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How to wrap rivoli - framing a bonny crystal with beads

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How to wrap rivoli - framing a bonny crystal with beads

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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We invite you to a Jewellery Making tutorial in which Paula Ziemska will show you how to wrap a 12mm Bonny crystal with beautiful beads. You can use this to create earrings, rings, necklaces or pendants. The tutorial is simple and easy, so there are no excuses!! Let's begin :)

Materials Needed;
Jewellry thread - One-G in a similar colour to the beads. I used grey.
Jewelley needle 
Firepolish beads - 3mm - 27 pieces (FP)
Crystalove crystals - bicones 4mm - 9 pieces
SuperDuo beads -  2.5mm x 5mm -  9 pieces (SD)
Bonny crystals - Rivoli 12mm
TOHO beads - size 15/0 - about 18 pieces

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We acquire 4 FirePolish beads for a thread of about 1 metre long. We go through all 4 beads.

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Then use the needle to go through the nearest FirePolish bead. We take 3 more beads, go through the one from which our needle came out, and through the next 2 so as to be at the top of the chain.

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Repeat the procedure to obtain 8 squares.

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Now it's time to connect the two ends of the chain together so that a ring is formed.

Coming out of the top bead, we take one FP bead and pass the needle through the top bead from the other end.

We repeat the action - again we take one bead and again we go so that the work connects.

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We now have a ring.

Our work is a bit loose, so you have to strengthen it. We go through the middle bead and the upper left bead. We take a TOHO 15/0 bead and pass the needle through the nearest (top) FP bead.

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Repeat the action 8 times. Finishing the lap we go through 1 TOHO 15/0 added bead.

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Now we repeat the circle with the same thread throughout the whole piece - thanks to this the work narrows down.

Coming out of the FP bead, we go through the nearest vertical FP, and then through the bottom one and repeat the round of TOHO beads.

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We place the Bonny crystal in our work and again we take our thread round through the added TOHO beads.

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The crystal should already sit well in our work.

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Time to add SuperDuo and Bicone beads.

We go from the bottom row to the FP bead which is upright in the needlework.

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Take a SD bead and go diagonally through the left entrance of the adjacent vertical FP bead. Repeat 8 times.

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When the lap is finished, we go again through the first SD added and pass the thread to the upper hole of the bead.

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Then we take a bicone bead and go through another SD bead. Repeat the entire ring.

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As bicone beads have quite sharp entrances, I recommend that you drag nothing through the entire lap.

Our work is nearly done. We pass the thread through the SD and FP bead so that we reach the excess thread from the beginning of work. We tie a knot, hide unnecessary ends passing through a few more beads and cut off the excess. 

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Our finished piece should look like this...

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What can we do with our crystal? Anything! You can make a ring, earrings or a pendant - whatever you like! Share yours on our Facebook group.

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