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Beaded Dragonfly Set – jewellery making tutorial

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Beaded Dragonfly Set – jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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Together with Paula Ziemska, we invite you to a jewellery making tutorial for beginners. Paula will show you how to make a dragonfly from beads, which will be the main element of the necklace and earrings. Insect motifs have not gone out of fashion for some time, and you can easily conjure up such a set yourself. To work!

Welcome everyone to my little tutorial. Inspired by the delicacy of Indian summer (heather's, butterflies, dragonflies, cobwebs and this wonderful autumn sun!) I will present you a way to make simple bead dragonflies that will create earrings and a subtle pendant. Paula xx

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Remember that the delicate colours and choice of charm presented in this tutorial are only a suggestion, and you can conjure up your set from completely different beads. The effect you get can be completely different, and at the same time unique. Well, let's do it! It's time to find out how to make a dragonfly from beads :)

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To begin with, we will prepare the dragonfly. Cut about 40 cm of thread and thread it on a needle.

Pick up: 1 x TH 11/0, 2 x FP 3mm, 4 x FP 4mm, 2 x CZD, 1 x FP 4mm and 1 x TH 8/0.

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Skip the TH 8/0 and pass directly into the 4mm FP bead. Pick up 2 x CZD and pass the needle through all the FP beads.

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Pass up through the TH 11/0 bead.

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The dragonfly has already taken shape (right? Simple?). Now you just need to stabilise it a little. For this, we re-enforce our needlework by passing through all the beads twice more.

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Finally, we secure and cut off excess threads. The dragonfly is ready and now you need to connect it to the necklace.

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This type of necklace will be regulated by its length alone. We attach a link with a pendant to one end.

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Then we put the other end through part of our filigree.

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Put on the necklace and go to the mirror. In front of the mirror we select the appropriate chain length (remember that it must pass freely through the head!) and cut off any excess.

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At the other end of the necklace we install a link with our dragonfly.

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Now it's time for earrings. Follow steps 1 to 5 and make two more dragonflies and mount on jump rings.

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Attach the dragonflies to the earwires with the jump rings just added and your set is complete.

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Here you have another example of jewellery in which I used the dragonfly theme :). Be sure to let us know how you liked this jewellery making tutorial, and if you use our inspiration.

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