This lesson teaches you to make a beaded frame for a pendant. Though it is shown on a teardrop shaped bead, it can easily be adapted to work with almost any shape of bead, including crystal points. Also, if you prefer a frame without beads, you can leave them out of the weave for a simpler look. You could even use a different style of weave for the frame.
With a little bit of imagination, and few changes here and there, you can create a limitless number of pieces using the techniques in this tutorial.
The stone used for the pendant I made while illustrating this tutorial is a titanium druzy teardrop. An excellent supplier for the druzy beads used in this design is NeatoThings on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/neatothings (She also sells the gorgeous Solar Quartz beads that I used in one of the sample pendants)
My name is Donna. I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I've played a little bit with most types of crafts but I keep coming back to sewing, polymer clay and jewelry making most of ...
My name is Donna. I've been making "stuff" for as long as I can remember. I've played a little bit with most types of crafts but I keep coming back to sewing, polymer clay and jewelry making most of the time (ok, mostly jewelry).
If you would like to see more of my work you can find it in my etsy shops, http://www.GailaviraJewelry.com , http://www. ShutUpAndCuffMe.com and http://www.GoddessReturn.com .