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Gumdrop Jellyfish


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Beautiful, colorful, mysterious and fascinating. The jellyfish is a member of the Phylum Cnidaria, a structurally simple group of marine animals. The jellyfish is 98% water. They have a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell and trailing tentacles that are used to catch fish. You would have thought that the tentacles of the jellyfish would make excellent rudders but although they can move by contracting their bodies, they really don't have much control over where they go. They just drift along with the water current. Although there are many types of jellyfish what is common to both is their radial symmetry (body parts radiating from a central axis). It is this radial symmetry that inspired this fun rope with a jellyfish pendant complete with tentacles. Czech Gumdrops and crystal pearls form the umbrella-shaped body of the jellyfish. A netting of little beads secure all the gumdrops and crystal pearls in place. Czech daggers and sparkly crystals form the not so deadly tentacles of this jellyfish. A simple herringbone rope with different size and shapes of beads provide the necklace to hang the pendant. Fun and intricate looking but still eminently suited to the intermediate beader. EXTENT 15 pages, over 80 illustrations & pictures Adobe Acrobat file (PDF) Colour codes are not included in the purchase of the tutorial. COPYRIGHT All rights reserved. No part of this design, tutorial, kit and/or instruction may be reproduced, distributed or loaned for in any manner and for any reason without the expressed permission of the author. The use of this design and instruction is limited to non-commercial purposes only. Thank you for looking around. Do visit for more kits, tutorials and eye candy. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Netting Herringbone SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Inner Circumference : 60 cm Pendant Height : 9.5 cm

Supplies Needed

  • Czech Gumdrops
  • Swarovski Crystal Pearls
  • Seed Beads

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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live in the South East Asian region. They have the most beautiful colors and designs and I wanted a pair of my own. Once I made the first pair, then a second, then a third. Then I discovered other kinds of beads and other methods of putting the beads together. You can say from then on there was no stopping me.