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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. ...

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Squared Up

from More Than Somewhat
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Squared Up
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cubic right angle weave

Pattern Description:

Nestle a rivoli in a square in a square and surround it with clusters of fringe beads. Wear one as a pendant, join a series into a bracelet, or a necklace - end-to-end or side-by-side. Add another rivoli to the back to make it reversible, or nest the pendant inside yet another square - see where it takes you! You can use two colours of seed beads if you like, but one colour is fine too. The second colour doesn't form a pattern and isn't used as a cue to make the construction easier, so it really is your choice.

You should be comfortble with right angle weave; the project uses cubic right angle weave, a refresher for which is also contained in the instructions.

Step-by-step fully illustrated instructions take you through making the olive pendant, with descriptions of the variations, such as the blue and lavender pendant , or the reversible red and grey mini-pendant .

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sides of the outer frame are about 1 1/4"


  • 14mm rivoli (1)
  • 3.4mm fringe beads (less than 40)
  • 3mm fire-polished beads (8)
  • Beading needle
  • Beading thread
  • Japanese size 11 seed beads (10g)

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread conditioner (optional)
  • scissors
  • good lightiing
  • beading surface