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Filigree Suncatcher - Home Décor Tutorial

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Filigree Suncatcher - Home Décor Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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At my beading bar in the kitchen there is a long window with lots of plants on the window sill. I wanted to make a sun catcher to add a bit of sparkle as it gets the sun directly in the mornings. Here's what I came up with.
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Designed by Lindsay McDonald- April 2022

Step 1

First, we are going to loop appropriately 50cm of thread through the top of the filigree pendant. Onto this doubled piece of thread, pick up P10, P8, P6, 6C, P6, P8, P10.

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Step 2

Then pick up an embossed spacer bead and repeat the sequence of beads in step 1.

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Step 3

Next, loop the thread through a large jump ring,  then sew down through all of the beads again, through the filigree pendant and up through the beads a third time for strength. Tie off the thread and trim any loose ends.

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Step 4

Next, loop the thread through a large jump ring,  then sew down through all of the beads again, through the filigree pendant and up through the beads a third time for strength. Tie off the thread and trim any loose ends.

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Step 5

Then, thread the needle with both pieces of thread and pick up a sequence of: twenty P9, P10, P8, P6, 6C, P6, P8, P10, then another twenty P9, followed by P10, P8, P6, 6C, SQ, 6C, P10. The final P10 will act as a stopper bead at the end of the tassel. Sew back up through all beads and the jump ring. Sew back down to about half way along the sequence and tie off the thread. Trim the ends so that they are hidden.

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Step 6

Repeat step 5 five more times.

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Step 7

Next, attach another piece of thread to the filigree pendant as shown in the photograph.

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Step 8

Then, thread the middle tassel in the same way as the others, however, the sequence for the central section is: P10, P8, P6, SQ, 6C, SQ, P6, P8, P10.

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Step 9

Following that, using the jump rings at the tops of the six loose tassels, attach them evenly across the two lower edges of the filigree pendant.

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Step 10

Finally, attach some ribbon through the large jump ring making it ready to hang.

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