After a few hours mixing, matching bead colors and sizes, and figuring an easy way to bezel a rivoli, I decided to use circular netting.
|Round 2: Add one size 11 seed bead between each Superduo.|
|Round 3: With thread coming out a seed bead from round 2, string 8 beads, skip an 11 seed bead and pass through the next seed bead. This is loop one.|
|Loop 2: Go back through the last 3 beads of loop 1. Pick up 5 more beads, skip a bead from round 2, pass through the next bead. Repeat this step 5 more times.|
|To close up round 3, pick up 2 seed beads and go back through the first 3 beads of the first loop.|
|Insert the rivoli then tighten up the loops by passing through all beads in the middle circle.|
*Note: I always put a coat of clear nail polish on the back of the rivoli to protect the foil.
|The front of pendant|
|With the rivoli now secured, more beads can now be added to make a bigger, fancier pendant. The possibilities are endless!|
|Here, another round of 3mm pearls are added on top to add dimension to the pendant.|
|In this final round, two seed beads are added in between the pearls to tighten up the pendant.|
|A loop of seed beads is made to attach the pendant to a store bought necklace.|
|This pendant is attached on a bail bought at Michael's so it can easily slide on and off any chain.|