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String Art Pendant - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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String Art Pendant - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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Make your own super String Art Pendant with this step by step tutorial! With such a large variety of threads to choose from, this is another design that you can easily make uniquely yours. Ready? Let's Get Creative!!

TIP: Some of the holes in my Round Frame were a little small for 2 passes of the cord I had chosen. I used a bead awl to enlarge the holes before I began.

Materials required:
Miyuki Bead Crochet Polyester Thread 0.45mm - A thinner cord will also work well. How much it stands out and what colour it is, is all down to your own personal taste. A metallic thread would be very effective ;)
Round Bead Frame - I used Antique Silver Round Bead Frame 30mm
Size 11 TOHO™ Round Seed Beads 
Big Eye Needle
Bead Mat or Tray
Scissors
Pliers

Remember that our tutorials are designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours!

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

Designed by Joanne - April 2021 

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Thread your needle with approx. 2 metres of thread. Leaving a 20cm tail, add a stopper bead. Enlarge any holes on the bead frame where necessary.

Pass through any hole on the ring, working from the outside in. Count 14 holes on the ring and pass through the 15th. Pull cord snug.

TIP: Keep your ring the same side up throughout.

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Working from the outside in and clockwise, pass through the next hole along. Again, pass through the next hole along on the opposite side of the ring in one step. Pull cord snug.

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Working from the outside in and clockwise, pass through the next hole along and again, pass through the next hole along on the opposite side of the ring.

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Continue adding thread in the same manner, all the way around the ring, keeping the cord snug.

Some of the holes on the rings are smaller than others and it may become difficult to pull the needle through. I used pliers on 3 occasions to help complete my ring.

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Once each hole has been used and your threads are as in the image below, pick up 3 seed beads.

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Working back along the ring, pass through the next hole, forming a picot with the 3 seed beads.

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Pass through the next hole along and pick up another 3 seed beads.

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Continue adding picots until, you have 9 in total.

Without adding any more beads, weave through the holes on the ring until you reach the top.

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Step 9

Remove the stopper bead and tie the tail and working thread together in a double knot.

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On the working thread, pick up 12 seed beads.

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Skip 9 seed beads and pass through the 10th.

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Pick up 2 more seed beads and pass through the hole your tail thread is exiting from. Pass back up through the next hole (ensuring you are in the centre of the ring).

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Tie the working thread and the tail thread in a double knot. Add a dab of glue or clear nail varnish to the knot.

Weave the working thread and tail thread through the threads on the outside of the ring and tie off. 

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Add your favourite chain and your pendant is ready to wear!

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