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Jelly Pendant Bead Embroidery Tutorial

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A tutorial for my Jelly jellyfish pendant, brooch or ornament. Jelly is one of a series of sea creature inspired bead embroidery tutorials. This is a full detailed PDF version of the summary pattern originally published in Journal 86 of the Beadworkers Guild.

It uses a variety of bead embroidery, and goldwork embroidery techniques, including seeding, stacking, goldwork (or optional backstitch) and beaded edging to make a statement pendant, brooch or even a beautiful ornament. Will suit intermediate bead weavers or bead embroiderers, or experienced embroiderers looking to learn some bead embroidery techniques.

The 18 page tutorial contains a full materials list, with suggestions for suppliers, variations, colourways and adaptations. The instructions steps include photos to show you what you are aiming for and each step is also written out clearly (in English). All of the different techniques used are covered in full, in a specific techniques section with tips as well as the stepped out instructions, so you should finish this piece ready to use the techniques in your own designs, with a handy stitch guide you can refer back to.

Please note that this listing is for a PDF tutorial, not a finished piece of beadwork, and not a kit - just the instructions. The tutorial will available through Payhip for you to download as a PDF as soon as possible after Payhip detects a cleared payment.

The finished body of the pendant is 5cm long and 6cm wide, the tentacles can be as long as you like underneath that, and as it’s a pendant you can pick the necklace length.

You will need:
  • Seed beads in sizes 15, 11, 8 & 6 in two colours, and size 11 & 15 in another colour.
  • Drop beads - assortment of colours and finishes
  • 5x7mm 2 hole czech cabochons, 5x4mm rounds, 5x2mm rounds
  • Goldwork wires - 30cm Pearl Purl (1.1mm or 1.4mm) (optional - can substitute back-stitched beads)
  • 125cm Hand dyed silk ribbon or threads for the tentacles. I use 25cm in each of at least 5 colours (or 125cm total).
  • Bead backing in a colour to tone with your beads - Nicole's Bead Backing or similar.
  • Backing material - Ultrasuede or similar.
  • Strong Glue - I use E6000
  • Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice (but not Fireline or equivalent - they are awful for embroidery, way too stiff and you’ll want to match colours), optional sewing thread, sharp scissors, and sacrificial non-precious scissors for the goldwork wire.

Exact requirements (number/weight of beads) are given on my website here -

Jelly's companion Squidy is available as a tutorial in my Payhip shop.

As a beader who designs and sells largely to support my own out of control bead buying habit, you may make from my tutorials to sell (in small quantities only) so you can buy lots more beads (and tutorials), but please ensure you give me full credit as designer.
Please do respect my rights as a designer and do not pass finished pieces off as your own design, teach the design, or reproduce this tutorial or the images in it in any way.  Thank you!
You will get a PDF (12MB) file
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