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I watched a tutorial Heather Powers of Humblebeads shared on her Coffee Break segment on Friday 2/11/22. It is a simple way to make a frame for a pendant with small spacers or seed beads. It’s really effective to fancy up a pendant. I loved the look, so I tried it.

Floral pendant surrounded by beaded frame on beaded chain.

This is my second try. The first one was probably just one seed bead short and the pendant kept popping out of the frame. It’s just such a great technique! Heather showed it on a pendant that was a different shape. She said you could use it on any shape or even earring charms. I might try it on earrings charms.

I put the finished pendant on a medium jump ring I got from Creating Unkamen. I love their handmade jump rings. They are such high quality. I recommend their shop if you are looking for a variety of handmade jump rings. I got hooked on square wire handmade jump rings from Eden Art Glass. I highly recommend that shop as well.

I put it with honey moonglow beaded chain. I think it looks sweet and old fashioned. I’m sure I’ll use this technique again. Thanks to Heather for the tutorial!

I also bought Heather’s kit for The Great Bead Extravaganza – Tucson 2022 coming up next weekend. Previews are on Friday 2/18/22 and presentations are on 2/19 – 2/20/22. There are a variety of bead and jewelry artists who offer projects, tutorials, kits, sales, new products and all variety of wonderful things like a bead show, but it’s all online! Visit the page for more information.