Floating Heart - Nina Libin
? 2018, Nina Libin
Take 4?-5 yards of 3-ply metallic thread and string: 48-50 seed beads size 11 on one tail for Sh. A; secure with a ¡¥stopper¡¦ bead, then string 75-80 beads on the second tail for Sh. B; secure with a ¡¥stopper¡¦ bead.
Load the shuttles CTM: 1? yard of thread with 50 beads on Sh. A and 3-3? yards with 80 beads on Sh. B. Follow the pattern and the diagram below.
[Note: My font does not permit me to insert the correct number of beads symbols as shown in Nina's original guide below. I have used a photo of it instead.]
Pattern for the Pendant:
Tie the tails and hide them inside beads.
Insert FR7 in long beaded picot of R1 (see the picture above).
Symbols & Abbreviations:
1, 2, 3... number of double stitches
FR floating ring (ring off chain)
. close a ring or shape a chain
RW reverse work
+ regular join
LJ lock join (join with shuttle thread)
SS switch shuttles
trillium is a picot with 3 beads
Sample of up and down beads by Mary Donohue.
Pattern for the Neck Chain:
You will need about 4-4? yards of the same 3-ply metallic embroidery thread and 38 beads. Important! Make a sample of [??] x 20 to know how many ¡¥half & half¡¦ stitches you need; with my tension 20 stitches make 1?" - 1?"; a comfortable necklace is usually 18" - 20", hence [? ?] x 120 (140) for each half of the Neck Chain, in your pattern they are Lock Chains 2 and 4.
To start the actual Neck chain load 2? yards of thread with 38 beads on the shuttle and leave 1?-2 yards as your ball.
Tie the tails and hide them inside seed beads.
To insert the Neck Chain:
- Pull both tails of the Neck Chain through R1 of the finished Pendant from front to back; that will place beaded R3 of the Neck Chain up front.
- Loop tails of the Neck Chain through that R3 from back to front and snug.
- Attach the clasp to R1 and R5 of the Neck Chain and hide tails inside beads.
Courtesy of Nina Libin, email@example.com www.beanile.com
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