This pendant was originally designed as part of a lariat necklace for the book, as the final ‘finish with a flourish’ project, using little bits from previous projects to create a whole new piece. However, the project ended up just too large. I reduced it to just the pendant, but we already had enough pendants in the book, so the final project was completely re-designed and this pendant was side-lined.
However, it’s just too pretty not to use, so I’ve re-written it as a pendant tutorial instead and here it is, ‘Revelation’. So called because with the petals seeming to unfold around the central rivoli, it appear to be revealing the crystal. The use of contrasting colours emphasises the shape and texture even more.
It’s not as complicated as it looks. A simple netted bezel, similar to the one I did around the Faith pendant, then a modified Peyote stitch to put the petals together. The hardest part was probably weaving back through the petals to the centre. I tend to pull really tight, which makes it difficult to weave back, as the needle doesn’t always want to go through the bead without the assistance of my pliers. I just takes a little more ‘wiggling’.
I think the results are gorgeous, don’t you?
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.