Cactus Flower

Difficulty: 2
Technique: Stringing, Basic Beadweaving

Cactus flowers made from PRECIOSA Pip™ and Twin™ pressed beads

Preciosa Ornela presents a relatively simple tutorial which excellently combines the most popular glass beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand. PRECIOSA Pip™ complies with the current trend for mini beads thanks to its dimensions of 5 x 7 mm. The small projection on this bead, makes it an excellent supplement for PRECIOSA Twin™ two-hole beads and seed beads. Choose a suitable color combination and follow the tutorial to make simple flowers which you can then use in various costume jewelry  accessories.

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Procedure

Sew through every row twice so that it is strong. Automatically pass into the second hole of the Twin upon the completion of each circle.

Step 1

The larger flower - component

Alternately string 4x T and 4x P and tie them in a circle with a double knot. Leave ca. 8 cm of line free at the end to be sewn in.

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Step 2

String a T, P and T pass to the adjacent T from the previous row. Repeat this around the entire circle.

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Step 3

The line will emerge from the T above the P. Add a T, P and T and pass to the adjacent T from the previous row. String a P and pass to the next T. Repeat again until the row is completed.

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Step 4

The line will extend from the T above the place where you added the P in the previous row. Add a P and thread the line through the adjacent T. Now add a T, P and T and thread the line through the adjacent T again. Repeat this around the entire circle until it has been completed.

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Step 5

Emerge from the T from the previous row where you added the P in the previous row, add a T and thread the line through the T. Add a P and thread the line through the adjacent T. Continue in this manner until the circle is complete.

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Step 6

Add 4x P between the T in this final row, close the circle and tie off the end of the line.

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Step 7

Sew in both ends of the line and one flower - component - is finished.      

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Step 8

The smaller flower - component

Alternately string 4x T and 4x P, tie them in a circle using a double knot. Leave about 8 cm at the end of the line for sewing in.

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Step 9

String a T, P and T, pass to the adjacent T from the previous row. Repeat this around the entire circle.

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Step 10

The line will emerge from the T above the P pass to the P at this place. Thread the line through the adjacent T and add a T. Repeat this again until the circle is completed.

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Step 11

Only add P between the T in this row then close the circle and tie off the end of the line.

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Step 12

Sew in both ends of the line and the smaller flower – component – is finished.

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