Monday, February 20, 2017

"Key to My Heart" Beaded Key Tutorial

Reference: EA0127

I tried to make this key for weeks! Tried various stitches and different materials and finally end up with a tubular herringbone and ladder stitch beaded key. [I'm probably not naming the stitches correctly. If that's the case, I apologize.] I was hoping to finish it before Valentine's Day... Instead, I had already missed the day when I finally succeeded to edit the video and upload it to youtube. I'm publishing this post a little late too! However, I couldn't overlook this project. I'm so proud of it!
The video tutorial (watch below) isn't very thorough. It is not a good project for beginners. To be able to make the "Key to My Heart", you have to know how to make ladder stitch and tubular herringbone. Here are a couple of complementary diagrams to help you out.
List of materials used:
  • 8mm glass pearl;
  • 6mm round;
  • 11/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • 15/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • headpin;
  • beading needle size 12;
  • beading thread.
The heart shaped bow was inspired on MarielBeadsandBeyond Beaded Jewelry tubular herringbone heart. Instead of using 3 15/0 seed beads to join the two ends of the heart, I used 1 15/0 + 1 11/0 + 15/0 and went through the beads again, skipping the 11/0 seed bead.

Video tutorial

Thursday, February 09, 2017

"Avalon" Cross Pendant Tutorial

The "Avalon" Cross is made with the Cubic Right-Angle Weave with embedded SuperDuos technic, focused on the last post. This is only one example of what you can make with this technic. It only depends on your imagination and creativity.

This is the list of beads used to make this cross:
  • opaque mix rose orange ceramic look SuperDuos;
  • metallic dark blue iris 11/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • metallic dark blue iris 11/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • galvanized muscat 15/0 Miyuki seed beads;
  • iris 2x3mm faceted rondelles.
Find the video tutorial below.

Reference: EA0126

Video tutorial

Monday, February 06, 2017

Basics of CRAW with embedded SuperDuos

The Cubic Right-Angle Weave with embedded SuperDuos, as the name suggests, is based on the CRAW stitch. Therefore, to be able to understand the process of this stitch with super duos, you first need to know the basics of cubic right-angle weave. In my video Craw Earrings with embellished pearls I explain how to make this stitch, but if you search online, you will find a lot of video tutorials, intructions and step by steps on how to make cubic right-angle weave.

Cubic Right-Angle Weave with embedded SuperDuos

A basic CRAW unit looks like a cube: 4 sides (pic.1), 1 top and 1 bottom. In this case, superduos are added to 2 sides, replacing the top and bottom beads on each side (pic.2). Watch the instructionable video below for more.