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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Christmas Tree Beaded Earrings

How to make Christmas Tree Earrings

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Native American Style Beaded Earrings

Native American Style Beaded Earrings

I am so glad to have a chance to learn about Native American jewelry pieces.
There are two very general categories of Native American jewelry: metalwork, and beadwork. 

 Traditional Indian jewelry used materials such as beads, shells, copper and silver, ivory, amber, turquoise and other stones. After colonization, Native American jewelry-making traditions remained strong, incorporating, rather than being replaced by new jewelry materials and techniques such as glass beads and more advanced metalworking techniques. 

My favorite material is a seed bead and my favorite technique is bead weaving, using special needles and thread.

I am lucky to see a real American tribes and visit a stores were you can find  oringinal jewelry pieces made by Native  Americans. I am very exited when I can observe their culture.

One day I’ve decided to make something by myself. This was my first experience with it.

This is a Southwest style Earrings I made and I love it so much!

·        size 11\0 seed beads 3 colores:  turquoise, black and metallic silver
·        #5 silver bugle beads
·        Beading needle
·        FireLine 0.006”
·        Ear wire

I start with 7 seed beads. Leave a tail long enough to secure. Then, go through the first 4 seed beads again. Pull it tight.

 Every new line we add 3 more seed beads. Follow the line in the diagram.

Then, exit the thread as shown for the next row.

When this part is completed, exit the thread through the seed bead on the edge.

String a seed beads according the pattern.  Attach this line to the last 3 seed beads on the opposite side of the row and exit the thread through the next 3 seed beads.

If you have any questions you can watch my video tutorial.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Necklace with Twin Beads

Necklace with Twin Beads 

Material list:

Twin Beads 3 colors;
11\0 Seed Beads 2 colors;
Beading needle;
FireLine 0.008”
2 wire protector
2 jump rings.

I saw pictures of many beaded projects made with twin Beads. They appeared so gorgeous. I wondered how people could be so skillful using this stubborn material. So, I’ve decided to try this material to create something for myself. 

I found a wide variety of colors at the crafting store. After several experiments with matching colors of seed beads and twin beads I made a decision: brown and silver colors for seed beads and the same brown, and then lilac and blue for twin beads.
If you are going to try to make this necklace you probably better check this video,in this video I speak my native language. Some people really need to see the diagram; therefore, I posted it for better visualization.

Every new line exists separately but are still connected with the previous line. The pattern is very sensitive to the size of the seed beads and twin beads. If the shape is not perfect you may need to make an adjustment.

Monday, December 1, 2014

How to make a Crystal Bracelet. Simple Beading.

How to make a Crystal Bracelet. Simple Beading.


46 size 6mm crystals;
9 size 8mm round beads;
11\0 seed beads;
2 needles;
2 jump rings;
2 wire protectors.

Thread two needles with 2m of FireLine. Go through a wire protector with one needle. Cross both needles through an 8\0 seed bead. Equalize two parts of thread.

Go with both needles through a 6mm crystal. Then string 5 seed beads on each needle. Go around and back through the 6mm crystal.

Go through an 8mm round bead and 6mm crystal with both needles.

String 5 seed beads on each needle. Go around through the 6mm crystal

Repeat this Step for the entire length. Then attach a wire protector.

Go through the 6mm crystal and exit the thread through the 1st seed bead. String a 6mm crystal, 2 seed beads and a crystal. Pass through the next section 1st seed bead and through the 6mm crystal and exit the thread through the 1st seed bead on the opposite side.

 Repeat this Step for the entire length on both sides. Secure and cut the thread.