Wrapped Preciosa Wood Jewellery Set
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Wrapped Preciosa Wood Jewellery Set
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Wrapped Preciosa Wood Jewellery Set
Designed by: Julie Dudley
Are you ready for the talented Julie Dudley's debut tutorial? Grab a cuppa and get reading... she will have you feeling creative in no time!
This necklace is made using a series of components which are made using eye pins with one open loop and one wrapped loop, meaning you can attach them together in different quantities and ways to create different looks. This tutorial focuses on the green necklace but techniques can be used for other jewellery.
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For main necklace you will need:
- FireLine Thread
- Needle - size 10 or 12
- Findings kit - You will need 5 x 50mm Head pins, 9 x 50mm Eye pins, 19x 4mmmetal beads, 1x lobster clasp and 2x jump rings from the kit.
- Preciosa Seed Bead Mix Size 8
- Preciosa Wood Beads - 3 x 12mm, 2 x 10mm & 7 x 7mm
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Designed by Julie Dudley - October 2021
Attach 60cm of thread to your needle and hold around 15cm of the tail end in your other hand. Thread on 1x 12mm wooden bead and 9x size 8 seed beads to your thread. Pass the needle back through the opposite hole from the one just exited.
Pass your needle back through all 9 seed beads and tie a couple of knots together using the two threads. Pass needle back through main bead.
Add 9x size 8 seed beads and pass through main bead again, pass through the last 9 seed beads added and go back through main bead. Repeat this process until you have 5x sets of seed beads around the wooden bead. Pass thread back through your work a few times and knot in several places to strengthen your work. Trim threads left over.
Repeat this process until you have 3x beaded focal beads
Take a 50mm headpin and add one 4mm rose gold plated bead, one of your focal beads, and another rose gold bead.
Place your round nose pliers above those beads so they are covering a few millimeters of headpin and make a 45 degree bend ( try to make the bend in the same direction as the loop at the bottom)
Move your round nose pliers to the top of that bend and roll the end of your wire either with your thumb or chain nose pliers to form a loop. Holding the loop with your round nose pliers, wrap the wire end around underneath the loop. (Small little nibbles with your pliers are less likely to damage the metal) if you have any wire overhanging that won't fit, nip with your flush cutters and squash down the end.
Now to make the tassel components:
Take one of the rose gold headpins, add 1x 6mm wooden bead and 1x 4mm rose gold plated 4mm bead then 13 x size 8 preciosa beads. As before place your round nose pliers above those beads, covering a few millimeters of the headpin and create a 45 degree bend. Move your pliers to the top of that bend and create a loop. Keeping hold of the loop with your round nose pliers ( I tend to leave the pliers in the loop for this technique) and use your chain nose pliers to gently wind the wire end around the headpin.
You need to make more of these components, I made 5, which is about the maximum that will fit on the bottom loop of your necklace. I varied the amount of size 8 seed beads on each headpin between 9-13 beads.
Take an eyepin and add 1x 4mm rose gold bead, 1x 10mm wooden bead and 1 x 4mm rose gold bead. As before create the 45 degree bend and loop and then wrap the tail underneath the loop.
You need 2 of these connectors.
Take an eyepin, add 1x 4mm rose gold bead, 1x 6mm bead and 1x 4mm rose gold bead. As before make the bend, loop and wrap. Again if you have too much tail, trim and squash down the end.
You need two of these components.
Take an eyepin and add 15 x size 8 seed beads. Place your round nose pliers just above these beads and create the 45 degree bend and loop and wrap as before.
You need 2 of these connectors.
Now we are going to start connecting your components together.
Firstly take the 2 connectors with the 6mm wooden beads you just made.
Take a jump ring. Open by holding with your round nose pliers and chain nose pliers with the cut in the jump ring at the top and gently pull one side towards you slightly. Attach the jump ring to one of the connectors, on the end that has the open loop, and use your pliers to close.( it is important that the jump ring is attached to the open loop as we need the end with the closed loop to bead to with beading thread to later)
Open the second jump and place the lobster clasp onto it and the open loop end of the second connector with the 6mm bead, and close the jump ring.
You now have the clasp end finished.
Now take one of the main 12mm beaded bead components and slightly open the loop at the bottom. Add the headpin tassel components onto the loop and close with your pliers.
Take the 2 connectors with the 10 mm wooden beads open the loops at one end with your pliers, and attach them both to the wrapped loop on the main beaded focal bead and close the loops.
Do the same again with the eyepins that have seed beads added. Open the loop ends and attached one to each of the wrapped loop ends of the 10mm connectors.
Take the final two 12mm beaded bead connectors and open the loop ends with your pliers. Add one to each of the wrapped loops on the previous seed bead connectors and close the loops.
Measure the length of this and the clasp section, which came to approximately 10 inches in total. I wanted this necklace to be around 20 inches, so I knew that I needed to bead 5 inches for each side. You may want your necklace longer, if so adjust your measurements for the next sections.
You may want to use wire guardians at each end of your beading, but I have attached directly onto the wrapped loops on the connectors.
Take your needle and add about four or five times the length of beading you need to finish one side. I needed 5 inches of beading, so took 20 inches of thread.
Add a stop bead leaving a few of the inches of thread (This is any small bead that you thread onto your thread and sew back through again. It is just to stop your beading falling off the end of the thread while you work)
Thread enough size 8 seed beads onto your thread to your desired length. (again mine is 5 inches)
Pass your needle through the wrapped loop end of one of the connectors added to the clasp.
Pass your needle and thread back through a few of your seed beads and knot by making a loop just behind where your thread exits and thread your needle through that loop keeping your tension tight. Keep passing through the seed beads knotting in a couple of places. When you reach the end of your beading, pass your needle through one of the wrapped loops on one of the 12mm beaded bead connectors. Again pass through a few seed beads and knot.
Finally sew both thread ends through your work a few times knotting in several places. I have passed through the wrapped loops on the connectors a few times too just for additional strength.
Trim off any excess thread.
Repeat this step again for the other side of the necklace.
FOR THE BRACELET AND EARRINGS
The first pair of earrings are just a copy of the beaded bead and tassel focal from the necklace, added to shepherd's hooks
For the second pair I just added a beaded focal and a rose gold plated bead to a headpin and looped as before and added to shepherd's hooks.
To make the bracelet I made the main 12mm focal bead the same as for the necklace but instead of using an eyepin, I cut the flat end off a 50 mm headpin to leave as much wire as possible. I added a 4mm rose gold bead, the beaded bead and another 4mm rose quartz bead. I placed them centrally and while holding onto the beads created a 45 degree bend at each end of the wire. Then I created the loops and wrapped the ends under the loops. This means that the central component doesn't look different at each end.
I then made 6mm eyepin components and made the clasp end connectors but this time using 4mm wooden beads.
Then connected everything exactly the same as before and measured how much beading was needed to finish off.
I also added some more of the 4mm wooden beads into the beading.
Then just as a nice design feature I added a rose gold and a wooden bead to a headpin and added it to the jump ring at the clasp.
For the Blue necklace, bracelet and earrings you will need:
The necklace is started in the same way making a 12mm beaded focal bead by adding rows of 9 seed beads. But this time you will need 6 rows in total On each bead and alternate between adding 9 silver grey seed beads and 9 silver lined farfalle beads.
Then onto one of the 45mm headpins in the findings kit add 1 x silver plated 4mm bead, the beaded bead and 1 x 4mm silver plated bead. Make the loop the same as before, but before wrapping the end of the wire attach the silver plated connector through one of the little round holes. Then wrap the end of the eyepin under the loop.
This time I added 3 short varied lengths of chain to the bottom loop of this connector.
(The chain in the findings kit is fabulous as it is really strong and each link opens like a jump ring so there is no need to cut it)
I then made 2: eyepin connectors with seed beads and silver plated beads, but again I made the loops but before wrapping closed I attached them either side of the silver plated connector. Making sure they were positioned directly opposite each other and in a place that sat well for the rest of the necklace to hang from. I then wrapped the loops.
Then I just finished off by adding chain to the loops on the last connectors and adding a clasp and jump ring at the end.
For the blue bracelet I made another 12mm beaded bead with 6 rows of 9 seed beads and farfalle beads.
I took one of the headpins from the kit and added 1x 4mm silver plated bead, the focal bead and 1x silver plated bead.
This time instead of creating wrapped loops I just created and open loop the same as the one already on the eyepin (I did this for two reasons, firstly these headpins are slightly shorter and it would be difficult to have enough wire for a wrapped loop, and secondly the wire is strong enough for an open loop to hold)
So make a 45 degree bend with your round nose pliers and make sure it is facing the same direction as the loop at the other end. Put your round nose pliers at the top of the bed and create a loop. If there is any overhanging wire, trim with Flush cutters.
I then added chain of desired wrist length to the open loops and attached a clasp to the other end.
I threaded a silver plated bead and a few seed beads onto a headpin, created a wrapped loop and attached this component onto the jump ring at the clasp
The earrings are the same as before but I added chain at the bottom.
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