December 29, 2009

How to make a Circle Pendant



The pattern is super easy. Just 1 seed bead one side, 2 on the other side and cross at the fire polished bead. You can make the circle bigger or smaller by using more or less fire polished beads. I added a jump ring to the circle for hanging. Design your signature piece by using different combination of beads.

Materials
20 4mm Fire Polished glass beads (garnet)
size 11 seed beads (antique gold)
5 feet fishing line



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December 16, 2009

How to make a Christmas Ring






This is a basic ring band making technique. Try using non-festive colors for a different look.

I made a mistake when adding the second layer of white beads. You should restring the green bead (missed in the instruction at ~4:13) and then the two white beads and add two more white beads for the first set. Afterward, just restring the two white beads and add two white beads.


Materials:
Size 11 seed beads - green, red, white opal
Fishing line about 30 cm in lenght



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December 15, 2009

A Green Christmas Tree



Made a green one today. Please check the last blog for instruction.

Gifts-making crunch time -- may be able make a few new rings and things as gifts and show you how to make them these two weeks. Stay tuned.

Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2009

A Beaded Christmas Tree





I made this Christmas tree in white. You can easily change it to a more colorful version by using green bicone and bugle beads and seed beads in different colors. I didn't use Swarovski crystal beads for this project. I used some crystal-like glass beads that are fraction of the cost of Swarovski crystals. The cutting of these crystal beads are not as precise as Swarovski but still do the job well.

Materials:
30 4mm bicone crystal beads (opal)
15 6mm bugle beads (white)
size 11 seed beads (silver-lined)
4 4mm crystal cubes (opal ab)
1 4mm crystal rondelle beads
Fishing line - approximate 15 cm for each layer
1 2.5"head pin


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