Weave a delicate Tudor-inspired locket pendant using Delica beads and seed beads.
I took inspiration from pictures of jewellery thought to be worn by Jane Seymour for this project; in this instance a stunning lapis lazuli and filigree metal locket. I re-imagined it with seed beads and beautiful semi-precious cabochons.
The glass cabochon shown here features a love sonnet by Shakespeare; another famous Tudor from a few generations later than Jane. You can buy my handmade cabochons here or you could use any 18x25mm cabochon of your choice inside.
A knowledge of peyote stitch is necessary for this project and a little experience of bezelling cabochons with beads would be helpful.
Previously published in the Beadworkers Guild Journal.
You will need:
- Japanese seed beads in sizes 8, 11 and 15
- Miyuki Delica beads
- Crystalett® Button (or bead for clasp)
- 1 x 18x25mm oval glass cabochon
- 1 x 13x18mm oval semi-precious cabochon
- Thread, scissors, synthetic wax and beading needles
This pattern is most suitable for intermediate-advanced beaders. A knowledge of peyote stitch would be helpful. The tutorial includes computer-drawn diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions.
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.