Fairy flowers

Difficulty: 2
Technique: linking, basic beadweaving, stringing

Necklace in a delicate color scheme made of imitation pearls and pressed beads

Do you enjoy beautifully fresh, cold tones? We present a tutorial using the new PRECIOSA Imitation Pearls with silver glints and a hint of the rainbow. You can choose from a wide range of shades in the sizes 4 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm.

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Procedure

Step 1

Tie a rocaille onto the end of the line as a stop bead (fig. no. 1a). String 4x PB1 (fig. nos. 1b + 1c). Thread the line through them one more time (fig. nos. 1d + 1e). Tie off the line. Pull the ends into the holes and cut them off (fig. no. 1f). 

Make a total of 19 four-petal flowers. 6x PB1, 8x from PB2 and 5x from PB3.

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Step 2

String 1x IM8, 1x IM4, 1x flower and 1x IM4 onto an eye pin. Tighten (fig. no. 2a). Grip the end of the wire between the points of the needle nose pliers. Twist it around the points. Locate the eye centrally above the hole by gently twisting the wire back at the edge of the hole (fig. no. 2b).

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Step 3

Set aside 2 flowers made from PB3 for the earrings (fig. no. 3a). Mix up the other flowers and string them onto the necklace in an arbitrary order (fig. no. 3b).

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Step 4

Cut off about 60 cm of wire. Secure the end of the wire by crimping the KR. String 1x IM4, 1x KR, 1x IM6, 1x KR and 16x IM8 in green (fig. no. 4a). String the flowers and string 1x IM6 between them in green and blue alternately (fig. no. 4b). String the second side in the opposite order, this time in blue (fig. no. 4c).

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Step 5

Create a loop on the wire. String 4x R, a carabiner (fig. no. 5a) or the 7 cm adjusting chain and 4x R (fig. no. 5b). Thread the wire back through the IM4, KR, IM6 and IM8. Tighten. Crimp the KR. Snip the wire.

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Step 6

Link 1x IM6 onto the end of the adjusting chain (fig. no. 6).

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Step 7

The earrings

Cut off lengths of thin chain at about 2.2 cm. Connect the eye pin in the flower to the outer link of the chain. Connect an earring hook to the opposite end (fig. no. 7).

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