Pastel Daisy Jewellery Set
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Pastel Daisy Jewellery Set
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Step 1. Thread a needle with 12 inches of Fire line thread. Take your thread around the pearl twice, this creates 2 “thread bridges “which provides a base for us to bead on. Leave a tail of 3 inches. Your thread should be fairly flush to the surface of the pearl bead.
Step 2. Thread 2 seed beads on to your needle and pass the needle under one of the thread bridges. The beads should stay on the other side of the thread bridge. Pull until nice and fairly tight. Then pass the needle up through the outer bead from the bottom.
Step 3. Thread on a single seed bead and repeat the process of passing under the thread
bridge and then pushing the needle up through the bottom of the outer seed bead.
Keep an eye on the placement and tension of the bead, aiming for even placement and flush to the base. Repeat until you have 6 seed beads, you will have covered both of the thread bridges.
Step 4. To finish the first round your needle will exit the 6th bead from the top and enter the first bead from the top too. Pull tightly and manipulate the placement of the beads to be as evenly spaced as can be. Pass your needle through the 2nd bead in the row, from the bottom to exit the top of the bead.
Step 5. To begin the 2nd row we start the same as before by picking up 2 seed beads at
first and then continuing with single seed beads. To create a disc that can be used as a
pendant we need to apply a link which we have cut off from some soldered chain length to the beading. A cut off chain link is ideal due to its unobtrusive size and it has no gap either (a gap like the one a jump ring has could cause it to fall away from the thread), to that end make sure you use soldered chain. Always apply the link in the middle rather than at the end of the row to provide a stronger finish. To apply; thread on the cut off link FIRST and a seed bead and continue as before.
Step 6. Finish this row as before by weaving together the first and last beads applied
then continuing through one more bead. (Step 4)
Step 7. To finish use a half hitch knot and back weave a little before cutting off the
excess thread. For the other tail thread which is still in the centre of our weaving try to
back weave this too and cut off any excess.
Step 8. To make a pair of stud earrings with these discs do not incorporate a chain link
and glue the discs to the flat ear stud findings.
Step 9. To create a fancy edge to your beading apply 3 seed beads to start the outer row
and follow up with 2 thereafter. Brick Stitch takes practice to get right but it is worth
it as it gives a very robust result and you can incorporate different size beads and bead
shapes as you learn more, it really is a very versatile technique.
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