An original necklace design by Laura McCabe ©2012.
This elaborately beaded necklace was inspired by an early 17th-century Flemish chain in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Each flower is constructed using an innovative bezeling technique which creates elegant settings for the Swarovski crystal dentelle stones that are further enhanced with combination stitching petals and surface embellishment. Connectors are constructed of circular components built using combination stitching.
Techniques: peyote stitch, herringbone stitch, right-angle weave.
Skill level: intermediate to advanced
11-page pattern with full-colour step by step diagrams and written instructions
39ss or 40ss Swarovski dentelles (article 1200) or chatons (article 1100 or 1088), 9-11 stones
5.5mm round freshwater pearls, 30 pearls *
1.5-2mm round freshwater pearls, 300 pearls**
2x4mm Swarovski crystal rondelles (article 5040), 60 – 72 beads
11º Japanese cylinder beads
colour A, 10 grams
colour B, 10 grams
colour C, 5 grams
15º Japanese seed beads
colour A (to match cylinder bead A), 1 gram
colour B (to match cylinder bead B), 6 grams
colour C (to match cylinder bead C), 3 grams
15º Czech charlottes, 3 grams
Size 12 and size 13 English beading needles
** can be substituted with 5mm or 6mm Swarovski pearls
** can be substituted with 13º Czech charlottes or 15º Japanese 3-