Super Duo Super star
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Super Duo Super star
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Information about project:
Super Duo Super star
Designed by: Lindsay McDonald
Follow Lindsay's fabulous tutorial and learn how to make your very own Super Star! The finished piece is incredibly versatile and can be used in many ways for your festive home decorations. Why not make a chain of them and drape it across the mantel piece? Or perhaps a co-ordinating set for your Christmas Tree? However you decide to use them, we hope you have heaps of fun creating this Christmas.
If you make your creations to sell, these cute little stars are a winner! They are so quick to make and have been really popular in my little pop up shop at work. They can be made in endless colour combinations, contemporary, traditional, a single colour or a mixture. Lindsay xx
You will need:
*42 x Super Duo, main colour (SD1)
*12 x Super Duo, accent colour (SD2)
*12 x size 8/0 seed beads (8/0)
*6 x size 11/0 seed beads (11/0)
*7 x size 15/0 seed beads (15/0)
*1 x 6mm jump ring
Beginners Tip: If you are new to beading. Although this is quite an easy design, I would strongly recommend using two colours of Super Duo for your first attempt. With the changes of direction to navigate around the star it is quite easy to get confused how many Super Duos to pass through.
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.
Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'.
Firstly, on an arm's length of thread pick up six SD1and six 8/0 alternately.
Then, sew through all of the beads again to form a ring. Tie the two ends firmly with two knots. Sew through a couple of beads, then the outer hole of SD1.
Pick up SD1, 8/0, SD1 and sew through the outer hole of the next SD1 added in the previous row.
Next, repeat step 3 five more times. Then, sew through the lower hole of the first SD1 added in step 3 and out of the upper hole of the same bead.
Pick up SD2 and sew through the outer hole of the next SD1.
Pick up SD1, 11/0, SD1. Sew through the upper hole of the next SD1 added in the previous row.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 five more times. (After the last repeat) Exiting from the lower hole of the first added SD2. Then, sew through the outer hole of the same bead.
Pick up SD1 and pass through the outer hole of the next SD1.
Then, sew through the lower hole of the same bead you have just passed through and into the upper hole of the SD1 in the previous row.
After that, sew through the lower hole of the same bead. Then, pass through the 8/0 and the lower hole of the next SD1.
Now, we are going to sew through the upper hole of the same SD1 and into the lower hole of the next SD1.
Sew through the upper hole of the same bead and pick up SD1. Pass through the outer hole of the SD2.
Repeat steps 8-12 five more times. (After the last repeat) Exit from the lower hole of the SD1 following the SD2.
Then, sew through the upper hole of the same bead and pick up SD2. Sew through the upper hole of the next SD1.
Then, sew through lower hole of the bead you have just passed through and the upper hole of the SD2 from the previous row.
Next, sew through the lower hole of the same SD2 and the upper, then lower holes of the following two SD1s.
Sew through the 11/0 and through the lower, then upper holes of the next two SD1s.
Following that, sew into the lower hole of the SD2 and back out of the upper hole. Then pass through the lower hole of the next SD1.
Repeat steps 14-18 five more times.
Now, we are going to reinforce this final point as we are going to use it to attach some hanging ribbon. Sew through the upper hole of the same SD1 and the lower hole of the SD2 which forms the point.
Finally, zig zag down through the Super Duos towards the centre circle and tie off the threads. Add the hanging ribbon.
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