HOW TO MAKE A BEADED PEACOCK STRAP - BEADED JEWELLERY STEP BY STEP
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Designed by: Joanne
Designed to be adaptable, this twin needle project is easy to make up. The instructions are aimed at beginners so it gives everyone the opportunity to make one of their own. Simply change the colour of the Swarovski Spike Beads, Preciosa Candy Twin Hole Beads or swap the ribbon for your favourite chain and a completely different look is achieved. Don’t forget to share your finished piece on one of our social media pages. We love seeing how you did it your way.!
You may of heard the old saying ‘blue and green should never be seen’. Well I totally disagree with this old wife’s tale! I will show you how to make a Beaded Peacock Strap using my favourite colour combination. Once finished it can be worn as a Bracelet or Choker, or even both. Joanne xx
Our tutorials are mostly for inspiration and learning purposes. Choose the colours to achieve something in your own style!
A = Candy Bead B = Swariovski Spike C = Size 15 Seed Bead
Begin by cutting approximately 1.5 metres of thread and threading one end onto a needle. Add a stopper bead to the centre of the thread. Click here for video instruction on how to do this (at 2mins).
On the left thread, pick up 10 x C and slide them to the stopper bead. Pass through the left hole of 1 A Bead and the left hole of 1 B Bead. Now pass through the right side hole of 1 A Bead, the left hand side of 1 x B Bead and the right hole of 1 x A Bead.
Continue passing through the left side hole of 1 x B and the right side hole of 1 x A 3 more times.
Pass through the left hole of 1 x B and 1 x A. Pick up 10 x C and pass through the right hole of the 1 x A and 1 x B just added. Pass Down through the left side of 1 x a and the right side of the 1 x B previously added. Continue down the strap threading through the left side of new A beads and the right side of B beads previously added until you reach the singular B bead at the bottom.
Pass through the singular B bead. Remove the stopper bead from the beginning and thread a needle onto this second thread. Pass the second needle through the A bead. Bring the threads together, pulling the beads to sit snug against each other and tie a knot.
Using the shorter length of thread only, re-enforce as much as possible and tie in to secure and trim. The crystal beads can be sharp and cut threads, so it is important not to skip this step, especially if using Nymo or KO Thread. If you need to know how to do this, you can find a video tutorial here.
Using the remaining longer thread and working up, pass through the right hole of the next B bead. Pick up 3 x C beads and pass through the right hole of the next A bead.
Pick up 5 x c and pass through the right hole of the next available B bead. Repeat 3 more times. Pick up 3 x C and pass through the right hole of the next B bead. Skipping the next bead, pass down though the left hole of the B bead your thread is exiting from.
Repeat step 6 but this time going down the left hand side until you exit from the last B bead in the strap. Your strap of work will now curve slightly and form into an arch. Do not worry. This is intentional.
Skipping the next bead, pass up though the right hole of the B bead your thread is exiting from. Following the bead path, pass through the 3 x C beads, the A bead and 2 of the C beads. Pick up 3 x C beads and skipping one of the C beads on the base row, pass through the next 2 C beads and pull the thread so that the beads just added form a tiny triangle. Continue through the next A bead and 2 x C beads. Pick up 3 x C and form another triangle by skipping 1 bead on the base row and passing through the next 2 x C beads. Continue around the whole strap, adding tiny triangles in the middle of each set of 5 x C beads.
Tie in the remaining thread to secure and trim. Cut 2 strips of ribbon (I used 65cm on each side). At each end of the strap, pass a piece of ribbon through the loop of seed beads. Pull through so that the seed bead loop sits in the centre of the ribbon. Hold the ribbon with both parts together and tie a knot to secure.
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