Level : Beginner to intermediate
Material for one component.
- 16 pcs. Crystal bicone 3mm. (Rose Water Opal) (My friend Carol tested it with 4mm. it worked fine!)
- 8 pcs. Crystal bicone 4mm. (Amethyst)
- 8 pcs. Czech fire polished 4mm. (Not sure the color name, Lavender Pearl Coated, maybe?)
- Approx 1g. 11/0 Seed beads (Miyuki Duracoat Muscat #4206)
- Nymo D or your favorite thread
- Beading needle
If you want to add dangle, just add drop beads or any pendant bead you like.
Cut the thread around one arm. Pick up [11/0 and Czech 4mm.] four times, total of eight beads. Pass through all beads again to form a tight square. Leave the tail. Exit at the 11/0 (red arrow).
Pick up crystal 4mm. three 11/0s and crystal 4mm. Pass through the next 11/0 (red arrow).
Repeat step 2 all around. You should get this. Exit at 11/0 (red arrow).
Pick up crystal 3mm, 11/0 and crystal 3mm. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow).
Note : The thread may be visible here. If you don't like this, you can add 15/0. (15/0, 3mm, 11/0, 3mm and 15/0) or just change to 4mm.
Repeat step 4 all around. You should get this. Exit at 11/0 between crystal 3mm (red arrow).
Pick up crystal 3mm. Pass through the three 11/0s (red arrows).
Pick up crystal 3mm. Pass through 11/0 (red arrow).
Pass through 3mm, 11/0 (at the base) and the next 3mm and 11/0 (blue arrow).
Repeat step 6 and 7 all around. You should get these four little flowers. Exit at crystal 4mm (red arrow).
Pick up 11/0, Czech 4mm and 11/0. Pass through crystal 4mm. (red arrow) and the next crystal 4mm (blue arrow).
Pass through the next two 11/0s (red arrow). Pick up three 11/0s and pass through 11/0 (red arrow).
Pass through the next 11/0 and the next two crystals 4mm. (blue arrow).
Repeat step 9 and 10 all around. You should get this. Your component is finished here.
You can use this component for pendant, earrings, ring or even bracelet. I don't have enough 3mm to complete the bracelet. lol
Hope you like it. Happy beading!