Strung Chains: Part 2 The Pale-Yellow Chain

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Materials Required: · 2 large pale-yellow oval beads · 10 medium pale-yellow oval beads · 40 small pale-yellow oval beads · 1 bunch pale-yellow crystal seed beads No. 0 · 7 yards of dental floss · 2 No. 8 needles Double a piece of dental floss seven yards long and on it string two large pale-yellow beads. These are placed at the middle. String three-eighths of an inch of seed beads in double strands with two needles. For the whole length of the chain the seed beads are thus strung in two strands, while both threads pass through the larger beads. One medium oval bead is followed by three-eighths of an inch of seed beads in two strands. One small oval bead, two inches of seed beads, one small oval, one and three-eighths inches of seed beads, one small oval, one and five- eighths inches of seed beads, one medium oval bead, and two inches of seed beads. One small oval

bead is followed by an inch and three-eighths of seed beads, another small oval bead, two and a quarter inches of seed beads, a small oval bead, two and three-eighths inches of seed beads, one small oval bead, and three-quarters of an inch of seed beads.

Next comes a large oval bead, half an inch of seed beads, one small oval bead, two and an eighth inches of seed beads, one small oval bead, quarter of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, quarter of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, two inches of seed beads, one small oval, and three-quarters of an inch of seed beads.

Next comes a large oval bead, half an inch of seed beads, one small oval bead, two and an eighth inches of seed beads, one small oval bead, quarter of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, quarter of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, two inches of seed beads, one small oval, and three-quarters of an inch of seed beads.

Another large oval bead is followed by three- quarters of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, one and three-quarters- inches of seed beads, one small oval, and one-quarter of an inch of seed beads. One small oval, one-quarter of an inch of seed beads, one small oval, three-quarters of an inch of seed beads, and one medium oval. This is repeated to make the other side of the chain.

Tassels–The tassels are formed of five irregular loops and two ends of seed beads. One medium oval bead is strung at the middle of one of the loops, and another at the tip of one of the ends. The other end has a small oval bead at the tip.

Fan-Chain in Black, Green, and Gold Materials Required: · 12 green cat-eyes · 96 gold-lined crystal beads No. 0 · 3 bunches cut- jet beads No. 0 size · A piece of black purse-silk two yards and a quarter long · A No. 8 needle

The flat round beads known as cat-eyes are particularly beautiful in green. Twelve of these beads combined with gold-lined crystal and cut-jet No. 0 seed beads make a chain that is as effective as it is simple. The beads are strung on a piece of black purse-silk. This should be two yards and a quarter long, to allow for joining, although the finished chain will be

only sixty-eight inches long. Starting at the center, a green cat-eye is first strung, then four gold-lined crystal beads and four and three-quarters inches of cut-jet seed beads. Four more gold-lined crystal beads are followed by one green cat-eye, four gold-lined crystals, and four and three-quarters inches of cut -jet beads. This order is repeated until six cat-eyes (each having four gold-lined crystal beads on either side of it and separated from the next group by four and three-quarters inches of jet beads) have been strung.

Between the sixth cat-eye and the seventh there are five inches of jet beads following four gold-lined crystal beads, and followed by four others. The other side of the chain is strung in the same way, starting at the center and finishing with the four gold-lined crystal beads which are strung just before the seventh cat-eye. Here the ends are tied securely close to the cat-eye with which the side first strung was finished.

To be Continued in Strung Chains: Part 3: The Iridescent Pearl and Gold Chain

Reference Used: Copyright 1904 by Doubleday, Page and Company Published May 1904 (in public domain due to expiration of copyright)

White, Mary. How to Do Beadwork Complete with 100 Illustrations (Kindle Location 38). . Kindle Edition.

Re Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan
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Author: connielimon2014

Bead Jewelry Artisan, mother of one daughter and grandmother of two grandsons, daughter of Korean War Veteran.

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