Tuesday

TUTORIAL: Beaded Bows




Happy Valentine's Day!


Today I have a quick tutorial on how to make these beaded bows. You can string them on necklaces or even make them into earrings!


MATERIALS NEEDED:



Snip a long piece of wire, and string your first line of beads. This is going to one loop on the bow.



NOTE: The amount of beads you will need is dependent on how large you want your bows to be. I used 12.


Cross your two wire ends, pinch with your pliers and then twist.







The twist will keep the loop closed.



String your beads for the other loop on the bow. I chose 12 again to keep it even.







Shape the wire into your desired shape.






Twist, and wrap around the middle.







Add your focal bead to one end and slide to the middle of your bow. Wrap the wire around the middle to secure the bead.









Now you're ready to make the tails.






I like mine asymmetrical. Snip the excess.








Add your charms & you're done!




Here it is again using pink seed beads:













You can string your bows and make necklaces!



 



 





Thank you!

Thursday

TUTORIAL: ROSE QUARTZ EARRINGS




I picked up these gorgeous rose quartz hoop beads from CJS and had a good time utilizing them in different creations.






I'm here to share three different tutorials!



MATERIALS NEEDED:



These rose quartz beads have holes on opposite ends of the bead.


1.





These are all really simple to put together. For this pair, I added this pearl leaf to the bottom.


I took a head pin, and placed it through  the bottom end of the bead (through the inside-top).






Then I created the loop and placed the leaf bead inside.






Now I had to finish it with the hook.






I took another headpin, slipped it through the inside-top and created a loop.






I added my connector, then the hook.







All finished!




2.

For the next pair, I took the flat edge of my pliers and gripped the end of the piece of wire. I bent the length 90 degrees, then made my loop.





I added my star charm.






Then I took the wire and threaded it through the top hole from the inside.






I pulled it through.






Then, I took my round bead (this is one of my favorites!) and placed it on top. To finish, I made my loop and added it to the hook.










3.






For this last pair, I used a different type of hook.






I took my headpin and threaded my round bead, then the rose quartz, making sure to not pull it through the top hole yet.






I added the blue bead, then threaded the headpin through the top.






Almost done! I snipped the excess length, pushed it to the side and made my loop.






Then I added my stud earring hooks and was finished!










Thank you for reading, do you have a favorite out of the three?






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