DIY Leafy Pearl Necklace Tutorial

 

Learn Triangle Weaving technique and create flowers from pearls, bicones and seed beads.
You can link the flowers to create bracelets and necklaces.
You can also create just 2 flowers and turn them into earrings.
Suited for beginner level but the beautiful design would also interests anyone who loves beading.

Step 1: Creating the big pearl flower
Cut an arm span of nylon thread. Slide in 6 seed beads and bring the beads at the center of the thread. Cross both threads into seed bead.

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Step 2:
On your right thread slide in a 4mm bicone, 4mm pearl and 4mm bicone.

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Cross both threads into the bicone shown in arrow and then pull the thread.

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Insert the left thread into the nearest seed bead shown in arrow.

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Step 3:
On your right thread slide in a pearl followed by a bicone.

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Cross both threads into the bicone and pull.

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Step 4:
Repeat Step 3 until you have 1 pearl left to weave. Insert your left thread into the nearest bicone on your left.
Your threads should now come out of 2 bicones, side by side.

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Step 5:

Slide in the last pearl. Cross both threads into the pearl and pull. Secure the thread by passing back thru several beads and tie a knot. Pass back thru several seed beads and then cut off excess thread. Set aside.

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Step 6: Creating the small pearl flower
Cut an arm span of nylon thread. Slide in 4 seed beads and position the beads at the center of the thread. Then cross both threads into the 4th seed bead and pull.

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Step 7:
On your right thread slide in 1 bicone, a pearl and a bicone.

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Cross the thread into the bicone shown in arrow and pull.

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Step 8:
Insert your left thread into the nearest seed bead shown in arrow. On your right thread continue to slide in a pearl followed by a bicone.

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Cross the thread into the bicone shown in arrow and pull..

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Step 9:
On your right thread slide in a pearl and cross the threads into a bicone. Insert your left thread into the nearest seed bead and pull.
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Step 10:
To complete the small flower insert the left thread into the nearest bicone then cross both threads into a pearl and pull.
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Step 11:
Secure the thread by passing back thru several beads and then tie a knot. Pass back thru several beads then cut off excess thread and set aside. Repeat Step 6 – 11 and create 16 small flowers.
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Step 12: Creating the pendant
Bring up the big flower and 1 metal leaf. Cut an arm span of nylon thread and insert the thread into the metal leaf. Then insert both threads into a pearl.
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Step 13:
Take 1 thread and pass it into the next 2 pearls shown in arrows.
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Slide in 1 metal leaf, 1 seed bead and 1 metal leaf.
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Then pass the thread into the next 3 pearls shown in arrows. Secure the threads by tying a knot, passing back thru several beads then cut of excess thread. Set aside.
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Step 14:
Bring up your tear drop bead, T-pin and 1 jump ring.
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Slide in your tear drop bead into the T-pin. Bend the T-pin 90 degrees to the right.
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With your wire cutter, cut at least 0.5cm off the T-pin. Make a loop with your round nose pliers.
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Using your jump ring, attach the tear drop bead onto the leaf.
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Step 15: Creating the necklace
Cut an arm span of thread. Insert thread into the pearl from the small flower and into the metal leaf from the pendant.
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Going around, insert the right thread into the next 2 pearls shown in arrows.
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Slide in 1 metal leaf then pass the thread into the next 2 pearls until both threads crossed.
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Secure the threads by tying a knot and passing back thru several beads. Cut off excess thread. Do the same for the other side.
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Step 16:
Repeat Step 15 for creating the necklace until you reach your desired length.
Attach an extension chain onto the metal leaf using your jump rings and on the other side attach a jump ring and your clasp.
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You’re done!
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XQDesigns
Please do not distribute, copy or lend.
Do not mass produce.
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  3. The necklace is beautiful and I’d love to make it, but I have searched FireMountainGems and no such bead as the metal leaf exists that I can find…can you suggest another source? I’ve looked @ several…Help! Thanks!

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