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Circular Splendor Necklace #586

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Circular Splendor Necklace #586
Circular Splendor Necklace #586
Circular Splendor Necklace #586
Circular Splendor Necklace #586
Circular Splendor Necklace #586

Pattern Description:

"Circular Splendor Necklace" PDF Beading Pattern

With the circular brick stitch technique, you can create these absolutely stunning "Circular Splendor" beaded necklaces! Incorporate all different sizes and shapes of beads to create your own unique combinations! With over 55 high resolution full color photos and easy to follow step-by-step directions, you have a stunning new necklace to show off! Bead happy!

For years I had been frustrated with circular brick stitch because I thought that there was a certain number of beads that I had to put on for each round and my pendants never ended up looking right. Eventually, I learned that there is a way you can "read" your thread and tell how many beads you need to add. When I finally figured out the tricks to this stitch, I became excited with all the possibilities! You can create any size pendant you'd like with any beads you have sitting around! This is a great project for left over bead stashes!

I cannot tell you exactly how many beads to put on each round because I have found that the sizes of the beads vary slightly with different manufacturers (for instance my Toho 11/0's are a slightly different size then my Miyuki 11/0's). Usually, this does not cause a problem with most beading stitches, but it does change the number of beads you'll need in each round with the circular brick stitch. Therefore, I will show you how to know how many beads you need and the tricks to creating a stunning beaded pendant!

Tutorial by: Cara Landry


  • #12 long beading needle
  • 6lb FireLine beading thread
  • 11/0 seed beads x (4) colors
  • 8/0 seed beads
  • 4mm beads - I used round glass fire polished beads
  • 3mm beads - I used round glass fire polished beads
  • 6mm round bead - I used a glass pearl
  • Flexible beading wire - I used Flex-rite .018" wire
  • Clasp - lobster claw and closed jump ring, toggle, magnet, etc
  • 2x2mm crimp tubes
  • Flush cutter
  • Crimp tool