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Beaded Bow Brooch - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Beaded Bow Brooch - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Ania Kiryło

Difficulty: Beginner

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In our latest tutorial, Ania Kiryło  will show you how to make a brooch. A beautiful bow with a bead finish is a unique accessory that has a chance to become your favourite. We don't know about you, but we like the brooches made by Ania very much. It is an ideal option to liven up the styling of a shirt, a simple blouse or a dress. The brooch is very delicate and stylish at the same time. Let's make it!

Materials required:
Round Bead - 1 x 6mm Round Bead (we chose Milly™ Beads)
Size 15 TOHO™ Round Beads - 1 colour
Size 11 TOHO™ Round Beads - 1 colour
Size 8 TOHO™ Round Beads - 2 colours
Beading Thread - strong threads for bead embroidery, eg ONE G in a colour similar to the beads
Ribbons - 19mm & 9mm
Needle - for beading
Felt
Glue
Brooch Back 

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours and products illustrated in the images above do not match the 'Products List'. 

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Cut two pieces of a wide ribbon 20 cm long and one piece 12 cm long. A narrow ribbon will need max. 4cm. Brush the ends of the ribbons with a lighter to prevent fraying.

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Take one of the longer pieces, make a circle and sew the ends together with a stitch.

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Put the second of the longer pieces through the centre of the circle ...

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 … and then fold into circle as well and stitch the ends.

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So there are two crossed ribbon circles.

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Then flatten the ribbons so that the stitching point is in the centre of the bow.

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Stitch all layers of ribbons through the centre.

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Take a shorter piece of a wide ribbon and connect the ends to form a circle.

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 Attach to the bow and sew through all layers.

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Take the middle of the bow in your fingers and squeeze it so that the folds are arranged similarly to my picture ("dimple" in the middle); sew several times to fix the dimple.

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Wrap the middle with a thread and tighten it, sew again. For now, put the bow aside, we'll take care of the beads.

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Sew a central bead to the piece of felt.  Secure it with a thread at least 3 times to keep it stable.

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Prepare size 8Toho beads. We will sew the central bead. Take two beads, sew them close to the 6mm round.

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Put the needle through the two sewn beads, take another two and attach to the felt near the centre bead.

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Pass the needle through 4 or 3 already attached beads each time and add two more.

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When you surround the central bead with seed beads, pull the thread through all the beads - they will stick to it better.

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Prepare size 11 Toho beads - sew the next row of beads with the same method.

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Cut the embroidered circle - be careful not to cut the thread holding the beads!

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Cut one more felt circle of the same size.

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You will now hem the bead motif. Push the needle through both felt circles near the edge.

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Thread two size 8 Toho beads of the selected colour. Pierce the needle through both layers of felt.

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Pass the needle through the bead on the right side.

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Thread another bead and pierce the needle through both layers of felt.

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Repeat these steps until the entire circle is surrounded by a bead wall.

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Pass the needle through one of the wall beads, thread the needle with 3 beads in the following order: Toho 15o, Toho 11o, Toho 15o; insert the needle into the next bead and pull the thread a second time through the same beads to fix them better.

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Insert the needle into the next free bead and repeat steps 26…

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 ... until you create a decorative pattern around.

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Take a piece of narrower ribbon and sew it from the bottom in the centre of the beaded circle.

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Attach to the bow so that a narrow ribbon can surround the centre of the bow.

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Sew the decorative element together with a narrow ribbon by pulling the needle and thread several times so that it is firmly fixed.

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Attach a brooch back to the underside of the bow using a generous amount of glue. You can of course stitch your broock back into place if you prefer not to use glue.

Or if using a glue gun - Preheat the hot glue gun and stick the clasp to a brooch on the underside of the bow.

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Cover the glue with one end of the ribbon & sew it to the bow.

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Trim the other end if it is too long and sew it on in such a way that the stitch is not visible and looks nice. Hide the end of the thread.

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Your bow is ready - congratulations

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We would love to see your version of these and any other designs you wish to share in our friendly Facebook group, so come along and join in the beady fun :)

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