A Tube made from Rocaille Seed Beads for a Necklace Pendant

A Tube made from Rocaille Seed Beads for a Necklace Pendant

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This tube is made from rocaille seed beads woven on jewellery wire. A metal chain with brass wire and wax beads is attached onto the tube for a necklace.
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Home-made jewellery Necklaces
How to do it
Guide step 1
Step 1.
Thread 10 rocaille seed beads onto a piece of jewellery wire. Tie a large knot at one end (to keep the beads in place).
Guide step 2
Step 2.
Feed the jewellery wire through every second bead so that they are arranged in two staggered rows, each with 5 beads.
Guide step 3
Step 3.
Turn over. Thread another bead onto the jewellery wire and feed the wire through the first bead. Thread another bead onto the wire and feed the wire through the next bead. Repeat to the end of the row. Pull the wire, so that the new beads position themselves between the beads on the previous row.
Guide step 4
Step 4.
You may use a thin beading needle to ease the process.
Guide step 5
Step 5.
You may change to a different colour of rocaille beads after 4-5 rows.
Guide step 6
Step 6.
You can add an entire row at a time if you use a beading needle.
Guide step 7
Step 7.
Once you have the desired number of rows with gold rocaille beads, finish with the same number of rows of silver rocaille beads used at the start.
Guide step 8
Step 8.
Assemble the woven section into a tube with the same jewellery wire: Push the needle through the outer beads in the same row; i.e. from the outside of the end of one row and into the outer bead on the opposite side of the same row, thus stitching the woven section together. Don't pull the wire together just yet.
Guide step 9
Step 9.
Assemble the woven section into a tube by pulling the wire. Tie the two wire ends together. Hide the knot inside the tube with a blob of glue.
Guide step 10
Step 10.
Wrap a piece of doubled-over brass wire around round nose pliers twice to make a loop. Thread a wax bead onto all the wires.
Guide step 11
Step 11.
Thread the rocaille bead tube and a wax bead onto the brass wire. Make a loop 6-7 mm from the bead and twist the ends around wire. Attach a small piece of chain with a small round jump ring to the loop. Thread the other chain through the other loop.

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