Necklace and Earrings Tutorial Bali and Glass Beads

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I am in love with glass beads, especiall Czech glass. There are many ways to work with glass. Check out my African Inspired Necklace , also made with Czeck glass, but with a totally different look and feel than what you might typically expect working with these kinds of beads. Since I started making jewelry, I have admired Bali Silver beads, charms and findings.




What's The Plan, Stan?
I have created a nifty tutorial using products sent by Artbeads.com as part of their blogging program. Try it out for yourself :)


Ingredients:


Earrings:
  • 2 Sterling Silver Headpins
  • 2 Bali Bicone Beads with Wirework
  • 2 Czech Glass Opalite and Alexandrite Picasso Roundels
  • 2 seed beads
  • 2 Sterling silver seed beads

Tools Of The Trade:
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Wire Snips
  • Flocked Beading Board
Process:
  • Step One: Create the dangle pendant. Snip off the end of a headpin, leaving a 2" sterling silver wire. Create a wrapped loop on one end. Add a seed bead, then 1 Bali bicone, 1 seed bead. Finish with a wrapped loop. Use the 4mm jumpring to connect the segment to soldered end-ring of the Bali S Clasp.
    • First segment: seed bead, peacock freshwater pearl, lacy agate round. End with a wrapped loop, connecting to the end loop of the Bali segment.
    • Second segment: 2 seed beads, peacock freshwater pearl, lacy agate round. End with a wrapped loop, connecting to the top loop of the first segment.


    • Third segment: 3 seed beads, peacock freshwater pearl, lacy agate rounbd. End with a wrapped loop, connecting to the top loop of the second segment.

  • Step Two: Create the first strand. Start in the middle with 1 rice shaped freshwater pearl, then add 12 seed beads to either side. Add 1 lacy agate round to either side. 10 seed beads, 1 lacy agate, 10 seed beads.
    • Add 1 rice shaped freshwater pearl to either side. 10 seed beads, freshwater pearl, 10 seed beads. Add 1 glass roundel to either side. 10 seed beads, 1 freshwater pearl, 10 seed beads, 1 glass roundel, 10 seed beads, 1 roundel.
    • Add 8 seed beads, 1 freshwater pearl, 6 seed beads, 1 roundel, 4 seed beads, 1 crimp bead, 1 roundel

    • String the wire through the soldered jumpring of the clasp. Thread it back through the roundel and crimpbead. Crimp and trim. Do this to both ends. Be careful not to crush a seed bead or two while crimping.

  • Step Three: Create the second strand. Start with stringing 10 seed beads. Add a peacock freshwater pearl to either side, 3 seed beads, freshwater pearl, 10 seed beads.
    • Add a freshwater pearl to either side, 3 seed beads, freshwater pearl, 10 seed beads.
    • Add a glass oval to either side, 10 seed beads, freshwater pearl, 3 seed beads, freshwater pearl, 10 seed beads.

    • Add a glass oval to either side, 10 seed beads, 1 lacy agate round, 10 seed beads, 1 lacy agate round, 3 seed beads, 1 crimp bead.
    • Sting the wire through the soldered endrings of the clasp and crimp. Unhook the clasp and hold out the second strand, using the end you have not yet attached to the clasp. Wrap the first strand around the second strand as tightly as you can, until both ends are the same length. Loop the wire through the endring of the clasp and crimp.
  • Step Four: Make the earrings. Place a Bali bicone, glass roundell and glass seed bead on each sterling headpin. End with a wrapped loop. Connect to sterling silver earwires.






C'est Fin!

*I have recieved these products free of charge from Artbeads.com to honestly review in this blog. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received*

3 comments:

sabia74 said...

very pretty indeed! just a suggestion. If you could photograph your creations against a solid background it would be easier to appreciate the beauty! thanks!

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Waseem said...

you make it easy to follow... I like it.
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