Sekla

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Sekla Pattern

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Jewelry: Sekla
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Jewelry

Type:

Necklace

Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • right angle weave
  • good needle and thread skills
  • netting

Pattern Description:

Sometimes you're in the mood for earrings or a pendant, sometimes for a whole necklace or bracelet. Whatever your mood, this design will satisfy it.

The basic component is a beaded bead which can be made singly for an earring or pendant, or connected with right angle weave for a necklace or bracelet.

The instructions also contain two variants: one using larger rondelles; the other with slightly smaller rondelles. There is not a marked difference in appearance between the two, however the version with the larger rondelles is somewhat fatter around the equator.

This is based on right angle weave and netting, and although you don't need to be proficient in either stitch, you should be at least an intermediate seed beader with good needle and thread skills.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Necklace as long as desired
  • Each beaded bead is about 1.5" in length

Materials:

  • Japanese fringe beads (not magatamas; amount depends on item made)
  • Japanese size 11 seed beads (10-15g for necklace)
  • Japanese size 8 seed beads (under 5g for necklace)
  • 4mm fire-polished beads (8 per beaded bead)
  • 5x7mm fire-polished rondelles and/or 6x9mm fire-polished rondelles (4 per beaded bead)
  • Your favourite beading needle
  • Your favourite beading thread
  • Ear wires (optional for earrings)
  • Jump rings (optional for earrings)
  • Head pins (optional for earrings)
  • Clasp (optional for necklace)

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • thread conditioner (optional)
  • beading surface
  • good lighting
  • magnifiers!

About Designer

About Designer

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I can neither imagine nor remember a time when I wasn't making things.

I have tried almost every fiber art, and currently knit and spin my own yarn. I sew clothes and furnishings occasionally.

I've dabbled in polyclay, lampwork and silver-smithing, but immerse myself in seed beading.

I teach at a local bead store, as well at national shows from time to time. Patterns in my shop are ...

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