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Free Pattern - DIY Holiday Jewelry - Silver Star Beaded Pendant And Earrings

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These little stars are super cute. I will warn you that they aren't perfectly flat. I happen to like that but if you like your beadwork to be perfectly flat, this may not be the project for you or you can try this project with a favorite beading thread.

Offering a seed bead project without illustrations can be tough, but I tried to take several pictures to help you along in the process. Hopefully, it will be easy enough to understand. If not, please leave a comment and I can try to help you through any difficulties.

Let's begin with the earrings first!


Instructions:


1. Using 12 inches of beading wire, string a seed bead and a superduo until you have five of each. Pass the wire back through the first seed bead creating a circle. Tie a square knot and trim the excess wire.




2. String the wire through the open hole in the first superduo of the circle. Then, string a superduo, seed bead, a superduo and the open hole in the second superduo of the circle. Continue in this pattern until you have completed a full, second circle.





3. String the wire through the open hole in the first superduo of the second circle. String a seed bead, a superduo, a seed bead and the open hole in the second superduo of the second circle. Continue this pattern until you have completed a full, third circle.

4. Tie a square knot and trim the excess wire.


5. Using chain nose pliers open a jump ring and attach to an open hole in a superduo. Attach the jump ring to an ear wire.

6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for a second earring.

Now onto the lovely pendant. I received a gorgeous chain from Halstead recently and was excited to see just how nice this pendant looked on it.


Instructions (refer to the pictures above - similar pattern):


1. Using 15 inches of beading wire, string an 8 seed bead and a superduo until you have five of each. Pass the wire back through the first seed bead creating a circle. Tie a square knot and trim the excess wire.

2. String the wire through the open hole in the first superduo of the circle. Then, string a superduo, an 8 seed bead, a superduo and the open hole in the second superduo of the first circle. Continue in this pattern until you have completed a full, second circle.


3. String the wire through the open hole in the first superduo of the circle. Then, string a superduo, an 8 seed bead, a superduo and the open hole in the second superduo of the second circle. String an 8 seed bead and then the open hole in the third superduo of the circle. Continue in this pattern until you have completed a full, third circle.

4. String the wire through the open hole in the first superduo of the circle. String an 8 seed bead, a superduo, an 8 seed bead and the open hole in the second superduo of the third circle.String a 15 seed bead, pass through the 8 in the third circle and then string a 15 seed bead and the open hole in the third superduo of the circle. Continue this pattern until you have completed a full, fourth circle.

5. Using chain nose pliers open a jump ring and attach to an open hole in a superduo and a closed jump ring. By using two jump rings, the pendant will be oriented in the correct direction. Slip the chain through the last jump ring.


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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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