except for the following:
10mm Pearls (Preciosa – light grey)
3mm Fire Polished Beads (saturated metallic crocus)
Precious Petals Necklace Design
There are many different ways to use these beaded flower components. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box, and simply use one as a single pendant, turn two of them into a pair of earrings, or incorporate them into a bracelet, for a few examples.
You could even make this necklace with more than three flower components, using them to surround the majority of the length!
With the seed bead work that has been woven onto the back of each component, it’s easy to string the top third directly onto bead stringing wire. Gravity does the work to allow the flowers to hang perfectly at the front of the necklace, and no additional sewing is needed in order to attach them to the beaded chain.
10 or 12mm pearls are used to space out the floral components, but you could use almost any single hole bead to accomplish the same task. Perhaps you’d also like to incorporate some Czech glass leaf beads into the mix. Have fun!
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While you’re here, check out the unboxing of the May – June 2022 BeadingSchool Academy Subscription box:
*BeadingSchool provided me with the materials to create this project and tutorial video. The thoughts expressed are 100% my own.
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