Peacock Feather & Flute Pendant
How to make the Peacock Feather
Thread: Red Rose #8 in 3 colors and Red Rose Metallic Gold
Hook: .09mm and .075 mm
I used this link to make the peacock feather appliqué used in this pendant
In the last round I used a very thin golden machine embroidery thread. First I threaded in matt gold seed beads…..Use hook #.075mm or less for this row.
chain one up , sc in same stitch; sc while adding the seed bead to that sc; sc; sc with bead…continue until you finish the last round.
At the crown of the peacock Appliqué …add a stone.
For the Flute you need to create wha tis called an cord in crochet. It is also known as tubular crochet where you crochet in the same manner but use beads as well…This is a very beautiful form of crochet. How ever, here, I have just used a plain gold thread to make the flute. And because of the minuteness of the work, I used a match stick to help me. It made crocheting a tube in such fine thread much easier.
Hint: Make sure that you put in a marker to show your starting point at the beginning of each round.
The link below will help in showing you how an cord is worked.
The above is the same method used for the flute….made below…..
I started the tube with 5 chains in the first round; then 5 scs in every consecutive round until I reached the edge of the match stick.
When you reach the edge of the flute slowly reduce the number of stitches in the round. In a flute …the end form where you blow is flat. To create this sc dec (single crochet decrease) is done.
Single crochet Decrease
Begin the round with 4 scs……then skip the next sc; ss.
chain up; sc into next 4 stitches…that is repeat the previous round here.
Chain up; 3 scs inot next 3 stitches; skip the fourth stitch;ss
Repeat the previous round again.
Chain up; 2 scs into the next 2 stitches; skip the third stitch; ss
Repeat the previous round twice.
Now you have a tapered and flat end on one side of the flute.
Once the work on the flute is over…. use a thin flexible crochet wire or any jewellery metallic wire to add embellishments. You can also sew on beads and other decorations depending on your artistic taste..;-)
I used the thin wire behind the peacock feather and threaded it in and out of the 5th row to give the feather a stiffness and I twisted the same wire without cutting it to create a loop at the top. I, then crocheted scs over the wire to cover it. This created a loop through which I can run a chain to hang the pendant from.
The flute was sewn on after work on the feather was completed. For added firmness I used another piece of the wire from behind the pendant to secure the flute on.
And That’s that….a lovely locket to wear for a special occasion!!!
For other Ashtami patterns do check these links….