This bead embezzled beaded eye pendant is sure to catch plenty of “eyes”!
Learn to make your own by following the step-by-step tutorial below.
Glue your glass eye cabochon to a felt material backing.
(The glass eye used in this tutorial is this 16mm mysterious mermaid glass eye.)
Thread your beading needing and bring your needle up through the felt material from the back end, keeping it next to the glass eye cabochon.
Add 2 black 11/0 seed beads and thread your needle back through the felt backing.
Tie the tail end of the thread with the main portion of the thread into a secure knot.
Bring your needle back up through the felt backing, at the center of the 2 beads you added in Step 3.
Bring your needle through the second bead you added in Step 3.
Add 4 black seed beads like you did in Step 3, sewing through the backing and coming back up in the middle of the beads you adding, and threading through the remaining 2 beads.
Repeat Step 7 all of the way around the glass eye cabochon.
Add 1 black seed bead and slipping the bead after the bead your needle and thread has come out of, thread through the next black bead.
Repeat Step 9 all the way around your pendant.
In-between the black beads added in the previous step, add an alternative black bead and blue Delica 11/0 bead using the same peyote method. Do this all of the way around your glass eye.
As you added the ring of black beads in Step 7, add a circle of blue Delica beads around the bezel framing your glass eye cabochon.
Cut out the felt material, leaving a small edge of visible felt around the ring of Delica beads added in the previous step.
Repeat Step 7, this time adding a ring of black beads around the ring of blue Delica beads you added in Step 13.
Thread through the last bead when you finish adding your ring of black beads in Step 15.
Add 1 black seed bead, 1 blue Delica bead, and 1 black seed bead. Skipping the next black bead, thread through the following 2 black seed beads.
Repeat Step 17 all of the way around your pendant.
Tie your left-over thread at the back of the felt material. Glue your felt material to a protective backing (such as a thinner cloth material) to protect your stitching. Add a jump ring to one of the lace scallops you added in Step 18 and your pendant is ready to be strung onto a chain of your choice!