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February 2006 Beaded Ribbon Bow Brooch

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beaded project and other project. This month's project is a 3-D beaded ribbon bow brooch made with the French flower beading technique.

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded Ribbon Bow Brooch :

What you need:

1)    Seed Beads and one round 4mm or 5mm crystal. 
2)    Beading wire (25mm or 25 gauge)


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Step 1: Remember to pull tight on every step.

Cut a piece of wire around one meter long.
String on the crystal at the middle of this wire (measure and even out both end of the wire so that they are of equal length).

Add on 4 seed beads one one end of the wire and crisscross the other end though this 4 beads - always remember to pull tight.
Continue adding beads this way, 
5 beads - crisscross - pull tight, 
6 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
7 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
8 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
9 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
10 beads - crisscross - pull tight, (for the next 7 rows keep the bead number at 10 which means repeat this 10 beads row another  7 times - with a total of 8 rows of 10 beads per row)

Then start decreasing, 
9 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
8 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
7 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
6 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
5 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
4 beads - crisscross - pull tight,

Step 2: Continuing from step 1, crisscross the wires though the same crystal as shown.

Then repeat step one again on the opposite side - for the other side of the ribbon bow.

Ending by crisscrossing at back the crystal then tie off.
Step 3: The ribbon tail: Cut a new piece of wire, starting point is marked with a black dot.
Pass this wire through the wire from previous beading of the ribbon shown below the crystal with green line.

Add one bead on each side of the wire, add two more on one side and crisscross the other end though this two beads.
Continue by adding: 
3 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
4 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
5 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
6 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
7 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
8 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
8 beads - crisscross - pull tight,
8 beads - crisscross - pull tight,

Now the tail part:
work on one side of the tail first, taking the left wire, add on 4 beads, string it back through the 4 beads on top (from the 8 beads row above) looping it back through the new added 4 beads again.
Add 3 beads, loop the wire back through the 4 beads added before this, loop through the new added 3 beads again.
Add 2 beads, loop the wire back through the 3 beads added before this, loop through the new added 2 beads again.
Add 1 bead, loop the wire back through the 2 beads added before this, now you can try looping the wire all the way back up the 3, 4, 5 (you do not need to tie off, as it is already secured by all the looping back, just cut away the excess wire)

Repeat this on the other side of the tail (the right wire)

Repeat this step 3 with a new piece of wire on the other side of the ribbon tail.

For adding on the brooch pin on the back, refer to the last step of dragonfly brooch instruction.

More projects to be found in the below categories:


Other Project Adult Project Flower Project Jewelry Project
Kid Art Project Bead Project Ring and Bracelet Project
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