This Paisley Duo pendant pattern shows you how to build upon a floral motif to create a reversible pendant. So, let me tell you a little more about this project.
You will need the following beads to create this pendant:
- Paisley Duo beads (or you can substitute with ZoliDuos – the pattern explains how)
- Crescent beads
- Size 11 delicas
- 4mm pearls (or substitute with 4mm firepolish or crystals)
- Size 15 seed beads
- Two 14mm rivolis
- Beading thread
In the pattern, I have given you the bead colours I used. I have also recommended fireline beading thread, but you are welcome to choose something different if you prefer.
You have lots of colour combinations you can try. If you’re interested in learning more about colour, then have you checked out this online course yet?
Experience and Techniques
This is an intermediate level project. You will be using a range of simple beading techniques:
- Peyote stitch
- Modified Right Angle Weave
- Square stitch
I have given you very detailed instructions with diagrams and photos to show you the thread paths and construction methods. This tutorial is also supported by a YouTube demonstration. Link is included in the pattern instructions. So, you have loads of help and information to ensure you can make your paisley duo pendant with ease.
About the Paisley Duo Pendant Pattern
I was taking part in an online beadalong focusing on creating flowers from shaped seed beads. Playing around with some of the shapes I had to hand, I came up with this flower motif. Now, I could immediately see that it had huge potential for development. So, I started trying out different ideas.
This reversible pendant became one of the projects. I have also created a beaded box. The motif is quick and easy to create. So, I’m sure, like the others who have tried it, you will also love exploring this idea.
In the tutorial, I have given you some suggestions for altering and personalising this project. You might want to add it to a beaded rope, for example. So, this is a great design for giving as a gift, or selling at craft fairs.