New Pattern – Peony Necklace with Piggy Beads and SuperDuos

I have been so excited about this new necklace pattern and am so excited to finally share it with you! The pattern is available here, if you want to learn it yourself.

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Tada! This is my newest pattern – the Peony necklace! It uses both Piggy beads and SuperDuos, so all you two-hole bead fanatics should be pleased.

CHALK PINK LUSTER: 4x8mm Two-Hole Piggy Dome Half Hemisphere Czech Glass Beads (30 beads)

Click through to Aria Design Studio, where I buy most of my piggy beads.

I was very perplexed by the new Piggy bead shape. It’s bowl-shaped with two holes going through the bottom of the bowl. One hole is centered, while the other one is off to one side. This makes a weird cup/petal/bowl thing and, even less flattering, it’s named after a pig’s snout… I was not at all sure how I felt about these oddball beads.

Inspiration finally hit when I started fiddling with pearls and SuperDuos to come up with this piece.

This color combination was a total accident – but I love it!

I only had enough beads in this color combination to make five flower units, so I decided to finish off the rest of it with a strand of pearls. I’m very fond of the bright silver seed beads in contrast with the matte Piggy and Czech rounds.

After this one, I did some more careful planning and bought enough materials to make a full necklace. These are totally not my colors, but I love the weight and drape of this piece.

I need to make one of these for myself in colors that are more my style.

I also made one using jump rings as connectors and finished with chain, just to see how it would look with fewer flowers. It turned out way more casual and I am pleased to get so much diversity from one pattern.

A lot more casual, right? Good with a v-neck and jeans.

Anyway, I am very excited about this design and want to share it with everybody. I will definitely be making more, so keep an eye out! Maybe I could make one that looked like poinsettias or a wreath for Christmas… Hmm…

Happy Beading!

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