Designed by Nancy Cain.
The legend of Cupid, the young god who shot arrows into the heart of humans so they would fall in love is an endearing theme of intimacy, commitment and passion. We could all use a little bit more love in the world and what better way to remind us than with the beads we love! Make this 3-dimensional sculptural arrow that is the focal piece and toggle for the structural open crystal framed heart. Suspend it with a strap of embellished St. Petersburg chain.
Level - Intermediate
Techniques - Flat and tubular peyote, St. Petersburg chain
Pattern with full diagrams and written instructions
This necklace is made of three colours. The sample uses a classic triad.
Colour 1 is fuchsia and is the accent colour
Colour 2 is 24k gold and is second in prominence
Colour 3 is green and is the predominant colour.
Use round profile beads only, please.
Colour 1: 4mm bicone crystals surround the heart, seed bead accents on the arrow and strap
1 count - 6mm Swarovski bicone crystal
32 count - 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals
2 grams -15/0 Seed Bead
5 grams - 11/0 Seed Bead
2 grams - Size 11 Delica
Colour 2: Main colour of the heart frame, the accent colour on the arrow and little flower shape on the strap
(D) 5 grams - 15/0 Seed Bead
(E) 4 grams - 11/0 Seed Bead
(F) 2 grams - Size 11 Delica
Colour 3: The predominant colour of the arrow and the base colour of the strap
(G) 3 grams - 15/0
(H) 12 grams - 12 grams
24 count- Spiral Bugle
Thread: One G