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GlitteRing Pendant and Earring Set - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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GlitteRing Pendant and Earring Set - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay Aitken

Difficulty: Beginner

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How gorgeous are these GlitteRing spacers? Follow my tutorial to make a cute, sparkly set which you can wear every day or swap the colours to suit what you're wearing for your next evening out. Ready? Let's Get Creative!

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Designed by Lindsay Aitken - August 2022

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Note: to make the pendant only follow steps 1 to 14. To make the earrings follow steps 15 to 33. I have used dark thread so it is more easily visible on the photographs. I would suggest using a thread nearer to the colour of your chosen beads.

Pendant: First, on a comfortable length of thread, pick up 8M and GS four times. Eight beads in total.

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Then, sew through all beads again twice more, making sure that the spacers click properly in between the 8M. Tie off firmly. Exit from any 8M.

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Next, pick up ten P10 and sew into the other hole of the same 8M your thread exited in step 2.

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After that, pull the thread so that the P10 are nice and snug around the 8M. Sew through all of the P10 again, through the spacer and next 8M.

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Repeat step 4 three more times, exiting from the first set of P10.

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Step 6

Then pick up one FP and sew through the next set of P10.

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Repeat step 6 three more times, exiting from the first FP added.

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Step 8

Following that, pick up one B10 and sew into the second P10, ignoring the first.

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Step 9

Then, sew through the following P10, exiting from the ninth and ignoring the tenth. Pick up one B10 and sew into the FP.

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Repeat step 9 three more times.  Exit from the first B10 added.

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Step 11

Next, pick up three P10 and sew through the following B10 and the next set of P10.

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Step 12

Repeat step 11 three more times. Exit from the second bead added in step 11.

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Finally, pick up seven P10 to form a loop.

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Sew around the loop several times for strength and attach a jump ring.

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For the earrings: Note: RH refers to the right hand side. LH refers to the left hand side.

First, on a comfortable length of thread, pick up 8M, GS, 8M.

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Then, pick up seven P10 and sew into the other hole of the same bead that your thread exited initially.

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Step 17

Next, gently tug the P10 so that they sit snuggly to the RH of the 8M. Pick up seven P10 and again sew up into the same bead but keeping the P10 to the LH.

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After that, sew downwards through the first set of P10 added, through the spacer and through the other 8M.

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Step 19

Then add seven P10 on each side of the lower 8M as in step 17. Exit from the lower hole of the 8M.

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Step 20

Next, sew upwards through the first six P10 on the RH of the lower  bead. Pick up FP and sew into the second P10 on the RH of the upper  bead.

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Step 21

Following that, exit from the seventh P10 and pick up one P10.

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Then sew down through the first six P10 on the LH of the upper bead. Pick up one FP and sew into the second P10 on the LH of the lower bead.

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Next. Exit from the seventh P10 on the LH. Pick up one P10 and sew into the lower RH P10.

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After that, exit from the sixth P10. Pick up one B10 and sew into the FP.

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Then, pick up one B10 and sew into the set of P10 on the upper RH.

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Step 26

Sew through all following P10 around the upper bead. Add B10 on the LH in the same way as in step 24-25.

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Step 27

Next, sew through all beads in the outer path for neatness. This will also tidy up the four p10 which nestle near to the spacer bead. Exit from the bead shown on the photograph pick up B10, FP, B10.

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Then, sew several times around this loop for strength exiting from FP.

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Next, pick up three P10, ear wire, three P10.

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Sew through the FP and around  this small loop several times for strength. Exit from the lower P10 on the LH. Pick up one P10 and sew into the B10 from the first loop.

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Step 31

Then sew through the three P10 across the top of upper 8M and up through the other B10. Pick up one P10 and sew into the P10 in the top loop.

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Step 32

Finally, sew through the loops again for neatness and strength. Tie off any loose threads.

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Make a matching earring to complete the set.

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