A large, sparkly crystal peeks out from beneath filmy, iridescent wings, glowing with an inner light. Heavily embellished outer wings are wired for a 3-D look. A shiny rivoli and Crystaletts “eyes” help complete this whimsical piece. This firefly is convertible to both a brooch and pendant, with a couple options for permanence or more fluidity. The finished brooch with beadwork only measures about 2 inches long from head to bottom.
This is an advanced-level class, involving Peyote Stitch, Brick Stitch Edging, and Bead Embroidery. This project focuses on creating a multipart bead embroidered piece, some parts incorporating a wired edge for 3-D effect; blending the individual pieces seamlessly to create a firefly. Use of Angelina Film and how to merge Crystaletts with a peyote stitch bezel are covered.
The Full Kit Includes: Full Color Instructions, colorway-specific placement chart, Large Swarovski Fancy Stone, Swarovski Rivoli, Swarovski Flatbacks, Swarovski Bicones, Crystaletts, Glass and Crystal Accent Beads, Demi Rounds, Delicas, 15/0 Seed Beads, pre-fused Angelina Film, Ultrasuede, hand-dyed Lacy’s Stiff Stuff, Wire, Pinback, Silicone Tube, and Pin Converter.
The Materials Only Kit Includes: All of the above,without Full-color instructions.
The Whole Swarm of Kits gets you one set of full-color instructions, and a Materials kit in each of the 4 colorways as described in the Full Kit, plus a bit of a discount for buying the lot!
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Tools and supplies that you will need: Scissors, Chain Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Beading Needles, 6lb Fireline, or preferred thread, E6000, or preferred adhesive, light-colored gel pen, and a Black Fine Sharpie Marker.
You are very welcome to sell any items that you, yourself, make from, or derived from this pattern, but I do ask that you not reproduce the pattern, save for your own, personal use, and that you not teach or share the techniques shown within.