Making a Floral Bead Embroidered Necklace

Using the cute little beaded flowers that I showed you a couple weeks agao, plus a few more styles, I fashioned a floral necklace that I named for my mother: RuthAnn’s Garden. RuthAnn has an absolutely magic touch with flowers of all types, and her garden is always a riot of colors from the earliest spring to the lastest fall.

The focal flower on the top of the piece is styled after a hibiscus, modified slightly (but only slightly!) from the excellent instructions given by Kerrie Slade in the April 2009 issue of Bead&Button Magazine.

For my general instructions on bead embroidery, please check Bead Embroidery Techniques.

Step by step instructions for RuthAnn’s Garden:

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    • http://www.jkdjewelry.com Jeannie

      When I first saw the picture, it reminded me of a little purse with a beaded handle.
      Beautiful name for a Beautiful necklace.

    • http://www.mazeltovjewelry.com Cyndi Lavin

      That’s so funny, Jeannie, because my mother thought it was a little purse too when I sent her the image :-)