This pendant was made using the same technique used for the blue flower earrings, except I made two different components and developed a way to link the two components together. It was not easy to get through. I mean – physically. The two pendant components were made using square stitch. On its own, square stitch is a stitch that requires quite a few passes through each bead. As a result, it’s a very strong stitch and one that is very difficult to take apart when you need to correct a mistake.
The layering and stitching technique used to make this pendant and the earrings requires even more passes through the beads. I start out using a #10 beading needle. They are easier to thread and handle. Once the beads start filling up with thread and get harder and harder to get through, I change to a smaller #13 needle – hard to thread and not as easy to work with. Near the end, I must tread a careful line between using enough force to make the necessary stitches and not using so much that I break any beads. I completed it and love the results. The #13 needle – a bit mangled from the pressure of my hands, but it did the job.