Create a dazzling beaded pendant out of 3D structural elements that frame delicate flowers. The Oscillations Pendant features a trio of beaded components that form shadowboxes around beaded flowers, engineered with a unique combination of stitches from a collection of two-hole beads and Japanese seed beads. The pendant is finished with a gorgeous Swarovski drop crystal and a twisting spiral rope.
Students will learn how to combine Miyuki Tila beads, SuperDuo beads, Rizo beads, Swarovski rivoli crystals, and Japanese seed beads into the structured Oscillations components. Students will also learn how to link these components together into a pendant, how to attach a sparkly Swarovski drop crystal, how to weave a custom beaded bail, and how to weave a matching spiral rope. Each element in this piece can be adapted into custom designs such as a matching pair of earrings or a bracelet, and some examples of these variations will be discussed in class.
Prerequisites: Students should be comfortable working with the circular peyote and netting stitches, and with working with size 15° seed beads. Familiarity with the right angle weave stitch is also helpful.
Skill level: Intermediate
Class length: One day