Cartwheel Pendant

Miyuki 4mm square beads (SB) and half tilas (HTL) spin circles around large and small seed beads in the colorful Cartwheel Pendant. These playful pendants look beautiful as the centerpiece of a necklace. String with seed beads or on a leather cord or chain. Make two Cartwheel pendants and you have a pair of stunning earrings. Be sure to choose a thread color that complements your square beads for some colorful coordination.

Materials:
SB-407R: Miyuki 4mm Cube Bead Opaque Vermillion Red AB - 1 tube
HTL-2311: Matte Opaque Canary Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-4483: 8/0 Duracoat Opaque Azure Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-209: 11/0 Fuchsia Lined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-GO: C-Lon Gold Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor

For illustrated directions please visit our cartwheel pendant diagram page.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

1. Begin with a 7ft. length of thread. String on an alternating pattern of one 11/0 seed bead and one square bead until there are seven of each type (14 beads total).

Cartwheel Pendant Directions

2. Bring the needle through the first two strung beads forming a loop. String back through the entire loop again to reinforce.

Cartwheel Pendant Tutorial

3. With the thread exiting one of the square beads, pick up one half tila (HTL), one 11/0 seed bead, one 8/0 seed bead, one square bead (SB), one 8/0 seed bead, one 11/0 seed bead, one HTL, and one SB.

Cartwheel Pendant Steps

4. Turn the needle and go into the second hole of the HTL most recently added.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

5. Pull thread tight to secure. The square bead should lock into position, sitting firmly on top of the half tila.

Cartwheel Pendant Directions

6. Next string on one 11/0, one 8/0, one SB, one 8/0, and one 11/0. This section should exactly match the row of beads it lays next to.

Cartwheel Pendant Tutorial

7. Go through the second hole of the next HTL. The thread should now be just above the original loop of beads.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

8. Secure by going through the SB directly below the needle (the same one you used in step 3) from the opposite side.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

9. Pull tight and make sure no thread is showing. This forms the first spoke in the wheel and it should sit squarely on top of the SB from the original loop of beads.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

10. Travel back up into the section just completed, passing through an HTL, 11/0, 8/0, and a SB.

Cartwheel Pendant Tutorial

11. Exit the SB on the right side of the spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

12. Add one HTL.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

13. Crossing over the beadwork, go down into the SB on the left side of the spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Steps

14. As the thread tightens the HTL will sit between and on top of the two Square beads.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

15. Stitch through the lower hole of the HTL going from left to right.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

16. Push the HTL in between the two square beads.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

17. Stitch up through the closest SB and continue up through the 8/0, 11/0, and HTL.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

18. Pull thread to secure and make sure there is an even tension throughout this section.

Cartwheel Pendant Directions

19. Pass through the SB at the tip of the section.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

20. Go down through all the beads in the left side of the spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

21. Exit the left hole of the tila right above the loop of beads. Again check the tension of this section and adjust and tighten as needed before moving on.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

22. Going from left to right string through three beads in the loop (SB, 11/0, SB).

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

23. Repeat steps 3-22 and create an identical spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

24. Each spoke will build out from a SB in the loop.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

25. Continue to add one spoke at a time as you move around the loop.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

26. Remember to keep a good tension in each section before moving to the next.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

27. Continue.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

28. There will be seven spokes when each SB from the loop has been built opon.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

29. Rotate the work 180ยบ so that the spoke between the two threads points straight up.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

30. Using the thread on the right side of this spoke (Note: the thread should be exiting the SB not a 15/0) go up into the HTL directly above. Continue up through the 11/0, 8/0 and SB.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

31. Continue up through the next 8/0,11/0 and HTL and turn left into the SB at the tip of the spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

32. Now go down into the beads on the left side of the spoke. Pass through the HTL, 11/0,8/0 and exit the SB.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

33. Add one HTL.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

34. Stitch up through the closest SB on the next spoke over to the left.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

35. Pull to secure. The HTL just added should form a bridge between the two spokes.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

36. Add one 11/0, pass through the top hole of the bridge HTL and add another 11/0. Go down into the SB on the closest spoke.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

37. Pull thread to secure. This should complete the connection between the two spokes.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

38. Now begin moving the thread to the left to position it for the next bridge section. Pass through the bottom hole of the closest HTL (to the left).

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

39. Still moving to the left go up into the nearest SB.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

40. Cross through the top hole of the next HTL.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

41. Now go down into the SB. This should position you in between the next two spokes to be connected.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

42. Repeat steps 33-36 to add the bridge beads.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

46. Now repeat steps 38-41 to move thread into position between the next two spokes.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

47. Continue around the wheel until all the spokes are connected.

Cartwheel Pendant Instructions

48. Add a loop of 11/0s to one of the SB's at the tip of a spoke to make the Cartwheel into an earring. To use as a pendant simply string through the SB with the cord or wire.


Other colorways:

Antique
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-462: Miyuki 4mm Cube Metallic Gold Iris - 1 tube
HTL-4514: Opaque Turquoise Blue Picasso Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-313SF: 8/0 Semi-Frosted Cranberry Gold Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-1889: 11/0 Tr Golden Olive Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-BU: C-Lon Burgundy Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Fiesta
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-407R: Miyuki 4mm Cube Bead Opaque Vermillion Red AB - 1 tube
HTL-2311: Matte Opaque Canary Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-4483: 8/0 Duracoat Opaque Azure Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-209: 11/0 Fuchsia Lined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-GO: C-Lon Gold Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Jewel
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-410R: Miyuki 4mm Cube Opaque Mauve AB - 1 tube
HTL-151: Transparent Cobalt Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-481: 8/0 Opaque Turquoise Green AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-416FR: 11/0 Matte Opaque Chartreuse AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-O: C-Lon Orchid Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Seaglass
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-143FR: Miyuki 4mm Cube Matte Tr Chartreuse AB - 1 tube
HTL-2551: Pale Rose Silk Satin Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-1614: 8/0 Dyed Semi-Frosted Tr Aqua Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-551: 11/0 Gilt Lined Opal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-BE: C-Lon Beige Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Southwest
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-961: Miyuki 4mm Cube Bright Sterling Plated - 1 tube
HTL-408: Opaque Red Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-1614: 8/0 Dyed Semi-Frosted Tr Aqua Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-4217: 11/0 Duracoat Galvanized Sea Foam Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-GR: C-Lon Gray Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Patriot
Cartwheel Pendant

Materials:
SB-20F: Miyuki 4mm Cube Matte Silverlined - 1 tube
HTL-471: White Pearl AB Miyuki Half Tila - 1 tube
8-11: 8/0 Silverlined Ruby Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
11-4203: Duracoat Galvanized Yellow Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
CLBD-RO: C-Lon Royal Blue Size D
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles