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Mom's Birthday Necklace

I made this necklace from my mom for her birthday. It's a variation on a pattern from Beaded Allure by Kelly Wiese. This book is a fairly recent edition to my library, and I really like it. I've already made a necklace for myself from it as well, but I don't have pictures yet.

My mom's necklace is made from Czech and Japanese seed beads and fire polished  Czech glass beads. The band is a variation on peyote stitch that the book calls diagonal peyote stitch. It uses a basic peyote stitch in the  middle, but different turnarounds on each end to move down one stitch per row. The flowers are woven separately and sewn on after the fact. The necklace closes with a loop and bead closure hidden in the front of the necklace.

It was a fun project, and I look forward to using some of the other patterns in the book.