DESIGNER of the Year

In the magazine
The instructions for Carol’s beautiful Millennium brooch are in the August/September 2011 issue of Beadwork magazine. The brooch is designed to fit perfectly into this pearl necklace.

TECHNIQUES
tubular, circular, and cubic right-angle weave peyote stitch

PROJECT LEVEL
See Beadwork, p. 94 for helpful technique and project-level information.

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teacher. closing up and forming a top layer (Fig. Creative Bead Weaving (Lark. adding 1C per stitch. Her two books. leaving a 6" tail. and 1 cubic unit deep. 2004) and Masters Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading Artists (Lark. Exit 2 units in from the end.millennium necklace This beautiful pearl necklace features a layered rightangle-weave riser and is designed to be paired with Carol’s stunning Millennium brooch featured in Beadwork’s August/September 2011 issue. North Carolina. 1—red dot). DESIGNER of the Year channeled platform for attaching the brooch: Bottom layer: Use 8' of thread to string 4C. Exit from the top C of the final unit added over the bottom layer’s Row 2 (Fig. 4). Her work has been collected and exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous publications. Weave through beads to exit from the right side bead of the second unit from the left in Row 1. 1 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Roll Row 1 so it’s perpendicular to the bottom layer. Work right-angle weave using C in each unit to form a rectangle 5 units wide and 9 rows long. Note: Roll Row 9 as with Row 1 to complete the layer. and author. 1) PIN BASE. The strip is now 7 rows long. Continue working rightangle weave. where she is currently pursuing her creative spirit. 2). String 1C and pass back through the last top C exited in this layer (Fig. Top layer: MATERIALS 3 g metallic gold size 15° seed beads (A) 3 g metallic gold AB 15° seed beads (B) 10 g metallic gold 11° seed beads (C) 99 bright gold 6mm crystal pearl rounds 73 cream 9mm crystal pearl rounds 1 gold 12×30mm pin back Smoke 6 lb braided beading thread TOOLS Size 12 beading needles Size 10 curved beading needle Scissors Chain-nose pliers (optional) side view Fig. Middle layer: Use the side beads of each unit in the seventh through second rows to work 6 rows of right-angle weave that will sit perpendicular to the bottom layer. 1996) and The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving (Lark. 3: Completing the top layer of the pin base BEADWORK online 2 of 4 . Carol has also compiled two other books on bead artists. 5 units wide. out of the bottom C (Fig. 2002). 2: Rolling Row 9 of the bottom layer to start the top layer of the pin base FINISHED SIZE: 29" long 1 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 side view Fig. Tie a knot to form a tight circle. work a right-angle-weave thread path down the long edges to secure the layering. 4: Stitching the sides of the pin base side view Fig. 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork (Lark. Carol lives in Hot Springs. String 1C and pass into the side bead of the middle layer’s Row 6. 1: Adding the middle layer of the pin base Fig. 3). Sides: Without adding beads. 2008). are among the top sellers in the bead world. Cubic right-angle-weave a Carol Wilcox Wells Carol Wilcox Wells is an artist.

Outer pearl channel: Peyote-stitch a tab off the C in the inner pearl channel’s Row 5 that’s 7C wide and 16 rows long (Fig. Pin riser: Start a new 2' thread that exits from the first side bead of the second unit in the top layer.DESIGNER of the Year 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Fig. Not to be reprinted. Zip these beads together to form a seamless tube. Zip these beads together to form a channel. String 1C and pass through the next bottom C in the bottom layer’s Row 7. zip these beads together to form a tube (Fig. connecting the first side Copyright Beadwork® magazine. Secure the thread and trim. 5). 8: Peyote-stitching the strip for the outer pearl channel String 1C and pass through the side bead of the end unit in the next row. 7: Zipping the strip into a tube for the inner pearl channel side view Fig. but the brooch will be centered when hung. Note: This channel is off-center. All rights reserved. BEADWORK online 3 of 4 . Interweave Press LLC. Inner pearl channel: Start a new 2' thread that exits the bottom C of the first Pin channel: unit in the bottom layer’s Row 7. Fold the tab so the beads of Row 9 interlock with the nearest beads in the top layer. 6). 5: Adding the pin channel 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Fig. 8). Continue working in peyote stitch to form a tab 7C wide and 9 rows long (Fig. Fold the end so the beads of the Row 16 and Row 5 interlock. 6: Peyote-stitching a strip to form the inner pearl channel 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 side view Fig. 7). Continue working odd-count peyote stitch to form a tab 9C wide and 9 rows long (Fig. Fold the tab so it touches the top layer and the beads interlock. repeat twice. Secure the thread and trim. Repeat the inner and outer pearl channels on the other end of the rectangle. Weave through beads to exit from the second C in Row 5. Use C and the curved needle to work a row of rightangle weave that’s perpendicular to the top layer. repeat three times.

doubling the thread. Pass the working thread needle through the strand of beads in the opposite direction. then string 1 gold pearl. String a tension bead. www .com. String {1 gold pearl and 1A} ninety times. pass up through the left inner channel and through about 10 pearls and seed beads on the other end of the strand. Miyuki Delica pin back: Caravan Beads. Weave through beads to form another perpendicular right-angle-weave row that connects the first side bead of the third unit of each top-layer row.Carol Wilcox Wells ARTIST’S TIP Use chain-nose pliers to help pull the needle through thread-filled beads. Center a needle on 8' of thread. 2) PEARLS. side view Fig. Pass the tail needle down through the right inner channel.caravanbeads. beads of the second unit of each row. 9: Stitching the pin riser BEADWORK online 4 of 4 . ✦ RESOURCES Check your local bead store or contact: Kits that contain all materials.schoolofbeadwork. Pull on the threads in opposite directions to tighten all the beads. Secure the threads and trim. then 1 cream pearl. string {1 cream pearl and 1B} nine times. 9). then string 1 cream pearl and pass up through the left outer channel.net Cubic right-angle weave forms the behind-the-scenes structure to support Carol’s Millennium brooch. this time stringing {1 cream pearl and 1B} sixty-four times. then string 1 gold pearl. Remove the tension bead and pass both tail threads through one needle. Lay the pin base on the work surface so the pin channel points up. www. leaving an 8" tail. Pass down through the right outer channel. Exit from the top C of the final unit. Work right-angle weave to connect the 2 rows just added (Fig. Note: This riser helps the pin sit straight while hanging on the necklace. String {1 gold pearl and 1A} nine times. Repeat. including Swarovski #1028 size 39SS chatons and #1201 27mm fancy stone: School of Beadwork.

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