Our hand-painted focal beads are the perfect way to make a meaningful jewelry design even more special. This focal bead is perfect for honoring the Feast of the Annunciation, which traditionally falls on March 25. Amethyst gemstone beads from Dakota Stones make a beautiful backdrop for the focal, while Czech glass accents pick up on the colors of the focal bead.
Cut a length of 20 gauge Artbeads Designer Wire in Vintage Bronze approximately six inches long. Make a small fold or loop at the end of the wire. Then, add a Dakota Stones amethyst 6mm star cut round bead, a Czech glass 4mm jonquil rondelle bead, the Saint Gabriel Annunciation hand-painted black agate rectangle bead, a Dakota Stones dog teeth amethyst 10mm round bead, an antique brass-plated large bead cap, and a jonquil rondelle. Make a wrapped loop at the top of the beads.
Repeat this pattern three times.
Repeat this pattern one time. Add a fire-polished bead and a star cut bead to the strand.
Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!