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This necklace with its eye-catching medallion is surprisingly lightweight and comfortable to wear. Faceted beads of gradually increasing sizes swirl within a framework of seed beads, and are suspended from a soft seed beaded chain, fastening with an easy-to-manipulate integral toggle and loop. Attach the chain at two points opposite each other on the pendant and make them shorter for a fabulous and comfortable cuff if you prefer. The medallion is about two inches in diameter, and the necklace can be as long as desired. You will use variations of Russian-style netting for the medallion, and a daisy stitch variant for the necklace chain. I like to choose an outline colour that contrasts quite strongly with the main colour so as to emphasize the swirliness - it could be darker (as I've chosen in two of the samples) or lighter or just different. I'd love to see your colour choices! The fire-polsihed beads are all round beads (which often look slightly oval to me!) - they are NOT rondelles! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY seed beading : netting seed beading : daisy stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 2" diameter length to fit

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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 by and large based on classes I have taught, so they've been tested on real people!