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String nine 11s on the working wire. 4Curve the working wire around the crystal. Wrap it around the tail directly above the top two 11 -s, with the wrap going over the tail. 7Wrap the working wire around the loop end of the tail close to the beads, and cut the working wire about 1 4 in. (6mm) from the last wrap. Press the cut end against the beads. String a fire opal bicone over the closed loop. String a fire opal bicone over the closed loop. Use chainnose pliers to twist the loop so the...

How To Use Color In Jewelry Design

Although the beads appear to be strung directly onto the yarn, they're actually on a piece of beading wire. Wrap the yarn around the wire to create the braided effect. Combine fringed yarn and glass beads to make a lively necklace and hair accessory Blue is the most popular color in the western world. In these projects, blue partners with teal, green, blue-violet, and purple the lively colors on a ceramic decanter for an appealing palette that won't go out of style. For the dominant shades, use...

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Chainnose pliers roundnose pliers diagonal wire cutters 20-30 8mm round crystals, in 2 colors 8-10 8mm faceted round gemstones beads, in 2 colors 7-10 8mm round pearls 35-50 3-4mm flat spacers 40-60 in. (1-1.5m) cable or long-and-short chain, 4-5mm links lobster claw clasp 40-60 11 2-in. (3.8cm) head pins 4-5mm jump ring 2 8mm round crystals 2 3-4mm flat spacers 1-2 in. (2.5-5cm) cable or long-and-short chain, 4-5mm links 2 11 2-in. (3.8cm) head pins pair of earring wires To make the belt...

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Gold draws attention to most color combinations. Here, matte-finished metallic gold beads are interspersed with deep red crystals in a rhythmic pattern, providing contrast as well as balance to the design. Notice how the gold loops emphasize the earrings' symmetry and re-creates the delicate filigree of the braided trim and the fabric s embroidery. Create earrings with the look of fine filigree using seed beads and crystals. These earrings mimic a metallic trim from the home-decorating section...

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> ce of wire h it to one a rectangle d loop, lplete the 1 bracelet Determine the finished length of your bracelet (this one is Vh in. 19.1cm), add 5 in. (13cm), and cut three pieces of flexible beading wire to that length. String a crimp bead and the loop of one clasp half over all three strands. Go back through the crimp bead, tighten the wires, and crimp. 2String a 4mm over all three wires. Separate the wires and string a rectangle on each wire. String a 4mm over all three wires. String a...

Beading Inspiration

String a star unit on each end of the wire. 3String a 6mm, an oval, a 6mm, an oval, and a 6mm on one end of the wire. Repeat on the other side of the star unit. 7 14mm star-shaped shell beads, yellow 20 10 x 13mm oval shell beads, yellow-green flexible beading wire, .012-015 12 14mm star-shaped shell beads, yellow 9 10 x 13mm oval shell beads, yellow-green flexible beading wire, .012-015 2 14mm star-shaped shell beads, yellow 2 14mm star-shaped shell beads, yellow 2 40mm shell ring findings,...

Debbie Nishihara Jewelry

ICut two 50-in. 1.3m and two 30-in. 76cm lengths of cord to make an 18-in. 46cm necklace. Gather four ends together and bring the cords through the loop on half the clasp. Slide the clasp to 8-in. 20cm from one set of cut ends. Tie all the cords together with a double overhand knot see Basics, p. 8 . Slide a spacer over the four long cords and next to the knot. 2 Attach the cords to a workboard by placing T-pins through the clasp loop. Arrange the working cords in a row so the two shortest are...