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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

How to Make Beaded Snowflakes

How to make beaded decorations
 using snowflake forms.
pearls and crystal glass beads to make snowflake Christmas ornaments
Beaded snowflake forms

You can use any beads you like to create a beaded decoration with snowflake forms.
For this ornament I started with size 8 seed beads as only small beads will fit in the centre, the other beads are Czech fire polished crystals in various sizes.
Leave about a centimetre of wire to make a loop at the end.
It is quite difficult to turn a small loop as the wire is very stiff. I find it easier if I turn half a loop with my round nosed pliers

...and then squeeze the loop carefully closed with pliers with ridges which grip the wire and don't slip off.

Make sure you don't put too many beads on, or close the loop too tightly against the beads as this may either crush and damage your beads or put too much force on the centre of the wire form. 

After the first prong is done I usually bead every other wire as this helps the beads sit better.

When beading the other three wires, sometimes it helps to start with one less tiny bead in the centre as there is not enough room for them all to sit neatly next to each other, and that may lead to you not having quite enough wire to turn a loop.

And this one is finished.
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You can make fancier one's by wiring two together!

how o bead a snowflake form

how to make a beaded snowflake

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Sunday, 30 October 2016

How To Make A Miyuki Cube Bracelet

How to make a Flat Bracelet with Miyuki Cubes and Seed Beads
Design by Sue at Little Beader.
For this bracelet I have used 4mm Miyuki cubes, size 8/0 seed beads, a small gold plated toggle clasp, 
S-lon beading thread and two beading needles.

Cut about 1½ metres of beading thread and thread one needle onto each end.

1. Fold the thread in half and bring the needles together, pass both needles through the eye of the clasp and pull through until there is a small loop left.  Put both needles through the loop and pull up.
Repeat again to form a strong knot.
Thread 2 x 8/0 seed beads over both threads as shown.

2. Separate the threads and thread 2 seed beads onto each one.

3. Next add one cube to each thread.

4. Bring the needles back together and pass them both through a cube bead.


5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have the length required but end with 2 cubes on separate threads as in step 3.

6. Thread 2 seed beads onto each thread.

7. Pass both threads through 2 seed beads.

8. Pass one needle through the loop on the other end of the clasp, tie both threads together with a square knot. Then pass both needles though the loop on the clasp and pull through until you have a small loop. Pass both needles through the loop and pull up to create a firm knot.


9. Now using just one thread and working back the other way, bring the needle back down through the first 2 seed beads, then the next 2 seed beads on one side of the bracelet and through 
the first cube bead.

10. Add 2 seed beads and bring the thread around and back through the first cube bead again. The seed beads should be sitting on top of the cube bead as shown in the picture.

11. Add another 2 seed beads and pass the needle through the next cube bead along. 
The seed beads should be sitting in the gap between the cube beads as shown.

12. Repeat steps 10 & 11 until you reach the other end.

13. Repeat steps 10 and 11 down the other side of your bracelet using the other thread.

14. Pass one thread through the loop of the clasp, knot the threads together and pass each thread back through a few beads and snip off the ends.
You can put a tiny dab of clear glue on your knot if you wish.

All done!



Here's some I made earlier!

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How To Make A Goddess Bracelet

How To Make a Simple Goddess Bracelet
This example is made with 1mm waxed cord but you can use any cord you like as long as it fits through the hole in your beads such as leather, macramรฉ cord etc.

I have chosen 10mm beads and 10mm jump rings for different size beads use the corresponding size rings

You will need about half a metre of cord, fold it in half and tie a knot to make a loop big enough for one of your beads to easily fit through.

Thread one bead onto one string

thread a ring over both threads

add another bead on the other thread

thread a ring over both threads

continue with beads on alternate threads and a ring between each bead until you reach the required length

knot the threads together

put a bead on one thread the knot again, trim of excess thread

All done!

Try different size beads and rings to create different designs


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