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How to make a brooch out of beads - Triangle beaded Water Lily

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How to make a brooch out of beads - Triangle beaded Water Lily

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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We invite you to a jewellery making tutorial in which the talented Paula Ziemska will show you how to make a captivating brooch from beads. The striking beaded water lily looks beautiful not only as a brooch, but also as a necklace, ring or earrings. This is one of those courses that can become your starting point for a wide variety of projects. Let's stitch!

Materials required:
TOHO beads - in three sizes: 15/0, 11/0 (2 colours) and 8/0
CZECHMATES beads - Triangle shape 12pcs. (CZT)
Beading Thread- nylon One-G in a colour similar to beads - about 1.5 meters
Needle
A little safety pin
Optional: 12mm bonny crystal rivoli


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Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 


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We start with a working thread of about 1.5 meters and 6 TOHO 11/0 beads on the needle. We make a round through all of them, tie a knot (quite tight) and we can pass the needle through 2 or 3 more beads.

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Starting from any bead, thread the first sequence on the needle: T8 / 0 -> T11 / 0 → CZT (right hole) → CZT (left hole) → T15 / 0 → T11 / 0 → T15 / 0, it looks like this:

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Now we go through the right hole of the CZT bead (we create a picot from the three TOHO beads), thread another CZT bead (through its left hole) → T11 / 0 and insert the needle into the already added T8 / 0 and T11 / 0 bead from the base.

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The next sequences look similar: Leaving T11 / 0, thread T8 / 0 -> T11 / 0 → go through the right CZT buttonhole which we have already added → thread CZT (left hole) → 15/0 → T11 / 0 → T15 / 0 → right buttonhole CZT again → new CZT (left buttonhole) → T11 / 0 → put the needle into T8 / 0 and T11 / 0 from the base.

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In this way we perform 3 more sequences.

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At the last one, the sequence changes at the very end. After the picot, we do not add another CZT, but use the one added at the beginning of our work. Then thread the T11 / 0 and finish by entering T8 / 0 and T11 / 0.

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Our work should look like this:

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Try to tighten the thread a little and pass the needle through T8 / 0 → T11 / 0 -> CZT left hole → take 3 beads T15 / 0 and return with the needle through CZT through the right hole (another small picot is created).

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To strengthen our work, we go through T11 / 0 → T8 / 0 and T11 / 0 again from the basics, and then we start the same sequence all over again. Thus, we make 6 small picots on empty CZT beads.

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Picots need to be shaped into a strong triangle. Insert the needle into the first 15/0 bead and, skipping the middle one, insert the needle into the third 15/0. The thread will run under the top bead, which will emphasise it nicely.

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We lead the needle through the CZT and 11/0 bead, and then through the adjacent 11/0 bead. Thus, we went to the next row where we can further emphasise another picot. We repeat the activity for all six.

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 It's time to shape our flower - we go with the needle trying to get to the T11 / 0 bead from the top of the upper picot.

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Take 3 T11 / 0 beads and thread the needle through the adjacent T11 / 0. We repeat the action until the whole thing connects nicely.

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To stabilise and strengthen the piece, we run the needle through the entire sequence.

To finish, go back to the T15 / 0 bead which was the basis of the combined picot and take 7 or 5 (depending on whether you want short or long leaves) T11 / 0 beads and pass the needle through the adjacent T15 / 0 bead again.

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We repeat the activity creating 6 leaves of our flower.

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As you can see initially, the leaves are not very even. In order for the beads to fit nicely, we have to repeat the needle through 3 T11 / 0 beads → leave the third alone and pierce directly into the fifth (then the top is formed nicely).

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Repeat the action through all the leaves :).

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18 . The brooch is basically ready - it's time to install the safety pin. We sew it with beads (basically as convenient for us - the ground would stick;). Optionally, we can put a 12mm BONNY crystal in our work - it holds up nicely, it does not fall out, but it is not necessary

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Our flower is ready - of course, our needlework does not have to be a brooch. We can make a ring, earrings or a subtle pendant - whatever we like.

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