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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...

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Arabesque Necklace

from Manek-Manek Beads
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Arabesque Necklace
Arabesque Necklace
Arabesque Necklace
Arabesque Necklace
Arabesque Necklace
Arabesque Necklace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • CRAW
  • Peyote

Pattern Description:

Arabesque - a beautiful, elegant and graceful dance position in classical ballet.
The ballerina stands on one leg with the other leg extended behind the body, with both legs held straight. She appears light and flowing, the epitome of grace and beauty.

Arabesque - a complex, ornate design of intertwined floral, foliate, and geometric figures especially popular in Islamic Art.

Arabesque - In music it is an ornate, whimsical composition especially for piano.

The many meanings of arabesque all serves to describe beauty and grace. The Arabesque is woven from complex cubic right angle weave. Hundreds of tiny seed beads are cleverly woven to form an intertwined design reminiscent of the Islamic arabesque. The graceful silk tassel swings gracefully just like a ballerina on stage in an arabesque.

A long and graceful necklace that swings and flows with every movement. Beautiful spiralling components gives it its complex and sophisticated elegant feel. Definitely for the woman who loves the finer things in life.

23 pages, over 150 illustrations & pictures
Adobe Acrobat file (PDF)
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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Internal Circumference : 72 cm
  • Pendant (Including Tassel) : 5 cm (W) x 16.5 cm (H)


  • Seed Beads
  • Delica Beads
  • Tassels
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • 6lb Fireline is recommended
  • E6000

You Will Also Need:

  • Sharp Scissors
  • Light and magnifcation if desired