12 Designs of Christmas Day 11 - NibBit Snowflake Decoration
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Designed by: Angela Buxton
On the 11th Design Of Christmas my true love gave to me...a Nibit Beaded Snowflake design by Angela Buxton. It is so versatile that the lovely little finished motifs can be used in many ways... Tree Decor, Earrings, Pendants and anything else your imagination runs to!
NIB-BIT™ beads – I used 6 for each snowflake
Matubo™ SuperDuo beads – I used 18 beads for one snowflake
TOHO™ rounds 36 size 11/0 seed beads
Thread – you can use One-G or another thread of your choice in a colour to match your beads
Check the holes of the SuperDuo and Nib-bit beads with a needle before starting to ensure they are clear. Thread the needle with approximately a metre of thread and string 6 SuperDuo beads. Go back through them all again keeping the thread fairly tight and tie a knot. Continue through the next SuperDuo and step up into the top hole.
Add a Nib-bit bead through its short hole end between the SuperDuo you are coming out of and the next SuperDuo. Continue adding Nib-bits between the SuperDuo’s until you are back at the beginning. Thread through the next SuperDuo and Nib-bit and step up into the top hole of the nib-bit. Add a SuperDuo between each nib-bit bead, keeping the thread tight. Thread through the SuperDuo’s just added and the nib-bits again to strengthen and here you can tie a knot if you want to.
Continue adding Nib-bits between the SuperDuo’s until you are back at the beginning. Thread through the next SuperDuo and Nib-bit and step up into the top hole of the nib-bit. Add a SuperDuo between each nib-bit bead, keeping the thread tight. Thread through the SuperDuo’s just added and the nib-bits again to strengthen and here you can tie a knot if you want to.
Step up through a SuperDuo and add another SuperDuo, see photos. Go through these beads again. Add 3 seed beads. Weave thread back through the seed beads, SuperDuo and nib-bit to add another SuperDuo. Add three seed beads as before. Continue round the Snowflake until all SuperDuos and seed beads are added in this way and the Snowflake is complete.
To hang your Snowflake create a loop of seed beads at the end of a SuperDuo, (you could use size 15 seed beads here if you prefer) and then tie off the thread. Alternatively, you could use invisible thread to hang it. For Christmas parties you could make a pair of Snowflakes and attach to earwires to wear as earrings or you could add a herringbone band and make a ring as I have done in the final photo.
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