This project is a quick and simple pendant, looks like a snowflake in white, and looks really bright and cheerful or sophisticated in other colors.
18 inches silver chain with links big enough for the wire
6 inches 22 gauge silver wire
1 6mm accent bead
1 accent bead ( I used a 8mm faceted oval)
size 11 Japanese seed beads
round nose pliers
Start by making a loop of 16 beads, tie off, then go through the 6mm, then through the 8th bead from the top bead, come back through the 6mm and back into the top size 11.
Add 8 seed beads, go back through the 4th bead from needle, add 4 beads, then go back in starting circle, skipping a bead from where you started from. Come up through the last bead added, add 7 beads, go back in the 4th bead from needle, work in pattern for 8 petals, One the last petal when finishing it add 3 beads and go in the last bead of the first petal.
Cut chain in half and add the the clasp of your choice.
Cut off 4 inches from the wire, run wire through the top of one petal,bend around tip of pliers, then bend each side of the wire around the tips of the pliers to create a small clover type shape. Create eyes at top of wires, run eyes through the ends of the chains.
With remaining wire, make a small clover in one end of it, this time starting from one side, then the bottom loop, then the other side, string on the other accent bead, thread wire through the bottom bead of the flower,make a small eye, and cut off surplus wire.
Your done! In almost no time at all! Make lots of them in different colors. I love these for samplers to see how colors work together!