How To Bead Weave a Flower Shaped Wreath

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video, learn how to bead weave a flower shaped wreath. Turn these into earrings or make multiples and link them together in a bracelet or necklace. Very easy to make, great project someone just starting to bead weave.
Audio Transcript
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Hi, this is Julie with and today I want to show you how to bead weave this ring shape that also resembles a wreath shape. See how it looks on the back. I've taken this one element and turned it into an earring. You can go ahead and link them together and turn them into a bracelet or a necklace or do what every you like. I actually came about this design while trying to do another design and the beads kind of led the way and this is what the end result ways. So a good lesson to follow is when you're beads tell you to do something follow it and see what happens. For this particular project you're gonna need six size four millimeters czech pressed glass beads you can use another type of bead if you like but the four millimeters is important. Then you'll also need three millimeter beads. I have some seed beads. I have some size 10/0. These happen to be Miyuki delicas. I like their shape to play off the shape of the czech beads. In terms of tools I have a thread zapper, a pair of scissors, size ten beading needle and I then I've got myself some wildfire thread. To start you're going to want to cut yourself about a yard of your wildfire thread. So about three feet. I'm just guesstimating. I'm not going to need this much. I'm not too worry about it. I'm going to take a Stopper Bead. A stopper bead is a random bead that's another color that you're going to use as a place setter to hold your thread. You're going to remove it in the end, so don't worry about it's color. Just tie it on. It's going to stay there until you want it to be removed. I'm going to go to the end and thread my needle. And for me I like to pull the thread so that it is doubled and I don't have that much to work with. So almost all the way to my stopper bead. So to start I'm going to put one seed bead onto my thread, one of my four millimeter beads, another seed bead, four millimeter, seed bead, four millimeter, seed bead, four millimeter, seed bead, four millimeter, seed bead, and one more seed bead. Scoot these down when it gets to be too much for your needle and finally my four millimeter beads. Pull those down to the base until you reach the stopper bead. Now what I want to do is go back up through the first bead I strung. I'm going to try to hold that bead down by the stopper bead pull my needle through make a ring. Now I'm going to place four more seed beads onto my needle. Now I'm going to pass over so I'm not gonna go to go through the four millimeter bead I'm going to pass over it. I'm going to go through the very next seed bead. You can see that made almost like a petal shape. I'm going to repeat the same action so four more beads. Three. Four. Skip over the four millimeter bead and go through the seed beads which is between your four millimeter beads. I'm going to check my tension as I go to make sure that these bead are staying nice and near that stop bead. I don't want my beading to be too loose. You could probably figure out what I'm going to do next. I'm going to do four more seed beads. Go through the seed beads between the four millimeters. I'm going to go all the way around. When you get to the end go ahead and go back through that original bead that you first strung and pull through. Now this is a pretty cute flower shape right now. You could leave it as it is or you can proceed to the next step. The next step is actually the same step you just did. You're going to do four more beads onto your needle. So one, two, three, four. And again go through that middle seed bead between your four millimeter beads. You can see we're making almost like a double petal. I'm going to go all the way around doing to exact some process. When you get to the last one again go through that original bead. This is why if you use a size 10/0 seed beads because I wanted a hole inside of them that was going to be large enough to do all these pass throughs. So this is what we've got at this point. You see we have a double row like a double petal on each of the four millimeter beads. So I'm coming out of that original seed bead. Now what I want to do is I want to get through one of the four millimeters, the one closest so this is technically the first four millimeters I strung. After I've done that I'm going to pick up one of my three millimeter beads and I'm just going to go down through the next four millimeter. You can see my thread keeps getting my way and I'm just kind of working it so that it doesn't. I can even hold it with my fingers. You see how that twisted, make sure it doesn't twist like that. Just help it out. There you go and I'm just going to go all the way around adding a three millimeter to go in between my four millimeters. Final one. Now that that one's added we've actually completed our round. Then you'll just tie off your thread. You'll go back and remove your bead stop. Tie off that thread as well. We actually have another video from which will show you how to add and tie off threads and you'll be using your Thread Zapper for that. So there's the finish round and this is what it looks like on the back side. So identical to the one in the sample. Then for this earring all I did was I took a four millimeter jump ring I connected it to this ornate brass connector link and then at the top I just added an earring hook. I actually put a little extra seed bead on there just to help make the bottom match the top. And there's all there is to it. I hope you had fun learning how to do this quick and easy bead weaving technique. Go to for all of your beading supply needs!

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