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How to make Earrings with Rivoli Crystals - step by step jewellery making tutorial

Products used in project:

How to make Earrings with Rivoli Crystals - step by step jewellery making tutorial

Items (5)
Qty
Price
Bonny™ / crystal glass / rivoli / 10mm / Crystal / 12pcs
C4462
1
Out of stock
TOHO™ / Round 11/0 / Ceylon / Aqua / 10g / ~ 1100pcs
U9824
1
Out of stock
Firepolish™ / 3mm / Alabaster / Crystal / 40pcs
W2299
1
Out of stock
TOHO ™ / Round 15/0 / Ceylon / Aqua / 10g / ~ 1400pc
S8088
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£0.97

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Information about project:

How to make Earrings with Rivoli Crystals - step by step jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Today we will show you how to make earrings using TOHO seed beads and Bonny Rivoli crystals, very elegant, perfect for special occasions. The exclusive finish, which gives the impression of precious stones, will be achieved thanks to the use of a mix of Firepolish crystals, Bonny Rivoli and small TOHO beads.

Ready let's stitch.

Materials required:
TOHO Round size 11 and size 15
Bonny Rivoli 10mm
Earwires for earrings
3mm Firepolish
Beading Needle
Scissors
Beading Thread - Nozue Sonoko in a colour matching the beads
Bead Mat or Tray

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 beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

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

Designed by Marta Draganek - January 2014


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Cut approx. 80-90cm length of thread and thread onto a needle. Pick up 7 x 15/0 sb and 1x FP. 

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We drag the needle through all the beads so that it forms a loop.

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We pull out the needle behind the second Toho bead and pull the loop.

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We put on 5 x Toho beads and 1 FP. 

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Next, we insert the needle into 2x Toho beads from the first loop.

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We pull the thread. That's how the second loop appears. 

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To make a frame of beads around the crystal we will need make a chain of beads consisting of nine such loops.

To add another loop, we need to get into the side beads.

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Now we put on 1x FP and 5 x beads Toho 15/0.

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We insert the needle into 2x toho beads.

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We pass with a needle through the FP bead and 2x Toho beads, so that it is possible to add another loop.

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Thread 5 x Toho and 1 x FP and close another loop.

We repeat the same steps until 8 loops are obtained. The last – the ninth, we will close the chain so that the frame of our crystal is formed.
In the photo below you can see a chain consisting of 8 loops. On the thread we thread a FP.

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We insert the needle into 2x Toho beads at the beginning of the chain.

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After pulling the thread, a circle is formed.

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We still need to replenish the upper part of the ninth loop. For this, we put on 3 beads Toho 15/0, the needle is inserted into 2x beads from the last loop

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... and enlist.

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To strengthen the structure, we drag the needle through the adjacent Fire Polish bead.

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Then, we drag the needle through the Toho beads.

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We pull out the needle behind the fourth Toho bead – this is the middle bead in a single loop.

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Now we will reduce our border so that something like a bowl is created, in which we will embed Bonny Rivoli. 

We put on a needle bead Toho 11/0 and drag it through the middle bead Toho 15/0 from the loop next to it.

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We pull the thread.

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We put on the bead Toho 11/0 and pull the needle through the middle bead Toho 15/0 from the next loop.

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We pull the thread. You can already see that the housing circumference is starting to decrease.

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We repeat the same action along the entire length of the border until such a "bowl" is obtained:

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Thread through the Toho beads 15/0 to get to the outer edge of the binding.

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We drag the needle through the Fire Polish bead.

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We turn the housing to the other side.

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We can already put the bonny rivoli into the frame. 

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On the needle we take 7 beads Toho 15/0, drag it through the FP to form a loop

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Once again, we drag the thread through all the Toho beads.

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We drag the needle through the adjacent Fire Polish bead.

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We take on the needle 4 beads Toho 15/0 and drag it through three side toho beads from the first loop.

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We drag the needle through the Fire Polish bead.

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We pass up through three side toho beads from the new loop.

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We pull the thread.

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We put 4 Toho 15/0 beads on the needle and drag it through another Fire Polish bead to create a new loop.

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We return with a needle through toho beads.

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We pass through the next fire polish bead and add another loop.

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We repeat the same steps around the perimeter of the housing. We will close the last loop with a single Toho bead.

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We drag the needle through the Fire Polish bead.

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Then, we go up through three Toho beads to take care of filling the central part of the housing.

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We need to reduce the housing circumference. For this, we will reduce the number of beads. We drag the needle through the middle toho beads from two adjacent loops. We pull the thread.

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We take on the needle 1 bead Toho 15/0 and drag the needle through the two middle Toho beads from the adjacent loops. We borrow.

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We repeat the same steps around the perimeter of the housing. We take on the needle 1 bead Toho 15/0, drag the needle through the two middle Toho beads from the adjacent loops and pull.

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In the next row, we add about one toho bead 15/0 until we close the circle.

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At this stage of our project, all that remains is to make the ear, which we hook the bigiel on. We pass with a needle through the Toho beads to the outer edge of the binding.

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We drag the needle through the Fire Polish bead.

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We put on 3 beads Toho 15/0 and drag the needle through another bead Fire Polish.

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After pulling the thread, between the fire polish beads, a small glass will be created. To make sure that it does not break while wearing earrings, we pass with a needle through all the beads around the binding two or three times. Thanks to this procedure, the housing will not only be more durable, but also stiffer, which will make it nicer to lay out on the crystal.

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We cut the excess thread. We can already hook a bigiel.

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In the same way we make a second earring.

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