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Super Kheops Flower Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Super Kheops Flower Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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Always, when  browsing through all of the lovely beads on the Beads Direct site, I'd see the Super Kheops Par Puca beads. I wondered what people did with them as I can't remember seeing a tutorial with them in. Well, curiosity finally got the better of me and I bought some and came up with this cute flower design. I hope you like it! Lindsay xx

What you will need:
*12 Super Kheops Par Puca  (SKPP)
*12 4mm Fire Polished beads (4FP)
*12 3mm Fire Polished beads (3FP)
*2 6mm Round Seashell
*60 size  11/0 seed beads, main colour
*12 siize 11/0 seed beads, accent colour
*8  size15/0 seed beads
*2 ear wires
*1m Beading Thread
*needle
*scissors

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

Step 1

On approx 1m of thread, and leaving a 15cm tail, pick up 1 11/0 seed bead (of the main colour) and 1 (SKPP). Repeat this sequence 5 times. Make sure when threading that the flat side of the (SKPP) with the 2 holes in it is facing you and that the needle passes through the left side hole.

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Step 2

Pass through all of the beads again to form a ring and tie 2 knots. Pass the needle through the first 3 beads again.

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Step 3

Pass the needle into the outer hole of the next (SKPP) and pick up 4 11/0 of the main colour seed beads. Then enter the outer hole of the following (SKPP).

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Step 4

Continue in the same way all around the piece. Finish by exiting a (SKPP).

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Step 5

Next, pass the needle through the first two 11/0s, pick up an 11/0 (of the same colour) then pass through the following two 11/0s in that section. Give the thread a little tug so that the inserted bead snuggles into the centre of the line to create a point.

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Continue around the piece repeating the previous step 5 more times. Finish by exiting a (SKPP).

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Then, pass through the next two 11/0s, the inserted 11/0 and only the first of the next two 11/0s. Pick up (4FP).

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Gently, pull the thread towards the centre and pass the needle through the 11/0 in the central ring in an anticlockwise direction.

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Step 9

Pass the needle back through the (4FP) and into the 11/0 in the outer row of that section. (The one we haven't passed through yet). Pass through the (SKPP).

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Repeat step 9 five more times.

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Then, pass the needle through the next four 11/0s, down through the (4FP) towards the central ring. Carefully, pass through the 11/0 at the base of the (4FP) in an anticlockwise direction. It makes it easier if you aim the needle to come out of the back of your work. Pick up a 6mm pearl.

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Pass the needle through the opposite 11/0 to sew the pear in place. Return through the pearl and anticlockwise through the 11/0 securing the pearl further.

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We are now going to create a pretty ring around the pearl which will secure the pearl further and make the piece neater. Pick up a (3FP) and pass, anticlockwise, through the next 11/0 in the central ring.

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Continue in the same way, adding a (3FP) in between each 11/0 of the central ring. Again, the 11/0s are a little tricky to get through so aim the needle towards the back of your work. I found using a thinner needle (size 12) helpful too. The (3FP) will look wonky at this stage, but don't worry. Pass through the first (3FP) again.

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Next, pick up an 11/0 of the accent colour. Pass through the following (3FP).

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Repeat the previous step five more times. Thread through this ring of (3FP) and accent colour 11/0s gently pulling the thread to make the beads sit nicely in a ring around the pearl.

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When you are happy with the ring, pass the needle through the nearest (4FP) towards the outer ring of 11/0s. Thread through the 11/0s until the needle exits one of the points.

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Pick up two 15/0s, an ear wire and two more 15/0s. Then, sew through the 11/0 which creates the point. Do this several times for strength.

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Finally, turn the work over to finish of the threads. You will notice that as the piece is formed it does not lie flat, it becomes domed. This is the effect we want.

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