Circular Splendor Necklace #586

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Jewelry: Circular Splendor Necklace #586
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

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Pattern Description:

"Circular Splendor Necklace" PDF Beading Pattern

With the circular brick stitch technique, you can create these absolutely stunning "Circular Splendor" beaded pendants! Incorporate all different sizes and shapes of beads to create your own unique combinations! I'll also show you how to create simple beaded necklaces to compliment your beautiful pendants! With over 55 high resolution full color photos and easy to follow step by step directions, you'll have the perfect new beading project to dive into!


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 teach you how to know how many beads you need and the tricks to creating a stunning beaded pendant!

* The number of beads will vary due to the inconsistencies in the sizes of the beads so make sure you have some extras of each.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" Simple Beaded Necklace


  • "Circular Splendor" pendant materials: The number of beads will vary due to the inconsistencies in the sizes of the beads so make sure you have some extras of each.
  • Long beading needle (I like size #12)
  • FireLine or WildFire - I recommend 4lb, 6lb or 8lb (If you use glass crystals for your 3mm or 4mm beads, make sure you use 8lb or 10lb thread.)
  • (1) 6mm bead - I used a Swarovski glass pearl
  • (4 colors) of 11/0 seed beads
  • (1 color) 8/0 seed bead
  • (20-25) 4mm beads - I used glass Fire Polish beads
  • (20-28) 3mm beads - I used glass Fire Polish beads
  • Flush cutter

You Will Also Need:

  • Materials for 18" Simple Beaded Necklace: (22") Beading wire (I used Flex-rite .018") - You'll want a length of wire at least 4" longer then your desired finished length (I used 22" for a finished 18" necklace.)
  • (at least 56) 3mm beads (you'll need approx. 4 beads/inch)
  • (at least 28) 4mm beads (you'll need approx. 2 beads/inch)
  • (at least 26) 8/0 seed beads (you'll need approx. 2 beads/inch)
  • (at least 52) 11/0 seed beads (you'll need approx. 4 beads/inch)
  • (1) Clasp of your choice - lobster claw and jump ring, toggle, magnet, etc
  • (2) 2x2 crimp tubes
  • (1) Crimp tool

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