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Holly Wreath Decoration - Festive Home Décor Tutorial

Products used in project:

Holly Wreath Decoration - Festive Home Décor Tutorial

Items (6)
Qty
Price
TOHO™ / Round 11/0 / Silver Lined / Peridot / 10g
U5774
1
Out of stock
Firepolish ™ / 4mm / Opaque / Ivory / 40pcs
W1325
1
Out of stock
TOHO ™ / Round 11/0 / Transparent-Rainbow / Siam Ruby / 10g / ~ 1100pcs
S1697
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£7.55

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Holly Wreath Decoration - Festive Home Décor Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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Christmas isn't far away, so what better time for all things sparkly! You can make this cute little holly wreath in traditional red and green or give it a colourful modern twist. Lindsay would love to see which colours you choose. Ready? Let's Stitch!

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We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Lindsay McDonald - November 2021

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First, on approximately 3 arm pulls of thread, pick up enough 11M to sit nicely around the rivoli. Depending upon the beads, I have found that this us usually 38 or 40. However, it must be an even number.

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Then, sew through all of the beads again, to form a ring. Pass through a few more beads for strength.

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Next, we are going to use peyote stitch. Pick up one 11M, ignoring the next bead in the main ring and sew carefully through the following bead. Continue in this way all around the ring. Beware, this will not work if you have an odd number of beads.

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After that, using the same method, work two more rows.

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Now, we need to pull the bottom of the ring in to form a bowl to hold the rivoli. Using the same peyote stitch, sew two more rows, this time using 15M. Insert the rivoli which needs to sit nice and snuggly into the beads.

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Then, sew back up through all of the rows of beads, making sure your thread is hidden. Repeat step 5 for the front of the rivoli.

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Following that, sew back through the rows of beads until we reach the middle row of 11M. You will see that in this row, there is a raised bead, then one that is inset, then another raised bead. With your thread exiting a raised bead, pick up two 11M and sew into the next raised bead.

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Then, give the tread a little tug to get the beads in place, so that they appear as in the photograph.

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Continue around your rivoli in the same way. Exit from the first bead added in step 8.

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Now, we are going to add the holly berries. Pick up one 11B and sew into the second bead added in step 8. Give it a little tug so that it sits nicely in place.

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Next, sew up the first bead of the next pair and pick up an 11B. Repeat this method around the piece. Note: we are only sewing through the beads added in steps 8 and 9, not into the peyote stitching around the rivoli.

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Having exited through the first 11B, pick up two 11M and sew through the next 11B, again, giving a little tug to get the beads sitting nicely between the holly berries. Now, the piece will start looking a bit spiky. This is how it should be, to give the effect of holly leaves. It should not be flat.

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Repeat step 12 around your piece, exiting from the first 11M added in step 12.

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After that, pick up one 15M and sew through the next 11M, the holly berry (11B) and the first bead of the next pair. The thread will need to be pulled to jiggle the 15M into place between the 11Ms.

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Repeat step 14 around the piece, making sure that all of the 15Ms "click" into place to make the pointy spikes of the holly leaves.

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Following that, sew back through the rows until the beads added in steps 8 and 9 are reached.  Pick up one FP. Sew it into place passing through the 11Ms and FP a few times for strength. This forms the "knot" in our bow on the wreath.

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Pick up ten 11R and sew back through the FP to form a loop of the bow.

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Then, sew backwards and forwards through the FP "knot" until there are four loops in the bow (or more if you prefer). Sew through all of the loops again to strengthen them so that they don't look "droopy".

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Carefully, sew through to the back of the bow to a bead that is central and at the bottom of the piece. Pick up 25 11R, a FP and one more 11R.

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Following that, sew up through the FP and the 25 11R. The first 11R acts as a stopper to keep all of the other beads on the thread. Sew back through the bead in the wreath which we exited in step 19, in the opposite direction.

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Spacing them evenly behind the bow, add six more "ribbons" (or more if you prefer) using the same method as in steps 19 and 20.

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Finally, at the top of the decoration, pick up eight 11M and a jump ring. This forms a hanging loop. Add the ribbon and finish off any loose threads.

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A simple change of colours can give the decorations a whole new feel and coordinate with the rest of your tree.

What colour will you make yours?

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