DIY Lanvin-inspired Pearl and ribbon necklace Supplies- Satin Ribbon-I used two different sizes but you don't have to. Large rhinestone pendant Assorted sizes of pearl beads Beading thread Thin lace trim First I started by beading the pearls onto the thread. I did a graduated beading to add some interest. I beaded the pearls with the thread still attached to the spool, this way I could make sure I had enough length. Continue beading the large pearls and then begin incorporating the small pearls again working back up to the large pearls. Once your done beading, tie a knot large enough for the beads to not move around on each end. Then I took about a yard of ribbon and laced it through the loop of the pendant. Pull both ends of the thread through the pendant loop. At this point I decided I wanted to add some lace trim to the necklace. At the opposite end of the pearls you should have the ends of the lace trim. Voila! Thoughts- -I think I'm going to sew the lace trim to the pearl beads. Enjoy! xoxo, Amanda
Beaded Jewelry Diva DIY Crystal Coral Necklace Beading Tutorial What can you say about this necklace? I created the necklace hoping you guys will like it It’s a variation of the Double Needle Right Angle Weave, showing what you can do with the technique. The length of the necklace is 18 inches. The shape of the bicones when weaved into units of right angle weave creates a lace-like effect on the bicones, perfect for low-neck and V shaped outfit. With crystals you can wear this on formal occasions and using other colors you can be as hip and casual, even with plain jeans. Materials Needed:4mm crystal bicones 8/0 bronze seed beads 13 x 15mm x 12.5mm coral briolette clasp 2 crimp beads 2 calotte Nylon thread Tools Needed: Scissors flat nose pliers Terms and description: RAW – right angle weave units of RAW – sets of right angle weave Step 1: Attaching the clasp Cut 72 inches nylon thread. Slide in a calotte at both threads. Press the crimp bead and then close the calotte to cover the crimp bead. Then cross both threads into a 4mm bicone. You’re done!
Beaded Bead Necklace Making a large bead out of small beads is the kind of thing everyone should know how to do because the concept is just so cool. If you’ve made the beaded rings we featured previously you already have all the skills you need to make this. I still had the beads I used for the brick stitch diamond pendant out and I couldn’t resist making something else with them. I love those colors. Supplies and Equipment: - seed beads – these are matte opaque size 15 in cream, seafoam, robin’s egg and black (consider swaping them for size 11 beads – they’re much easier if you’re new to beading) - thread – this is nymo in size OO - beading needle - sharp scissors - jump ring - necklace chain with clasp This is the pattern I used. This tutorial isn’t incredibly in depth because this bead is made exactly the same way these beaded rings are made. String on your first row of beads. Turn, and work back, being careful not to twist your piece. Stitch the piece closed. Weave your tails in well and trim the threads.
Finishing Viking Knit Chain | Gail Nettles Finishing viking knit chain, to turn it into a necklace or bracelet, can be daunting at first. You have this beautiful chain you've carefully knitted and sent through the drawplate...but what do you do next? (Don't forget, I have posts on directions for viking knit, using a draw plate, choosing wire and the relationship between dowels and petals.) Not to mention my new tutorial Introduction to Viking Knit! Deciding on Embellishments First you need to decide if you want any embellishments on your chain. If you want to put on a pendant that is a close fit to the chain, you probably want to put it on (or at least put the bail on) before finishing the ends. Of course, you might want no additional embellishments; the chain alone is beautiful, just as it is! Finishing the Ends The ends of the viking knit present somewhat of a dilemma. The answer is with an end cap. For your average viking knit chain, you want an end cap or cone that is at least 6mm in diameter on the large end. Making End Caps
How to Draw 3D Shapes with Shading Home » How to Draw 3D Shapes » with Shading In this lesson we will cover how you can draw 3D shapes with shading. It is all about pressing the pencil down on the paper with different strength, so that the color is stronger or lighter. If you spread these different values correctly, you get an awesome 3D effect. Shading is time consuming. We are going to take a look at three basic geometric figures: The cylinder, the cone and the sphere. How to move the pencil So the goal of shading is to spread different values of color smoothly across the paper, going from dark to light or vice versa. The easiest way to do this is to move the pencil in a zigzag fashion. Different Pencils What sort of pencil you use is very important here! The mines in pencils have different degrees of hardness.This is indicated with letters on the pencils. 5H: Although I pressed the pencil down violently at the left side, you still only see a very slight darker tone. 2H: A bit softer, but still pretty hard. 0. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Double-Strand Necklace with Silver-Plated Brass Beads and Drops, Glass Beads and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS This captivating necklace makes a beautiful statement with V-neck or scoop front necklines and can dress up a casual t-shirt or complement a more formal dress. Heart motifs are always in style and heart jewelry never goes out of fashion, making this necklace a smart style investment. The design can be customized for holiday and special occasion jewelry lines including Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, weddings, and more, offering a creative way to ... Step 1 Using flush-cutters cut the following:One 19-inch length of Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wireOne 17-inch length of beading wire Step 2 String the following onto one end of the 19-inch length of beading wire:One 2x2mm sterling silver crimp beadOne Swarovski light Siam 4mm bicone beadOne 2x2mm sterling silver crimp beadOne silver-plated Accu-Guard™ wire protector The first loop on the filigree box portion of the clasp Step 3 Pass the beading wire in the opposite direction through the beads. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
Component of the Month - The Making of "Pie" Beads Remember these? Tomorrow is the Component of the Month Reveal of designs using my "Pie" beads ... meanwhile, I thought you might like a little peak into how I made these little hollow beads... First I roll out a thin slab of porcelain. Then after cutting out ruffle-edged disc shapes, I form each into a dome shape using a copper form. Each of these domed discs will be one half (side) of a Pie bead. I tap down and flatten the edges to form a rim for joining the halves later. Once they have dried a little bit on the dome form, I use my own handmade porcelain stamps to create the pattern on each side. Then, when the porcelain has reached "leather hard" state, I remove the halves from the copper form. I use scraps of porcelain to create a creamy white slip (watery mud). Looks kinda yummy but I'm certain it isn't edible! I carefully roughen (scratch) the surface areas of the rims to prepare them for joining. Then I paint on some slip and stick the two halves together. Voila!