Ios Par Puca™ Set - Jewellery Making Tutorial |

Ios Par Puca™ Set - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Ios Par Puca™ Set - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner


Lindsay wanted to make some jewellery which consisted of a repeated element which she could combine together in different ways to make a set. She  will show you how to make the individual piece and suggest ways which you can use them together or you can combine them in your own way. We would love to see what you make!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the images above do not match the 'Products Used List'.

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery?

Designed by Lyndsay McDonald - January 2022

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On an arm's length of thread, firstly, pick up four IPP. Sew through the beads again and tie firmly so that the finished piece looks neat.

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Then, sew through the inner hole of any bead and in the opposite direction through the outer hole. Pick up one FP1 and sew through the outer hole of the following IPP. Repeat this three more times. Sew through all beads in this round again for strength. Exit from any IPP.

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Next, pick up five 11M and sew through the following IPP outer hole (avoiding the FP1). Repeat this three more times, sewing again through the first five 11M added.

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After that, pick up two 11A and sew through the following five 11M   (avoiding the IPP). Repeat this three more times, exiting from the first 11A added.

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Then, pick up one 11T. Sew through the 11A and the five 11M exiting from the first 11T of the next pair. Give the thread a gentle tug to get the 11T sitting nicely in place. Repeat this three more times. Sew through the first group of 11A, 11T, 11A again.

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Keeping the thread hidden, work inwards towards the centre of the piece exiting from the inner hole of any IPP and pick up one 11T.

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Next, sew through the inner hole of the following IPP. Repeat three more times exiting from the first 11T added.

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Then, pick up one FP2 and sew through the opposite 11T.

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After that, sew back through the FP2 and into the initial 11T (so that the thread forms a figure 8 pattern) repeat this step for strength.

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Finally,  again, keeping the thread hidden, work outwards exiting any outermost 11T. Slip a jump ring through the 11T and attach an ear wire. If the jump ring is too large to insert through the 11T, pick up three 11A and a jump ring. Sew through several times for strength. Attach a second jump ring and an ear wire.

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How to join the elements:

Follow the instructions until step 5. When it is time to add the fourth 11T, use one from a previously made element. Sew through several times for strength.

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Join the elements in a line or a square:

Whichever way you choose, use the 11T's to attach the elements together.

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To finish off the pendants:

Exit any 11M two or three beads after the 11T (as different beads are slightly different sizes, you will have to experiment which fits best). Pick up 11A, FP1, 11A and sew into an 11M from the next element (making sure it corresponds with the first). Continue adding beads in this way around your piece. Sew through all beads again for strength. Form a hanging loop in an appropriate place with 11T.

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To make a bangle:

Construct a bangle in the same way as the pendant formed in a line, joining each end of the piece with the 11T beads. Work around either edge of the bangle adding the 11A, FP1, 11A sequence.

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Especially for you we have created a group of handicraft enthusiasts. The group includes both beginners and more advanced people. This is where you can show off your projects, ask for advice, clarify doubts about designs, submit your jewellery designs and make new friends with people who have the same hobby as you :). Welcome! You can join our Facebook group here!

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