NOELLA PENDANT & ORNAMENT

©2019 Deborah Roberti

Noella Pendant & Ornament

Use size 11/0 and 8/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads, 3mm round beads, 6mm bicone crystal beads (or 6mm fire-polished beads), 6mm round beads and SuperDuo beads to create this easy crystal pendant that can also be used as small ornament or suncatcher. The finished piece measures about two inches wide, is a relatively quick bead so ideal for last minute gift-making and a great stash-buster design as well. Detailed step-by-step directions and illustrations from start to finish.

You can find a matching Noella Bracelet & Earrings pattern by clicking HERE.

Stitch: Triangle weave and netting

Beads Used: Size 11/0 and 8/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads, 3mm round beads, 6mm bicone crystal beads (or 6mm fire-polished beads), 6mm round beads and SuperDuo beads

Approx Finished Size: About 2 inches wide

Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $3.25

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Finishing Tips

If you are using the Noella motif to create a small holiday ornament or suncatcher and wish to stiffen the beadwork, these methods and products have all worked for me, even on crystal. Test any product on some beads before applying it to your beadwork to make sure there is no unwanted discoloration. You probably won't want to use any of these products on porous Czech coatings such as Bondeli.

Acrylic Floor Polish:
If you have beaded up any of Sandra Halpenny's gorgeous snowflake patterns, then you are familiar with using acrylic floor polish products to stiffen beadwork. Although it has changed names several times since I started beading, Sandy recommends Pledge Floor Gloss, Original by Johnson (formerly SC Johnson Pledge Future Shine and Future Floor Finish). Simply dip the finished Noella motif in the liquid, shake off the excess and let it dry overnight on wax paper. You can find Sandy's directions at the bottom of one of her free snowflake patterns by clicking here: Beaded Snowflake #31 Ornament Pattern.

Clear Nail Polish:
A quick and easy way to stiffen beadwork is to paint the back of your beadwork with clear nail polish and let it dry overnight. Linda Genaw of Linda's Crafty Inspirations recommended that I try clear Sally Hansen Hard as Nails nail polish and it does work well.

Permalac NT:
Permalac NT is my favorite this year when it comes to stiffening beaded ornaments. PotomacBeads.com sells it in handy little bottles that look and work just like nail polish. Although they are marketing Permalac as a protective coating and sealant, I love the way it works to stiffen most any type of beadwork. I have used the Permalac NT Semi-Gloss on crystal, too, without any problems. Make sure that you brush it on in a well-ventilated locale since, like nail polish, it is a bit stinky, and let your beadwork dry overnight. For the Noella, I brushed it on the back of the SuperDuo and seed bead points only but I don't see why you cannot brush it on both sides because it works as a protective coating as well. You can find out more about Permalac NT by watching the video and the product is also available for purchase by clicking here: Permalac NT.

Beads used in the photo below:

Noella Pendant & Ornament

White/Gold version:
• About 60-80 Miyuki rocaille size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 32 Miyuki rocaille size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 9 size 3mm round beads: Aztec Gold round beads
• 8 size 6mm round beads: Swarovski Bright Gold Pearls
• 8 size 6mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski White Opal
• 32 SuperDuo beads: White Luster

Noella Pendant & Ornament

Red/Green/Gold version:
• About 60-80 Miyuki rocaille size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• About 32 Miyuki rocaille size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 9 size 3mm round beads: Aztec Gold round beads
• 8 size 6mm round beads: Swarovski Bright Gold Pearls
• 8 size 6mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski Scarlet
• 32 SuperDuo beads: Pastel Olivine

Noella Pendant & Ornament

Lavender/Silver version:
• About 60-80 Miyuki rocaille size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #194 Palladium Plated
• About 32 Miyuki rocaille size 8/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 9 size 3mm round beads: Saturated Metallic Ballet Sipper
• 8 size 6mm round beads: Pearl-coated glass druk, Opaque Matte Lavender
• 8 size 6mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski White Opal
• 32 SuperDuo beads: Luster Milky Lavender

Noella Pendant & Ornament

Burgundy/Gold version:
• About 60-80 Miyuki rocaille size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #304 Deep Cranberry Gold Luster
• About 32 Miyuki rocaille size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki #304 Deep Cranberry Gold Luster
• 9 size 3mm round beads: Aztec Gold round beads
• 8 size 6mm round beads: Pearl-coated glass druk, Opaque Matte Sangria
• 8 size 6mm bicone crystal beads: Swarovski Crystal Aurum 2X
• 32 SuperDuo beads: Crystal Bronze Pale Gold

Noella Pendant & Ornament

White/Silver version:
• About 60-80 Miyuki rocaille size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #194 Palladium Plated
• About 32 Miyuki rocaille size 8/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 9 size 3mm round beads: Aluminum silver
• 8 size 6mm round beads: Silver
• 8 size 6mm fire-polished beads: White Opal
• 32 SuperDuo beads: White Luster

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