Art Deco Buddha necklace was a happy happenstance arising from my learning how to weave the ruffled peyote stitch.
Art Deco Buddha – the How To Journey
It all started from this learning sample where I first plied the ruffled peyote stitch. And then it twigged that I might be able to do something with the ruffled peyote stitch and some cabs and drops I had on hand. (Lapis Lazuli buddha cab, Blue Sapphire large faceted drop, cherry red Czech drops).
The Lapis Lazuli Buddha cab is bead bezelled. I have made the bezelling deeper than normal. That will hold the cab better. It also forms like a close-fitting cowl around the face.
Beginning Ruffled Peyote
As detailed in How to weave Ruffled Peyote Stitch, I start on the first row for the peyote ruffles by inserting 1 bead along a selected row of the beaded bezel.
I won’t show the details of making the ruffled peyote as the how to ruffled peyote has already been written up.
Art Deco Buddha Necklace – Close ups
In fact there is not much more I can say about the how to process. Bead Bezelling and ruffled peyote stitch are the 2 main techniques used.
The drops are sewn on separately with double rounds through the faceted blue sapphire drops.
Close ups of the finished Art Deco Buddha Necklace
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Sapphire faceted drops
- Czech drops
- 24K gold Miyuki seedbeads
- Galvanized Gold seedbeads & drops
- 2mm gemstones
- Swarovski Topaz Baguette stone
- Red Coral
- Swarovski Rosecream crystal pearl
- Vermeil chain