A Barrette decorated with Wax Bead Flowers
Decorate a barrette with wax beads which are sewn together with jewellery wire in a flower pattern, creating your very own beautiful barrette.
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Cut a 110 cm piece of jewellery wire. Thread four beads (4 mm diameter) onto the jewellery wire using a beading needle and assemble them into a ring. Feed the needle through the first bead and pull the beads together.
Feed the needle through the other three beads and tie the two ends together with two or three knots.
Tie the beads onto the barrette through the hole and around it as illustrated in the photo (seen from the back of the barrette). Tighten the wire firmly.
Continue on the front of the barrette. Thread three small 4 mm beads and one large (5 mm in diameter) bead onto the wire. Push the needle through the bead on the left as illustrated in the photo.
Now thread three small beads onto the jewellery wire and push the needle through the lower bead as illustrated in the photo. Tighten and secure at intervals by sewing underneath the barrette.
Now make a flower with one large and seven small beads. On the left side of the flower there are two beads in a line. Push the needle through both beads. Thread two small and one large bead onto the jewellery wire and push the needle through the outer bead. Add another three small beads like in step 5.
Make a total of six flowers each consisting of seven small and one large bead. You will need three small and one large bead for every other flower, meaning that each flower always consists of seven small beads.
Finish with three small beads around the bead at the very left like at the start of the pattern.
Push the needle and wire underneath the stitching (underneath the barrette) all the way to the opposite end of the barrette. Tie knots with the two wires. Apply a blob of glue onto the knot and trim the ends.