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How to make Earrings with Rivoli Crystals - Step by Step Tutorial

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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

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The rivoli crystals glimmering in the sun are a hit this time of year. They will work in classic designs and what woman doesn't like to shine sometimes? Monika herself likes to shine from time to time and also wants to help you with this. Therefore, in this course I will show you how to make simple earrings with rivoli crystals. We will dress the Bonny crystal a bit differently than usual because we will use MATUBO beads first and foremost. 

As you probably already know, I am a fan of MATUBO beads. Because these beads give a lot of possibilities, and projects with their use, they do not have to be complicated at all. So do not hesitate for a moment. 

You will find all the necessary products to make rivoli earrings in this project. Don't be afraid to experiment with colours, finishes and decorations. Your imagination is waiting to loosen her reins!

Ready? Let's Stitch


GINKO™ - 12 pieces

NIB-BIT™ - 12 pieces

TOHO™ rounds - in sizes 11/0 and 15/0

Bonny™  14mm rivoli crystal

Earwires - in gold

Beading thread - KO thread

Needle

Scissors 

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We cut less than a metre of thread. We thread one Ginko bead onto it. Thread the needle from the side with a narrower end.

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Take 3 Toho 11/0 beads (T11) and thread through to the second hole in the bead. You can give yourself a stopper at the end of the thread, but you can easily thread these few pieces of beads. Leave only about 5cm of tail thread at the end.

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Now we are getting one T11 and a Ginko.

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We take 3T and thread through to the hole next to it.

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We take a Toho and a Ginko bead in this sequence until we have 6 Ginko's.

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When we have 6 Ginko's, we take one T11 at the end and tie the two ends of the thread into a knot.

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When we have the knot and the closed bead circle we go through the needle in the Ginko hole.

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We also go through three T11s.

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Now we will be adding NIB-BIT between the Ginko. We dig into the wider side of this bead and in to three Toho over Ginko next to it.

We add the NIB-BIT in the same way. When we add them all, we pass so that the thread comes out of the first added NIB-BIT. We pull tightly so that there are not too big gaps between the beads.

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The thread comes from the wider, thicker side of the NIB-BIT. We now pierce the hole "lower" at the narrower end. Remember that the thread should be pulled tight. 

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Place the crystal inside your beaded piece and close it. When closing, we will add 3 T11 beads between NIB-BIT. We can even go around again to stiffen the back of the piece.

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We stop so that the thread comes out of the NIB-BIT. We go with the needle to the wider part of this bead.

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The thread comes out of the NIB-BIT. We take 7 Toho 15/0 beads (T15) and stick into the NIB-BIT bead next to it.

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We now go again to the lower hole of the NIB-BIT bead and through 3 T11 so that the thread comes out of the bead marked "X".

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Now we are moving again to the wider part of the NIB-BIT, from which the thread comes out. We go through the loop again, on which we hang the earwire. We move around the circumference of the earring to be able to cut the thread. 

With a short initial thread, we also go through the beads so that it can be safely cut. Put on an earwire and it's ready!

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What better way to relax and unwind than with a tray of beads, a cup of tea and a group of like minded people? Our Facebook Page is the ideal place to go to share with the beading community. Whether you want to chat, exchange ideas or show us your works of art.... All are welcome to join 

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