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Brick Stitched Peacock Pendant



One of the most frequently requested patterns off my website is for a brick stitched peacock eye I made a few years ago. It was inspired by mother, who kept a large vase full of peacock feathers as a decoration. When I was young, those gorgeous, colorful feathers intrigued me. A lot of people use them in jewelry, but the advantage to a beaded version is that it's less likely to be crushed and can be cleaned easily.
So I graphed it finally.

You will need size 11 seed beads in
Dk green (I used a matte transparent dark green)
Metallic bronze
Peacock blue (I'm not sure exactly which shade I used)
Black
6 mm faceted beads in black and bronze
clasp
needle and thread, I used a size 11 needle and silamide

The pattern is done in brick stitch with a 4 bead wide foundation row. The little motifs I made and strung the neck chain with multiple strands that wove into them for a sort of split loom effect, connected with a clasp in the back.

Then the fringe, fringe is what really makes this necklace, it's one of my favorites to wear over a black sweater in the winter.

Weave back to the 13th bead from the botton on one side, and string 5 green beads, one bronze bead, a 6 mm black bead, one bronze bead, 30 green beads, 5 bronze beads, 1 green bead, 6 mm bronze bead, 1 green bead, 5 bronze beads, 30 green beads, then up through the bronze bead under the black faceted bead, and through the rest of the beads at the start, back up through the bead you started the fringe in, then down the bead next to it, to the bead below it and repeat.
Put a fringe on each of the beads marked with a red X, (25 fringe strands total)
Weave in the ends, and it's done.
I hope you enjoy the necklace!
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