To make this pendant, you will need the following materials:
- 30 Swarovski bicones, crystal AB, 3mm
- 30 Swarovski bicones, crystal AB, 4mm
- 3 grams size 15 metallic gold seed beads
- 1 gold filled jump ring, 6mm
- Beading thread - WildFire 10 lb. test or FireLine 6 lb. test recommended
- Size 12 beading needle
- Scissors or thread cutter
1. Pick Up the First Set of Beads
Pick up 1 seed bead and 1 3mm crystal; repeat for a total of 15 seed beads and 15 3mm crystals. Tie into a ring using a square knot.
Pass needle through the next 3mm crystal and seed bead in the ring.
2. Starting the Netting
Pick up 5 seed beads and pass through the next seed bead in the ring. Pull snugly.
3. Adding Seed Beads Around the Ring
Continue to add sets of 5 seed beads around the ring, skipping the bicones and passing through the next seed bead.
When you have added the last set of seed beads, pass through the next seed bead in the ring, then up through the first 3 seed beads added.
4. Add a Round of 4mm Bicones
Pick up one 4mm bicone and pass needle through the 3rd seed bead of the next set in the ring. Pull snugly.
5. Complete the Round of 4mm Bicones
Continue to add 4mm bicones all around the ring.
After you have added the last bicone, pass needle through the next bicone and the next seed bead and pull snugly.
6. Second Round of Netting
To stitch the second round of netting, pick up 7 seed beads and pass through the next seed bead in the ring. (This will be the third seed bead of the previous round of seed beads.)
As you stitch this round of seed beads, try to stitch through the back or inside of the seed beads from the previous round. This will keep the netting below the crystals and the crystal bicones will "pop" out a bit more.
After you have added the last set of seed beads, pass through the first seed bead at the beginning of the round, and through the next four seed beads.
7. Add a Row of 4mm Bicones
Add a second row of 4mm bicones as you did in Step 4. Stitch through the center bead of the 7-bead netted round.
After adding the last bicone, pass through the next bicone and the next seed bead in the ring and pull snugly.
8. The Third Round of Netting
Add a third round of netting, using sets of 5 beads:
Pick up 5 seed beads, pass through the center seed bead of the last row of netting.
Pull snugly, and try to stitch through the back/inside of the beaded ring so that the bicones "pop" out a bit and the beaded netting is on the inside of the circle that is forming.
After you have added the last set of seed beads, pass through the first seed bead in the round and through the next 3 seed beads. Pull snugly.
9. Add the Last Round of Bicones
Add a last round of 3mm bicones:
Pick up a 3mm bicone and pass through the center (third) seed bead of the 5-bead netting from the previous round. Pull snugly.
After you have added the last bicone, pass through the next 3mm bicone and seed bead of the round and pull snugly.
10. The Last Row of Netting
Work another row of 5 bead netting around the last row of 3mm bicones.
If possible, stitch through the back of the seed beads on the interior of the ring. If you can't, don't worry on this row. You can also try to push each set of 5 beads back to the inside of the ring as you add them.
After you've added the last set of 5 beads, pass through the first bead again. Then pass through the first 3 beads of the first 5 bead set of this round.