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Feb. 22nd, 2013 @ 01:06 am [Tutorial] Blue Iris Pendant
Tutorial : Blue Iris Pendant
Level : Intermediate
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Materials
- Crystal bicone 3mm. (Swarovski - Air Blue Opal)
- Crystal Rivoli 12mm. (Swarovski - Aquamarine)
- Twin beads (Preciosa - Blue Iris)
- Seed Beads 8/0 (Miyuki - Miyuki - Galvanized Silver #181) *Only 4 pcs. used as a start and it's at the back.
- Seed Beads 11/0 (Miyuki - Matte Metallic Steel Blue Luster #2030)
- Seed Beads 15/- (Miyuki - Galvanized Silver #181)

- Beading Needle #10
- Nymo D

I bought my twin beads from Scarabeads at etsy. This shop is from Czech Republic. There are many other shops at etsy that sell twins. I believe it's not hard to find. Just choose your favorite shop or local shop.

1.

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On a comfortable length of thread, pick up four 8/0s. Pass through all the beads twice and tie double knot. Exit your thread at the next 8/0 (red arrow).

Pick up 11/0, twin, 11/0, twin, 11/0 and pass through 8/0 (red arrow).

2.

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Pass through the next 8/0 (red arrow).

Pick up 11/0, twin, 11/0 and twin. Pass through the first 11/0 from the last step (blue arrow) and 8/0 (red arrow).

3.

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This is the same as previous step. Pass through the next 8/0 (red arrow).

Pick up 11/0, twin, 11/0 and twin. Pass through the first 11/0 from the last step (blue arrow) and 8/0 (red arrow).

4.

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Pass through the next 8/0 (red arrow) and 11/0 (blue arrow).

5.

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Pick up twin, 11/0 and twin. Pass through the first 11/0 from the last step (red arrow).

Pass through the next 8/0, 11/0. then through the beads we just added (twin, 11/0 and twin). Pass through the other hole of the last twin (blue arrow).

6.

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Pick up two twins and pass through the next twin (red arrow).

Pick up twin and pass through the next twin (blue arrow).

7.

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Repeat step 6 all around. When you pull your thread, you should get this.

Exit your thread at the second twin from the first two we added at the start of this round. Pass through the next hole (red arrow).

8.

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Pick up twin and pass through the next twin (red arrow).

Pick up 11/0 and twin. Pass through the next twin (blue arrow).

Pick up twin and 11/0. Pass through the next twin (green arrow).

9.

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Repeat step 8 all around with good tension. Exit your thread at the first twin we added (red arrow).

10.

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Pass through the next twin (red arrow). Pass through the other hole of the same twin and exit at the next twin (blue arrow).

11.

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Pick up three 15/0s. Skip the next twin. Pass through the following twin (red arrow).

Pick up three 15/0s. Skip the next twin. Pass through the following two twins (blue arrow).

12.

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Repeat step 11 all around. You should get this. Exit your thread at the middle 15/0 from the first arc (red arrow).

13.

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Pick up 15/0, 11/0 and 15/0. Pass through the middle 15/0 of the next arc (red arrow). Use tight tension

14.

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Pick up 15/0, crystal 3mm. and 15/0. Pass through the middle 15/0 of the next arc (red arrow).

15.

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Repeat step 13 - 14 all around. Before you complete the round, put the rivoli in, face up. Try to cover the edge of the rivoli with all the 11/0 and crystal arcs.

Exit your thread at the 11/0 (red arrow).

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Pick up crystal 3mm and pass through crystal 3mm at the next arc (red arrow).

Pick up crystal 3mm and pass through 11/0 at the next arc (blue arrow).

Repeat this step all around. Pass through all the beads again for extra security. Exit your thread at the middle crystal 3mm (red arrow).

17.

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Pass your thread to the next two 15/0s (red arrow).

18.

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Pass through the next 15/0 and twin. Pass through the other hole of the same twin (red arrow).

Pass through the next twin and exit at the 11/0 (blue arrow).

19.

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Pick up 15/0, 11/0 and 15/0. Pass through the twin (red arrow).

Pick up 15/0, 11/0 and 15/0. Pass through 11/0 (blue arrow).

20.

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Pass through the outside hole of the next twin (red arrow). Pick up twin and pass through the next twin (blue arrow).

Pass through 11/0 (green arrow).

21.

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Repeat step 19 and 20 all around. But after you add the last twin and pass through the next twin, just pass through the other hole of the same twin instead of 11/0.

22.

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Pick up three 15/0s, skip the next twin and pass through the following twin (red arrow).

23.

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Pass through the beads and exit at the twin (red arrow). You can either go the straight route, pass through 11/0, three twins and 11/0 or you can go to the bottom route through 11/0s, 15/0s and twin (which is easier).

Pick up three 15/0s, skip the next twin and pass through the following twin (blue arrow).

24.

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Repeat adding this little arcs on four corners. You should get this. Exit at the middle 15/0 of the first arc (red arrow).

25.

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Pick up crystal 3mm. and pass through the middle 15/0 under the crystal (red arrow).

26.

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Pass through the beads and exit at the next middle 15/0 (red arrow). Again, you can either pass at the top route through the next 15/0, crystal and 15/0s ,or through the bottom route through 15/0, two twins and 15/0. For me, the top route is easier.

27.

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Sorry for the blurry pic.

Pick up crystal 3mm. Pass through the middle 15/0 of the arc (red arrow).

Pick up crystal 3mm. Pass through the middle 15/0 (blue arrow).

28.

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Repeat step 26 and 27 to add two crystals at each corner. You should get this.

Almost finish!

29.

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This is how I made the bail for my pendant. You can cut the new thread or use the remaining thread (if you still have thread left). Exit your thread at the top hole of the twin. Pick up six (or seven if you want) 11/0s. Pass through the same twin we started. Pass through all 11/0s again and exit at the first 11/0.

Pick up 15/0 and pass through the next 11/0. Continue adding 15/0 between 11/0 all around.

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Finish now!

I hope it's not too confusing! Just comment if you have any question. Did I ever mention that you can use your facebook account to comment with LiveJournal? lol

Happy beading!

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From:kiriezero
Date:February 21st, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
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your tutorials are always very clear ^-----^
thanks for sharing them! I wish I had all the beads needed to try them all! *.*
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From:beadingparagon
Date:February 21st, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
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The tutorial is great along with the pics. I have a new appreciation for all the effort you put into these tutorials. This pendant is lovely.
Thanks so much!
Ann
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From:Laurence Rivals
Date:February 21st, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Thank you very much for this tutorial's pendant!!!!!
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From:roo_kie
Date:February 22nd, 2013 05:03 am (UTC)
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awesome....
thank you
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From:cherckadee
Date:March 1st, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
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Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with the world!!
From:soapybeader
Date:September 14th, 2013 03:49 am (UTC)
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Another STUNNING tutorial.
Thank You Very Much.
You are very much appreciated.
Halina in Australia
From:Dawn Kay
Date:September 14th, 2013 04:30 am (UTC)
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I love how you made this piece. I can't wait to try it out.
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From:Allyson Jayne Hodgens
Date:September 23rd, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow stunning thank you for making it look so easy by your step by step tutorial can't wait to have a bash
From:Beverly VARano
Date:February 15th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
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your jewelry is lovely. I am just starting in so I am really new to all this. I really love the crystals more so than the seed weaving and your work seems to have more of what I like. Thank you for sharing it .
Beverly
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From:Maria Kelley
Date:February 4th, 2015 04:12 am (UTC)

Necklace perhaps

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How would you string these together to make a necklace? That's what I'm envisioning for my next costume!
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From:beejang
Date:February 6th, 2015 09:40 am (UTC)

Re: Necklace perhaps

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You can treat this as a component and connect many of them together. I don't have enough materials to make many of this so I can't make a sample for you. Sorry. :-)
From:beadedsolitude
Date:February 4th, 2015 05:25 am (UTC)

tutorials

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Is there any way to get your lovely tutorials in pdf format?
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From:beejang
Date:February 6th, 2015 09:41 am (UTC)

Re: tutorials

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I'm sorry I don't have this tutorial in pdf format.