Fig.1, Pick up 24 seed beads,
go with thread forward through
the 1st through 7th bead.
Fig.2, Pick up 1 6mm crystal, go
with thread, right to left through the
17th seed bead, up through the
crystal and forward through the 7th
through 17th seed bead.
Fig.3, Pick up 1 seed, 1-4mm crystal, 1 seed, go with thread orward through the 21st through 24th seed beads and the 1st through 5th seed beads
Fig.4, Pick up 2 seeds, 1-4mm crystal,
1 seed, 1-4mm crystal, 2 seeds, go with
thread up through the seed bead, the
thread is exiting and forward through
2 seeds, 1 crystal & 1 seed bead.
Fig.5, Pick up 1 seed, 1-4mm crystal,
5 seeds, go with thread down through
the crystal added in the last step and
forward through 1 seed and the crystal just
added. Repeat around, 3 more times.
Fig.6, Pick up 5 seed beads, go with
thread down through the 1st crystal.
Pick up 1 seed, go up through the ;ast
crystal in Fig. 5. Continue with working
thread through as shown in Figure 6.
Fig.7, Pick up 1-4mm crystal, 2 seeds,
go with thread forward through the
3rd seed bead. Pick up 2 seeds, 1 crystal,
2 seeds, go with thread through the next
3rd seed. Repeat around, 3 more times.
Fig.8, Pick up 2 seeds, 1 crystal, go with thread through wheel as shown.
Fig.9, Pick up 19 seeds, go around
with thread as shown.
Start again at step #2
Sandra D. Halpenny, (an extremely talented bead artist) made up these directions for a continuous method for making Cecile's wheel pattern. (as opposed to making each motif separately and joining them) She was so generous to allow me to post it here. To see all of Sandra's gorgeous patterns, click here.
Thanks so much Sandy !