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How to make a key ring - A heart made from beads tutorial

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How to make a key ring - A heart made from beads tutorial

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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Is there anything better than a handmade gift? Probably not! A gift from the heart gives the most joy because we know that it was made especially for us and only for us. That is why we like to give people close to us something that we have done ourselves. Paula Ziemska knows this very well, that's why she has prepared a tutorial for you, in which she will show you how to make a pendant with a heart of beads. So quickly grab your needles so that you can make to give to as many people as possible. 

Materials Needed;

TOHO beads 11/0
FirePolish Beads in 4mm
Key Ring Base - (Lobster Clasp, Split Ring & Jump Rings) NOTE: Large Split Ring not included in the products list above. 
Beading Thread (can also be a fishing line)
Needle 
Scissors 
Pliers 
Additional charms or tassels 

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! <3

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

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We prepare the needle, thread and beads (firepolish) and Toho 11/0. We cut about 70 cm of thread.

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We take the sequence TH - FP - TH - FP - TH - FP onto the needle and connect by passing the thread through all the beads.


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The thread should come out of the FP bead. Then we take the sequence TH - FP - TH - FP - TH and go through the bead from which the thread comes out.

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In the next move, we go with the needle to the adjacent FP bead and take the sequence TH - FP - TH - FP - TH

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We go to the bead, which is arranged perpendicularly and in this way we add two more of the same sequences.


As we can see, a flower is slowly forming. In the sixth sequence we will combine our "flower into a whole". We go with the needle to the FP bead, which is arranged perpendicular to the centre of our work.

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We take one TH 11/0 bead and go through the adjacent FP bead from below.

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Then we take TH - FP -TH and go through from the top.

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In the next step we need to connect TH 11/0 beads. We go with the needle to the nearest TH bead and we pass the thread through all the circles that make us a circle.

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Then we lead the needle to come out of one of the upper FP beads.

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Again, we take TH - FP - TH - FP - TH and go through the bead from which the thread comes out.

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We go to the next FP bead, which is arranged perpendicularly and again we acquire the standard sequence TH - FP - TH -FP - TH.


We proceed in this way to obtain 5 TH beads in the next "circle". (Image 4)

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Then (as before) we add one TH bead, which connects us to the bottom of our second flower, and from the top TH - FP - TH).

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We reconnect the inner TH beads to form a circle.


We already have 2 flowers, and we need 3. We run a needle so that it comes out of the bead marked in the picture. (Image 2)

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And we take as usual TH - FP - TH - FP - TH starting with 3 flowers.

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We start the sixth petal from the top by adding TH - FP -TH.

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And the bottom we connect with a single TH bead.

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And again we make a circle through TH beads.

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Now we pass the needle to the bead marked in the photo and it's time to form and finish the edges of the heart.

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We pass the thread (without adding beads) through 2 TH - FP - 2 TH - FP - 2TH connecting them together. We also see a larger gap between FP- beads - here we take TH - FP - TH and go through the nearest FP bead.

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Then we take 3 TH beads and go through another FP bead. Then we take TH - FP - TH again.

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We go through the rest of the hearts without adding beads. I recommend making one more pass with the same thread

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Of course, we secure the thread and cut off the excess. We then can attach the lobster clasp and/or split ring and other decorative charms and mount them. You can use a couple of jump rings to link together and create an extension chain like in the images below. 

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Finished! Of course, this does not have to be a key ring - hearts can be used in several ways - a necklace or even earrings. We would love to see your version on our Facebook Group. 

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