Introduction: Beaded Wreath Pendant Jewelry Making Tutorial

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With this short tutorial, you will learn how to do right angle weaving technique and form a circle. You will also learn how to make a bail, a technique that you can use on other beaded jewelry designs.

Materials: & Tools:
15 green colour 4mm Swarovski crystals
60 crystal colour 3mm Swarovski crystals
24 white colour 3mm Swarovski crystals
Nylon thread measuring 0.25 in dia.
2 Beading Needles size 12
Pliers (optional)

Step 1:

Cut approximately 1.5m (60 inches) of nylon thread. Leave about 2cm (0.80 inches) tails at both ends. Thread in 2 x 3mm crystals, 1 x 4mm green crystals and 1x 3mm crystal thru 1 one of needle and pull it to the centre of the nylon string.

Step 2:

Cross the right thread into the last crystal.

Step 3:

Continue to thread in 1 green crystal on the right thread and 1 clear crystal on the left thread. Cross both thread into 1 more clear crystals. Repeat these steps until you reach your desired length for the circle and you will end the last set by adding in 1 green crystal and 1 clear crystal on the right and left threads respectively.

Step 4:

Then cross the threads into the 1st clear crystal from the other end. Pull the thread and you will see a circle is formed.

Step 5:

Now pass the left thread thru 2 clear crystals and cross both threads thru the nearest green crystal then pull the thread. Thread in 2 clear crystals at the right thread and 1 at the left thread.

Step 6:

Cross the right thread in the crystal from the left thread. Pull and tighten the threads. Pass one of the left threads from the right into the green crystal next to it and thread in 1 x 3mm clear crystal onto the thread the left thread and cross both threads into a 3mm crystal.

Step 7:

Continue weaving until you form a the upper circle. Pass the threads to the other side to form the lower circle and cross both threads in a clear crystal.

Step 8:

Do a right angle weave to form the bail. Thread in 1 x 3mm white crystals, each at both threads then cross both threads into 1 x 3mm white crystal. Continue to thread in 2 white crystals at both threads and cross them into 1 crystal.

Step 9:

Then attach the beaded bail to the wreath. Weave back thru the bicones, tie a knot and cut off excess wire.