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Mar. 12th, 2012 @ 08:00 pm [Tutorial] Cross Charm
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This is the quick tutorial on Cross charm, requested by Bren. But I believe it'll be good to share here too, not to mention I did not have any update for month now. lol





Materials:
- Bicone crystals 4mm. (Sapphire, Light Azore)
- Round crystals 6mm. (Turquoise)
- Seed beads 11/0
- Threads

If you're not familiar with cross weaving, you can use RAW. Just follow the instruction and exit your thread where I cross the threads.

1.



Make a ring of eight seed beads. Add two crystals to one thread. Cross them at a crystal (red arrow).

2.



Put the left thread at a seed bead (red arrow).

Pick of the other thread, add one round crystal and seven seed beads.

3.



Sorry for the photo.

Put the thread into the 4th seed bead to form a picot. Add three seed beads and put the thread into round crystal.

Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

4.



Put the left thread at a seed bead (red arrow). Add one crystal to the right thread. Cross both threads at a crystal (blue arrow).

5.



This is the same as step 3.

Put the left thread into the seed bead (red arrow).

Pick of the right thread, add one round crystal and seven seed beads. Put the threads into the 4th seed bead to form a picot. Add three seed beads and put the thread into round crystal.

Cross both threads at a seed bead (blue arrow)

6.



Repeat step 4 and 5 around the charm. Cross both threads at a round crystal.

7.



Measure the two threads. Pick up the longer thread. Add one seed bead (red arrow) and put the thread into the light blue crystal. Add one seed bead (red arrow) and put the thread into the round crystal.

Add one seed bead the same way to connect the light blue crystals and round crystals all around the charm.

8.



Add one crystal to each thread, cross both threads at a crystal. Repeat the same way three times.

9.



Add three seed beads to each thread. Cross them at a seed bead.

Add one seed beads to each thread. Cross them at a seed bead.

Retrace your threads to the first seed bead on each side (red arrows).

10.



Add one seed bead (red arrows) to connect all crystals together. Do it both sides and cross the threads at a round crystal (top red arrow).

11.



This is to make another layer and it will make a charm wearable on both sides. You can skip it if you want your charm to look flat or if you have limited crystals or budget.

Add one crystal and one seed bead to one thread. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

12.



Add one seed bead to the left thread. Put the right thread into the light blue crystal (red arrow). Cross the threads at a crystal (blue arrow).

Repeat step 12 around the charm. The right thread will always pass through light blue crystal or round crystal.

13.



The last step is to pass your threads to all eight seed beads. Pull the threads snugly. You can thread back into the beads to tighten your charm if needed.

Hope it's not too confusing. Happy beading.

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beejang:
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From:freedom_heiress
Date:March 12th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
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Not confusing at all ~ Let's see if that stays that way when I go to make one ahaha. Super cute though!
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From:Sally Gallagher
Date:March 14th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Thank you I well make one this week end Thanks for all your HARD WORK...
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From:crimsonbatlady
Date:March 17th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
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This is a lovely charm!
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From:Dennis Taylor
Date:March 24th, 2012 03:26 am (UTC)
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iS THERE any way you can make this into a dragon fly pattern..I seen one done up just like this but it was a Dragon fly..thanks again Sally
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From:arineat
Date:September 21st, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
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The only part that confused me was step three. I've tried a load of different ways of threading it, but nothing seems to work properly. I get the picolt shape, but the part where you say threads (plural) into the 4th bead confuses me. Maybe it's just because of the time of night? I'll try again tomorrow.
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From:beejang
Date:September 22nd, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
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lol My fault, it's one thread only. I'm sure you get it right by now.
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From:arineat
Date:September 22nd, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
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Oh! okay, thank you :D
From:huszka
Date:April 8th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
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Could you please advise what colour the seed beads are? Thanks a lot!
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From:beejang
Date:April 8th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)
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Miyuki #522.
From:huszka
Date:April 8th, 2013 11:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks so much! :-)