Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 67

11 12 Step 11 Now you need to connect the HT beads you added in Step 9 to the Size 15/0 seed beads in the bezel. PU one Size 15/0, one Size 11/0, one B bead, one Size 11/0 and one Size 15/0 seed bead. If your thread is pointing to the right (exiting one HT) then connect it to the Size 15/0 to the right of the FP in the bezel below the HT. PU one Size 15/0, one Size 11/0, one B bead, one Size 11/0, one Size 15.9 seed bead again and connect to the next HT from Step 9 – through it’s lower hole. Repeat around your beadwork, pulling the beads firmly when completed. You should now have a pretty zig zag formation of beads on the top layer of your beadwork. Exit your needle through one HT (Diagram 11). Step 12 To strengthen your zig zag layer, take your needle and thread through all of the beads you added in the previous Step. Stitch through the Size 15/0, Size 11/0, B bead, Size 11/0, Size 15/0 bead, the Size 15/0 in the bezel and the next Size 15/0, Size 11/0, B bead, Size 11/0, Size 15/0 bead. PU one Size 15/0, one Size 11/0 Delica bead, one Size 15/0, then skip the HT bead and PNT the next Size 15/0, Size 11/0, B bead, Size 11/0, Size 15/0, the Size 15/0 in the bezel and the next Size 15/0, Size 11/0, B bead, Size 11/0, Size 15/0. Repeat around your beadwork shape, keeping the tension on your work as you go. Work your needle through your beadwork, tying some half-hitch knots as you go (Diagram 12). Step 13 To create a bail for your pendant, work your needle through your beadwork to exit a Size 11/0 bead you added in Step 8 between the FP beads. Make a single or double bead loop - or bail style of your choice. Work your thread through your bead loops again to strengthen, and then through your beadwork, tying some halfhitch knots as you go. Trim your thread. To see more of Eva’s beautiful beadwork visit her online at www.doboseva.hu