Today, we’ll teach you how to make flower shape motif and discover what beautiful handmade jewelries you can make with it! With this tutorial you’ll learn right angle weaving in circular motion. Perfect for beginners you can add the technique into your beading skills.
You can also watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL How to make beaded kid bracelet for girl.
For 1 petal
12 x 3mm bicone crystals (B)
12 x 11/0 round seed beads (S)
10 x 11/0 seed beads as connectors (S)
Terms and descriptions:
S – stands for seed beads
B – stands for bicones
L – stands for left thread
R – stands for right thread
CROSS – means cross both sets of thread through X
or existing bead by passing the right hand threads to the left
and/or the left hand threads to the right
PASS – means pass a thread to an existing bead and/or beads
The number beside the letters S & B ie 1S or 1B represents the
number of seed beads and/or bicones needed to string or slide into the thread.
Cut 1.5m x 0.25 dia nylon thread and thread a needle at both ends.Slide in 5S and cross both threads into an S. You have your circle of beads and your L thread and R thread. Position your beads at the center of the thread.
Step 2: 1st Petal
On your L thread slide in 1B, 1S, 1B, 1S and 1B then CROSS R thread into B shown in arrow. Pull the thread.
As you pull the thread PASS R into the next S shown in arrow.
Step 3: 2nd Petal
Continue with your L thread and slide in the following: 1S, 1B, 1S and 1B.
Then CROSS R thread into the last B you just added shown in arrow. Pull the thread. Now you have 2 petals. Repeat Step 3, 3x and create your 3rd, 4th & 5th petals.
Step 4: 6th Petal
After creating your 5th petal you will arrive at this stage of your beadwork.
Continue with 1S and 1B on your L thread. PASS R thread into S and B shown in bracket and slide in 1S.
Then CROSS R thread into the B on your L thread and pull the thread. You have now completed 1 flower. Tighten the flower by passing the thread back through the beadwork, make knots and cut off excess threads.
Here’s an idea how to use the flower shape!
You can link the flowers by stringing seed beads from 1 petal to the other. After you’ve linked 2 flowers, PASS the thread through several seed beads and bicones then come out the opposite petal. String another set of seed beads and link a 3rd flower. Repeat these steps until you reach your desired length.
To see clearly how to link the flower motif watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL How to make beaded kid bracelet for girl. The video tutorial comes with a PDF file available for FREE download.
Hope you like this short tutorial. Explore how to use the beaded flower motif in fun and wonderful ways!
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