Sunday, November 16, 2014

[Tutorial] Juniper

This is another easy and free bead tutorial. Enjoy!

Tutorial : Juniper  
Level : Beginner


Materials :
- 32 pcs. Crystal bicone 4mm. - Dark Moss
- 1g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Gavalnized Gold #182 (Color A)
- 1g. Matsuno Rocailles 11/0 - Opaque Blue (Color B)
- Earwires

- Nymo D
- Beading Needle



Abbreviation
 - 11/0 Miyuki Color A (Gold) = 11/0A
 - 11/0 Matsuno Color B (Blue) = 11/0B

1.


Cut the thread around 26-27 inches. Pick up [11/0A and crystal] four times, total of eight beads.

2.



Pass through the first bead to form a circle. Pass through all beads again.

Exit at the first crystal (red arrow).

3.



Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0A. Pass through the next crystal (red arrow).

4.



Repeat step 3 all around. You should get this.

Exit at 11/0B (red arrow).

5.



Pick up 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A, crystal and 11/0A. Pass through the next 11/0B (red arrow).

6.



Repeat step 5 all around, you should get this. Exit at the first crystal added in the previous step (red arrow).

7.



Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0A. Pass through the next crystal (red arrow).

Continue passing through the next three 11/0s and exit at crsytal (blue arrow).

8.



Repeat step 7 all around. Exit at 11/0B (red arrow).

9.



Pick up [11/0A and crystal] four times, total of eight beads.

Pass through 11/0B (red arrow).

10.



Pass through all beads in this round except the last 11/0. Exit at the last crystal (red arrow).

11.



Pick up 11/0A and pass through the next crystal (red arrow).

12.



Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0A. Pass through the next crystal (red arrow).

13.



Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B, earwire, 11/0B and 11/0A. Pass through the next crystal (red arrow).

14.



Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0a. Pass through the next crystal (red arrow). Pass through all beads in this around again to tighten the earwire.

Repeat all steps for another earring.



Try mixing colors or change crystals to other pearls or fire polished beads. If you don't want to attach earwires directly to your earrings, just make a loop from seed beads and use jumpring to attach your earwires.

Hope you like this earrings tutorial, happy beading!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Linsha

Linsha is fast and easy to weave. Lot of fun too.
The tutorial is available in my shop now. https://www.etsy.com/shop/bybeejang
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Friday, November 7, 2014

[Tutorial] Shallote

Tutorial : Shallote
Level : Beginner to Intermediate



Materials :

- 38 pcs. Swarovski Pearl 6 mm. - Vintage Gold
- 57 pcs. Swarovski Crystal Bicone 4mm - Pacific Opal


- Approximate 3g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Gavalnized Gold #182 (Color A)
- Approximate 3g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Lavender Ceylon #534 (Color B)
- Approximate 2g. Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 - Matte Opaque Turquoise Green #412FR (Color C)

- Jumpring and clasp
- Nymo D and beading needle.

The quantity listed here are for 6.5 inches without clasp.



My bracelet is a little loose and flabby using nymo. I haven't yet tried it with Fireline, maybe it will be more firm.

Abbreviation
 - 11/0 Miyuki Color A (Gold) = 11/0A
 - 11/0 Miyuki Color B (Lavender) = 11/0B
 - 11/0 Miyuki Color C (Green) = 11/0C

1.



On comfortable length of thread. Pick up one 11/0 (any color). Pass through the same 11/0 to form a loop. This will be your stop bead. Leave tail around 5-6 inches. You will use this tail to make a seed bead loop to hang your clasp later on.

Then, pick up pearl, 11/0C, 11/0B, 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0C.

2.



Pass through the pearl (blue arrow). Try to push the pearl close to the stop bead.

3.



Pick up 11/0C, 11/0B, 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0C.

4.



Pass through the pearl (red arrow).

5.



Pick up 11/0A. This will be a connector between two pearls.

Pick up pearl, 11/0C, 11/0B, 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A, 11/0B.

6.



Pass through 11/0C (blue arrow) and pearl (green arrow). Try to pull your thread and push the pearl and the connector close to the first pearl.

7.



Pick up 11/0C, 11/0B, 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A, 11/0B.

8.


Pass through 11/0C (red arrow) and pearl (blue arrow).

Note : Sometime the connector will be buried under other beads. Just use your needle to pull it up.

9.



Now, this is the same as step 5. Repeat the same way from step 5 - 8 until you get the desired length.

10.



At the end of the bracelet, pass through 11/0C (red arrow). Pick up 11/0B, two 11/0C, 11/0A, two 11/0C and 11/0B. Pass through 11/0C (blue arrow).

11.



This is optional. You can pick up 11/0A and pass through 11/0C (red arrow). Or you can omit 11/0A and just pass through 11/0C (red arrow) directly. This will be a loop to hang the jumpring and clasp. Pass through all beads in this loop again for extra security.

12.



Cut the new thread and start the same way from step 1 to 2.

13.



Pick up 11/0C, 11/0B and 11/0A. Pass through crystal from the first row (red arrow).

Pick up 11/0A, 11/0B and 11/0C. Pass through pearl (blue arrow).

14.



This is the same as step 5. Pick up 11/0A (the connector), pearl, 11/0C, 11/0B, 11/0A, crystal, 11/0A and 11/0B.

15.



Pass through 11/0C (red arrow) and pearl (blue arrow). Again, pull your thread and push the connector and the pearl close to the first pearl.

16.



Pick up 11/0C, 110B and 11/0A. Pass through crystal from the first row (red arrow).

17.



Pick up 11/0A and 11/0B. Pass through 11/0C (red arrow) and pearl (blue arrow).

Repeat step 14- 17 for the rest of the bracelet.

18.



At the end of the bracelet, repeat step 10-11 to make a loop.

Now go back to the beginning of the bracelet, remove the stop bead and follow step 10 and 11 for making a loop again.

19.



Add jumprings and clasp. Please don't mind my clasp. I ran out of gold one at this moment. lol



And done!

I hope you like it. Happy beading!