How to Make the Jasmine Earrings featuring True2 Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads

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Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video you will see how to brick stitch around a form using the True2 Czech Fire Polish Glass Beads and how to connect them to complete the Jasmine Earrings.
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Hi, this is Kat with beadaholique.com illah meter beads and they also feature a technique of doing brick stitch around a form so I'm going to show you how to make these in this video now I've done a couple of different colorways here just to show you how versatile this design can be but I do want to point out that we have so many more colors for you guys to choose from from Purple's to Reds to blues to blacks so feel free to choose your favorite color combination to make these earrings for this version I've decided to use the gold and the purple so I'm going to make a gold version of this earring now these are my beadalon links and I have a 12 millimeter size and a 25 millimeter size I need one earring hook for one earring and then I'm also going to be using five millimeter 20 gauge jump rings and I'm going to need one closed and one open you'll also need a size twelve beading needle and then to help me out with those jump rings I'm going to need a couple pairs of chain nose pliers a little thread zap and then today we're going to be using the fireline crystal and you can buy this large school or we also have smaller spools as well so let's go ahead and get started so I'm just going to take my crystal fireline and I don't need that much I'm going to need maybe just a couple of feet here and just take my thread zap warm it up and just sort of zap it off my spool there and set that aside and put my safety back on go alright and just go ahead and slide that okay so now I have my length of thread and the portion that I'm going to do first is I'm going to be doing this center small portion right here so I'm just going to go ahead and slide this on to the tail end of my thread and bring it down maybe about a foot or so and just tie an overhand knot making sure it stays closer there we go slide that down and tie another overhand knot now we do have a video showing you how to do the brick stitch around a form but I'm going to do a very very quick tutorial of that right here for you so I'm going to be using the gold color to start here so to begin I'm going to pick up two beads and slide them all the way down near my form go and get my tail out of the way and I'm going to take my needle and go up through the back here and keeping them on top I'm going to go up through that second bead right there and what's going to happen is my beads are going to sit right next to each other just like so so now to continue I'm going to pick up one bead go through the back side here and then go up through the front side of that bead and again take one bead go up through the back and make sure it stays on the back there and then go up through the front side so just keep weaving and I'll meet you on the other side to show you how to tie off this link okay so now I've done my brick stitch that goes all the way around my form and I've come to the last point here and I think I have enough room to add another bead you'll have to decide that for yourself when you see how your beads are starting to fit but I'm going to go head and do the portion where I add my last bead so going through the back there and then back up through the front so now you'll notice that my last bead here and my first bead don't have a thread bridge so what I'm going to do is I'm going to treat my first bead like a new bead so I'm just going to go down in and go through the back come up through the front here and now I'm just going to go back up through that bead same as if it were just a brand new bead it's a little tighter in there of course now I need to help it out just a little bit there we go okay so now that is how it looks right now so all I'm going to do is I'm just going to take this thread and I'm just going to go down through the next bead and I'm going to use this little thread bridge right here and just catch my needle underneath it so that I can come through and do a quick little surgeon's knot and now all I'm going to do is just go up through the next bead to hide my thread okay and now I'm just going to pull my needle off of that strand so this was the strand that I was working with here and now I still have my other strand from the other side so I'm just going to flip my work over so you can see and I'm going to thread a needle onto this tiny tail here this is why you'll want to leave a little bit of room on that side yeah sometimes flattening the end of the fireline with your pliers helps it go in a little bit easier so all I'm going to do here is I'm just going to go up through a bead because I've already tied this one off remember this side was the one tied to the little link there so now I'm just going to go up through a bead and down through a bead just just kind of secure it in there and that's all you need to do so I'm going to pull my needle off take my threads up and just snap off both those ends here we go okay set my little threads aside so this is the only one that you're going to complete without attaching so now I have this one we're going to move on to the larger ring and you'll see that it'll fit right in there so go ahead and get started on here and you're going to do about five or six beads and then I'm going to show you how to attach this one to that one okay so now we're going to attach our small circle inside of our large one there so all we're going to do is we're going to pick up one of the purple fire polish or whatever color you're using for this portion and go ahead and slide it all the way down just as though you were going to add another bead and go through the back but as we go through the back what we're going to want to do is we're going to want to catch the thread bridge and you can choose any point in this if you feel that you want it to be at a certain angle or you know with these particular ones like one side is slightly more gold so it's just entirely up to you but what you're going to want to do is just sort of hold it with your fingers and come through and you're going to want to catch a thread bridge right on top there see where my needle is so just go ahead and go all the way through and you'll see that it's going to pull it up just like so and you're just going to add and go back through that bead that you strong so you see how it is dangling on that thread bridge now if you leave it just with one it's not very secure so I'm going to do a couple in a row and just catch the next thread bridge so I'll show you again what that looks like just pick up one bead and go back through and now I'm just going to catch the second thread bridge that's right there pull my needle and then go through the front now depending on the spacing of your thread bridge you might want to do two or you might want to do three it's entirely up to you I think I'm probably going to do a third one here on mine so again just one more time just go through and catch that thread bridge string it all the way up and now you'll just continue without catching the thread bridges just like you started just pick up one bead go through the back and all the way back up through and just make sure that you scoot them next to each other so they're nice and tight and so just continue around here and tie it off in the same way that you did with that first loop and I'll meet you to attach the top loop okay so now I've completed my first portion here with my small loop attached and now we're going to attach the top loop here but this is actually going to be a couple of steps because you'll notice in image let me just bring in my other example here I have it attached at the top here and I also have a closed jump ring attached at the other side so I'm just going to show you how to do both those steps right now so I went ahead and started in mine and I put about three beads on here now what I'm going to do I'm going to show you just really quickly actually I want I'd like to add a fourth bead so let me just do that again same technique we've been doing so now what you're going to do is instead of like we did on this portion where you're catching the thread bridge on the bottom we're going to actually catch it on the top so I have my thread here and this is really important what you're going to want to do is in order to get it to sit in the center you're going to want to try to pick a thread bridge that's off to the side a little bit so I'm going to try to pick this thread bridge and this one and possibly that third one to get this to sit right up and down so now for this one unlike the others we're going to pick up that thread bridge first so I'm going to go through that thread bridge and come down so it looks like it's going to line up really nice right there for me and I'm going to pick up one gold bead and now I'm going to do the poor where I go in through here and you'll see it kind of zip up together and back up through that bead that I just added so now you'll see that I just need to just kind of scooch my threads together to make it attach so I'm going to repeat that because I want to make it nice and secure so I'm going to go through the next thread bridge and come around I'm going to pick up a gold bead and I'm going to go through the back here make sure that comes all the way down there and sits on top and now I'm just going to take my needle and just go back through same as just the regular brick stitch and just go ahead and just tighten that up okay let me just kind of flip that around make sure it'll sit nice and on top there so I think I'm just going to do those too for this and now I'm going to continue to do the brick stitch and make sure that I get to the top there so that I can add that jump ring okay I'm getting towards the top there so I'm just going to probably add one more bead before I add my jump ring okay so now I'm coming out of my top bead there and you can see that I've done my best to kind of line it up and down there so all I'm going to do is I'm just going to pick up that close jump ring and slide it all the way down and now just continue my brick stitch so what will happen is that jump ring will get just sort of caught in that thread bridge just like so so now it can hang nicely from it so I'm just going to continue my brick stitch and tie off this end and I'll be back to show you how to finish off the earring okay so now I'm going to put the finishing touch on my earring here so I'm just going to take my open jump ring and two pairs of chain nose pliers and sort of open that up by simply twisting it I'm going to add the closed jump ring on my earring and add the loop of my earring finding it's not just close that up make sure it's nice and flush and there you have it so that is how to make the Jasmin earrings and again you can pick your favorite color of the check fire polish to millimeter beads and you'll find all of these supplies and this full tutorial at beadaholique.com you

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