Bead Embroidered Pendant with Necklace
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My fascination with the stone called Jasper lives on. This particular cabochon (top stone) caught my eye in my local bead shop due to its color and unusual shape. I added a round Jasper cabochon from my collection that contained the same coloration, as well as two red-violet glass cabs.
The remaining stones and assorted beads include lavender and purple faux pearls, cut crystal beads, Japanese iris glass beads, small glass flowers, and a few garnets.
This pendant had a Victorian look to it, hence the title, "Her Majesty."
The back side is finished off with a burnt sienna Ultra Suede fabric, with more tiny glass beads adorning the edges of the pendant, seen only from the back. I prefer this finishing technique so that none of my sewing stitches show.
The bead embroidery was sewn on Nicole Campanella's foundation, NBB, in purple ~ a royal color.
The necklace part is cut crystal beads in magenta with a toggle closure made up of seed beads to carry the theme and to avoid adding a metallic color to the mix.
The edges of the pendant have a tiny picot design made up of the tiniest size 15 seed beads, resembling open lacework.
If you are interested in bead embroidery, I highly recommend the beading foundation created by Nicole Campanella called NBB (Nicole's Bead Backing) You can find it here: