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Embellished Nepal Chain Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Embellished Nepal Chain Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Did you give the Nepal Chain Stitch a go? - In this tutorial we will show you how you can attain a totally different feel to this lovely, versatile stitch by introducing beads with a different shape, size and texture.

The message is simply this - Do not be afraid to experiment with any stitch you learn! The results can be stunning and it's so very rewarding to teach yourself something new. Part of the joy of working with beads is, if you don't like the end result, you can undo it and start over. Ready to have a go? Let's stitch!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Remember - 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.

Designed by Joanne - July 2021

Step 1

Thread your needle with approx. 1m of thread and add a stopper bead, leaving a 20cm tail.

Pick up 3xS beads and 5xF beads.

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Skip all 5 F beads and pass back through all 3 S beads.

Bypass the S bead your thread is exiting from and pass through the 2nd and 3rd S beads.

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Pick up 3 x S beads and 5 x F beads.

Pass back down through the 3 x S beads just added and pull snug.

TIP: Consistent tension is important with this chain. If it is too tight, the chain will pucker so keep the beads snug but not overly tight  throughout.

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Pass through the nearest F bead.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have a total of 6 'flowers'.

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Step 5

This time, instead of adding more stems and flowers, follow the bead path and pass through the last 2 flowers and last stem added.

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Step 6

Pick up a Flat Drop and pass through the centre P bead on the opposite flower.

Continue to follow the bead path and re-enforce the entirety of your work, finishing with your thread exiting the very first bead strung.

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Move the stopper bead further down the thread, away from your work.

Pick up 3 x S beads and pass through the 3 S beads from the 2nd stem.

Again, following the bead path, re-enforce the loop of beads just created and the first 2 flowers and stems added at the beginning.

Tie off and trim thread. Those new to beading can find a useful video tutorial on 'How to Secure your Threads' here.

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Step 8

Remove the stopper bead entirely from the tail left from the first step. Thread the tail onto your needle.

Pass through the loop just created as many times as the needle and thread will allow, Tie off and trim thread.

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Add your ear wires and they are ready to wear!

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