Pearly Pastels Barrette

PROJECT H100
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Intermediate
This is a sweet and fun little project which results in a cute and girly barrette.
Instructions
  1. To make the weaving, you will be using a basic square stitch, as described in the book Teach Yourself Visually: Jewelry Making & Beading Book
  2. Thread a piece of Fireline thread about six feet long onto your needle.
  3. Add four of the assorted pastel pearl 6/0 seed beads. This is your first row.
  4. Thread one more bead. This will be the first bead in your second row.
  5. Thread your needle back through the last bead of the first row, going in the same direction.
  6. Thread your needle back through the first bead of the second row and pull snug. The bead should now be on top of the last bead of the first row.
  7. Continue adding a bead to the second row and sewing back through the appropriate bead directly underneath it in the first row, until you reach the end of the second row.
  8. At this point, flip your work over and begin the third row going the opposite direction.
  9. Continue stitching in this manner until you have twenty rows of four beads.
  10. When you have completed all twenty rows, tie an overhand knot and weave the excess thread back though your beads.
  11. To secure your weaving to the barrette, you must thread your needle once more with three feet of Fireline.
  12. Position the weaving directly on the barrette, and make sure the two are aligned.
  13. Insert your needle through the first row of beads and pull it down to the underside of the barrette, and back up through the hole at the end of the barrette.
  14. Pull the thread back up through the center of the first row of beads, and outward through the two beads in the opposite direction of the first two that were sewn down.
  15. Pull the thread back up through the hole again, and through the other two beads in the first row.
  16. Move the thread up to the second row thread your needle through it, back down around the underside of the barrette, and up through the third row of beads.
  17. Continue to weave the thread up through the rows and back down around the barrette until the entire length of the weaving is securely sewn onto the barrette.
  18. When you get to the end, weave the thread several times through the hole on the barrette, tie and overhand knot, and weave the rest of the thread through the beads.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9018 - Silver Tone French Barrette Hair Clips - Fun Craft Beading Project - 3 Inches (6 Pack)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-6970 - Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Pastel Pearl Mix Assorted 1 Ounce
    Project uses 80 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3010 - Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Theme Easter
Ingredients FCO-9018, BCS-6970, XCR-1280, XTL-3010,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Silver Tone French Barrette Hair Clips - Fun Craft Beading Project - 3 Inches (6 Pack)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FCO-9018
Czech Seed Beads 6/0 Pastel Pearl Mix Assorted 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 oz..
$2.79 / Package | SKU: BCS-6970
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Beading Needles For Soft Touch .010 16 Needles Size 10
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-3010

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