How to make a beaded jewellery set – beaded jewellery step by step
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
A season for jewellery is in full swing all year round. And it’s good because the amount of patterns is endless and 365 days is actually not enough to show everything one has in their drawer. Sometimes you may wear one, simple bracelet only changing the accessories and look different each time. If it’s not enough for you, Monika will show you how to make a beaded jewellery set. A bracelet and earrings. The pattern is based on one element only which can be used to create your own projects. Let’s do this!
Supplies used in this project:
- NIB-BIT beads – I used 1 whole packet and a bit of another one
- GEMDUO – 1 whole packet and a few pieces from the second one
- 3 mm Fire Polish or Crystalove
- 11/0 TOHO
- Open jump rings made of a fine wire
- Lobster clasp
- Beading thread – I love Fireline, but you may use KO or One-G as well
- Pliers to open the jump rings
As you learn how to make this beaded set, try to experiment with it. Nothing is as satisfying as making your very own version of a bracelet or earrings.
Are you ready to make this beaded jewellery set? Good luck!
Cut a piece of thread (not too long, about 30 cm), string 4 GEMDUOs and 4 NIB-BITs alternately, stringing TOHO beads between them, as shown in the picture.
Tie a knot to close the beads in a circle.
Pass the needle through the beads so that the thread comes out of a GEMDUO bead.
Pass through the top hole of a GEMDUO.
String 2 TOHO beads and pass the needle through the next NIB-BIT.
String 2 TOHO and pass the needle through a GEMDUO bead. Continue adding 2 TOHO until you have completed the whole row.
Pass the needle so that the thread comes out of a TOHO bead just before a GEMDUO bead.
String 5 TOHO and pass the needle through a TOHO bead just behind the GEMDUO. Pass the needle so that the thread comes out before a GEMDUO bead at the corner.
String 5 TOHO, pass the needle through the bead behind GEMDUO and pass the needle through the beads towards the last TOHO at the corner.
Repeat that on each side.
Pass the needle around through the beads omitting one, central TOHO bead at each corner. The thread should go under those omitted beads. Our square will get a nice shape then.
You may tie a knot between the beads, pass the thread through the beads and then cut it. Pass around through the beads with the tail thread and cut it. You may also tie a knot with the tail thread between the beads.
As you have made the desirable number of the elements, it’s time to connect them. I made 8 of them – 6 for a bracelet and 2 for the earrings.
You may use a longer piece of a thread to make the last square or to tie a new one to connect the bracelet. I tied a new thread between the beads. Pass the needle so that the thread comes out of the central bead at the corner (the omitted one). I’ve got two elements connected here, but the idea is the same. The thread comes out of the central bead at the corner.
String 1 Fire Polish bead and pass the needle through the central bead at the corner of the next square.
Do the same to connect the rest of the elements.
Pass the needle through the side beads towards the opposite side of the square. Stop before the NIB-BIT bead, string 7 TOHO and pass through the NIB-BIT making a loop for a clasp. You may also pass the needle around the square and tighten the loop passing through it once again.
Pass the needle towards the bottom corner, string 1 Fire Polish to connect the bottom parts of the elements as it was done previously.
As you have connected all of the elements, make a loop as previously.
And here it is!
Attach the clasp.
Now you can wear it.
As for the earrings, you may pass a jump ring through a central TOHO bead at the corner gently or make a loop of 15/0 TOHO beads and GEMDUO or NIB-BIT. You may also make a pendant or even a whole, imposing necklace. It’s all up to you!
You know now how to make a beaded jewellery set, so we’re looking forward to seeing your versions of it! Which colours will you choose? Maybe you will make a pendant? We’re waiting to see your jewellery on our Facebook group.
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