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Contents
Diamond drop earrings by Leah Wyckoff.......................... p. 3
Opulent star bracelet by Erika Sándor............................... p. 6
Romano necklace by Teresa Morse.................................. p. 10

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DIAMOND
DROP
EARRINGS
designed by Leah Wyckoff

DIFFICULTY

bead weaving

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form without permission from the publisher.
These stash-buster earrings stitch up quickly and can be made 4) Pick up two 150s and an 110, and sew through
with DiamonDuo or GemDuo beads and a crystal drop of your the outer hole of the next DiamonDuo (figure 4,
a–b). Pick up an 110 and two 150s, and continue
choice — make a few versions to enjoy all summer long.
through the following 110 (b–c). Repeat these
stitches three times to complete the round (c–d),
How to pick up the DiamonDuo beads: With 2) Pick up two 150 seed beads, skip the next 110, and continue through the next eight beads as
the flat side on your work surface and the faceted and sew through the inner hole of the following shown to exit the 110 that sits adjacent to the
side facing up, sew through the left hole (LH) DiamonDuo (figure 2, a–b). Repeat this stitch next bicone (d–e).
or right hole (RH), per the instructions. three times to complete the round, and step
up through the first 150 added (b–c).
EARRING 3) Pick up a 3 mm bicone crystal and an 110.
1) On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up a repeating Skip the 110 just picked up, and continue
pattern an 110 seed bead and a DiamonDuo back through the bicone (figure 3, a–b).
6.5 x 13 mm crystal
bead four times. Leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) Sew through the next 150, inner hole of the drop pendant
tail, sew through the beads again to form following DiamonDuo, and 150 (b–c). Repeat
a ring (not shown in the figure for clarity), these stitches three times to complete the
and continue through the next 110 and round (c–d), and continue through the first
DiamonDuo (figure 1, a–b). bicone and 110 added (d–e).
5 x 8 mm
DiamonDuo bead
materials
silver/purple earrings 1½ in. (3.8 cm)
3 mm bicone crystal
• 2 6.5 x 13 mm crystal drop pendants
(Preciosa, crystal AB) b 110 seed bead
• 8 5 x 8 mm DiamonDuo beads
(matte silver) 150 seed bead
• 8 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski,
a
crystal CAL)
• 1 g 110 seed beads (Toho PF567,
PermaFinish metallic polaris)
b
• 1 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 4219,
c
Duracoat galvanized magenta)
• 1 pair earring findings
a
• Fireline, 6 lb. test FIGURE 1
• beading needles #12
• 2 pairs of chainnose, flatnose, and/or
bentnose pliers
e
green/pink colorway
• 6.5 x 13 mm briolette pendants
c b
(Swarovski, peridot) FIGURE 2
a d
• 5 x 8 mm GemDuo beads (gold shine
dark olive)
• 3 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, d
vintage rose) e b a
• 110 seed beads (Miyuki 4218, Duracoat c
galvanized dusty orchid)
• 150 seed beads (Miyuki 4473, Duracoat
dyed opaque fennel)

kits are available at FIGURE 3


leahpeahbeadpatterns.etsy.com

basics
• ending and adding thread
• opening and closing jump rings
and loops FIGURE 4
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c

b
g a d
e
f e
a
b

FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6

5) Pick up three 110s, and sew through the and continue through the following 150 and
110 your thread is exiting to create a picot DiamonDuo (d–e). Sew through the next 17
(figure 5, a–b). Retrace the thread path (not beads as shown to exit the second 150 opposite
shown in the figure for clarity), and continue the loop just created (e–f).
through the following two 150s and 110 (b–c). 9) Pick up three 150s, an 110, a crystal drop
Pick up four 150s, skip the next DiamonDuo, pendant, an 110, and three 150s, and sew through
and sew through the following 110, two 150s, the next two 150s in the ring (skipping the center
and 110 (c–d). 150 if an extra one was added) (figure 7, a–b).
Continue through the beads as shown (b–c) and
tip If there is a noticeable gap in the the pendant connection (c–d). End the threads.
center of the four 150s just added, add 10) Attach an earring finding to the loop
one more 150. of 110s and 150s at the top of the earring.
11) Make a second earring. B&B
Repeat these stitches two times (d–e).
6) Pick up three 110s, and sew through the b
110 your thread is exiting to create a picot (e–f). d
Retrace the thread path (not shown in the figure
c a
for clarity), and continue through the following
two 150s, 110, and the outer hole of the next
DiamonDuo (f–g).
7) Pick up a 150, four 110s, and a 150, and sew
through the DiamonDuo your thread is exiting
to create a loop. Continue through the first 150
and 110 in the loop (figure 6, a–b).
8) Pick up a 150, and sew through the next
110 (b–c). Repeat this stitch twice (c–d),

FIGURE 7
Leah Wyckoff
East Providence, Rhode Island
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OPULENT
STAR
BRACELET
designed by Erika Sándor

DIFFICULTY

bead weaving

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without permission from the publisher.
Combine GemDuo or DiamonDuo beads with pearls and seed
materials beads to create a continuous band of stars for your wrist.
turquoise/purple bracelet 7 in. (18 cm)
• 8 x 5 mm GemDuo beads How to pick up the GemDuo beads: With the BAND
-- 36 color A (tropical mint) flat side on your work surface and the faceted 1) On a comfortable length of thread, pick
-- 31 color B (polychrome black raspberry) side facing up, sew through the right hole (RH) up six color A GemDuo beads (RH). Leaving
• 36 Cymbal side beads for GemDuos from bottom to top, per the instructions. a 6-in. (15 cm) tail, sew through all the beads
(gold plated) again (not shown in the figure for clarity), and
• 36 4 mm glass pearls (Czech, matte How to pick up the Cymbal side beads for continue through the first A added (figure 1,
champagne) GemDuos: With the pointed end pointing a–b) and the open hole of the same A (b–c).
• 2 g 150 seed beads (Miyuki 4221, toward you, sew through the left hole (LH) 2) Pick up a Cymbal side bead (RH, bottom
Duracoat galvanized light pewter) or right hole (RH) from top to bottom or to top), a 150 seed bead, and a color B GemDuo
• 1 toggle clasp bottom to top, per the instructions. bead (RH), and sew through the open hole of
• Fireline, 6 lb. test the same B (figure 2, a–b). Pick up a 150, and
• beading needles, #11 or #12 Sizing options: Each GemDuo component sew through the open hole of the same Cymbal,
measures about 1 in. (2.5 cm). Add or omit and continue through the open hole of the next
blue/green colorway components as needed. If six components A (b–c). Repeat these stitches five times to com-
• 36 8 x 5 mm GemDuo beads (saturated is too tight but seven is too loose, then add plete the round (c–d). Sew through the following
metallic limelight) extra seed beads to the clasp loops to achieve Cymbal, 150, and B (d–e).
• 31 8 x 5 mm DiamonDuo beads (chalk your desired length. 3) Pick up six 150s, and sew through the other
lumi blue) hole of the B your thread is exiting (figure 3,
• Cymbal side beads for GemDuos a–b). Continue through the first hole of the
(antique silver-plated)
• 4 mm glass pearls (Czech, mint green)
• 150 seed beads (Toho 558, PermaFinish
galvanized aluminum)
b
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c
• ending and adding thread
a
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e d
a

8 x 5 mm GemDuo
bead, color A FIGURE 1 b
c

8 x 5 mm GemDuo
bead, color B

Cymbal side bead FIGURE 2

4 mm pearl

150 seed bead


c a

e
d b

FIGURE 3

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same B and the next three 150s just added (b–c).
Pick up a 150, and sew through the following
three 150s (c–d). Continue through both holes
of the same B and the next four 150s to exit
the tip 150 just added (d–e).
4) Pick up three 150s, half of the clasp, and
a four 150s, and sew through the 150 your thread
b is exiting going in the same direction (figure 4,
c a–b). Retrace the thread path (not shown in
the figure for clarity), and continue through
the following three 150s, B, and 150 (b–c).
5) Pick up a 4 mm pearl, and sew through the
next 150 and adjacent hole of the B (figure 5,
FIGURE 4 a–b). Pick up six 150s, and sew through the
other hole of the same B and the following 150
(b–c). Repeat these stitches once (c–d). Pick
up a 4 mm, and sew through the following 150
and adjacent hole of the B (d–e).
6) Pick up a 150, Cymbal (LH, top to bottom),
and an A (RH), and sew through the open hole
of the same A (e–f). Pick up an A (RH), and
continue through the open hole of the same A
and next Cymbal (f–g). Pick up a 150,
j and sew through the other hole of
i h g
the B and the following 150 (g–h).
7) Repeat step 5 once (h–i), and
f
e then sew through the outside-edge
a beads as shown to exit the end holes
of the two As added in step 6 (i–j).
d

b c

FIGURE 5

FIGURE 6

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8) Pick up four As (RH), and sew through the
two As your thread is exiting (figure 6, a–b).
Continue through the other hole of the same A,
the adjacent Cymbal, 150, both holes of the B,
150, Cymbal, and the next A as shown (b–c).
9) Pick up a Cymbal (RH, bottom to top), a 150,
and a B (RH), and sew through the open hole
d
of the same B (figure 7, a–b). Pick up a 150, and
sew through the open hole of the same Cymbal,
and the next A (b–c). Repeat these stitches four
times to complete the round (c–d). Continue
e a through the following Cymbal, 150, both holes
of the B, and the 150 (d–e).
c 10) Repeat steps 5–9 four times, and then repeat
step 5 once more.
b 11) Repeat step 3–5. End the threads. B&B

FIGURE 7

Erika Sándor
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
erika@thestorytellingjeweller.com
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ROMANO
NECKLACE
designed by Teresa Morse

DIFFICULTY

peyote / Peytwist / ladder stitch

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form without permission from the publisher.
Shades of orange seed beads combine
with ivory and black to create this
geometric Peytwist necklace.
This rope is done in a stitch by Gerlinde Lenz called
“Peyote with a twist — not crochet” (Peytwist). Learn
more about this double-column seam technique online
at facetjewelry.com/basics.

ROPE
1) On a comfortable length of thread, attach a stop bead,
materials leaving a 2-ft. (61 cm) tail. Starting at the upper-right corner
necklace 18 in. (46 cm) of the pattern, pick up 110 seed beads in the following order:
• 2 8 mm druk beads one E, one D, one E, one A, two Es, one B, two Es, two Bs,
(Czech, bronze) two Cs, two Ds, two Es, one A, one E, and one A. These beads
• 110 seed beads (Miyuki) will shift to form rows 1 and 2 as the next row is added. 110 seed bead, color A
-- 8 g color A (592, antique 2) Work in flat even-count peyote stitch as follows to create
110 seed bead, color B
ivory pearl ceylon) a strip that is 19 rows long:
-- 6 g color B (4454, Row 3: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)C, (1)B, (2)A 110 seed bead, color C
Duracoat dyed opaque Row 4: (L) (3)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E
kumquat) Row 5: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A, (1)D 110 seed bead, color D
-- 6 g color C (4457, Row 6: (L) (3)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E 110 seed bead, color E
Duracoat dyed opaque Row 7: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A
cedar) Row 8: (L) (3)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E 110 seed bead, color F
-- 7 g color D (4492, Row 9: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A, (1)D
Duracoat dyed opaque Row 10: (L) (3)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E
cognac)
-- 16 g color E (401, black)
-- 2 g color F (4201, Duracoat
galvanized silver)
• 1 g 150 seed beads
(Miyuki 4201, Duracoat
galvanized silver)
• 8 mm craft mesh tubing
(joann.com)
• 1 toggle clasp
• 2 2-in. (5 cm) headpins
• 4 5 mm jump rings
• Fireline, 6 lb. test
• beading needles, #10 or #11 row 20
starts
• chainnose pliers here
• roundnose pliers

basics
• stop bead
• peyote stitch: flat even-count
• Peytwist: double-column
seam
• ladder stitch: making
a ladder, forming a ring
• ending and adding thread
• wrapped loop
• opening and closing jump
rings
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PATTERN

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b
a

a
b
FIGURE 1 FIGURE 2

Row 11: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (2)A Row 31: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A
Row 12: (L) (3)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)D, (2)E Row 32: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E
Row 13: (R) (2)A, (2)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)A, (1)D Row 33: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
Row 14: (L) (2)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E Row 34: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E
Row 15: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (2)E, (2)A Row 35: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
Row 16: (L) (3)E, (1)B, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (2)E Row 36: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E
Row 17: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A, (1)D Row 37: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
Row 18: (L) (3)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E Row 38: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E
Row 19: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A Row 39: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A
Row 40: (L) (2)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)D, (2)E
3) Remove the stop bead, position the tail in the upper-right Row 41: (R) (2)A, (2)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)A
corner and your working thread in the lower-right corner, and Row 42: (L) (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E
work a double-column seam join (figure 1, a–b). Turn the Row 43: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (2)E, (1)A
beadwork so the tail is positioned downward and the working Row 44: (L) (2)E, (1)B, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (2)E
thread is exiting the 110 near the join. Row 45: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A
Row 46: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E
tip To make it easier to hold onto the beadwork Row 47: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
while stitching, insert a pen or dowel into the
center of the beadwork, if desired.
adding thread Add your new thread
4) Following the pattern or Word chart, work in double- to the beadwork, exiting the same bead your
column seam stitch, adding the rows as follows using the old working thread is exiting, and then end
appropriate color seed beads: the old thread.
Begin pattern repeats with row 20
Row 20: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E 5) Repeat rows 20–47 for the desired length, ending with
Row 21: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A row 47. End and add thread as needed, and set the rope aside.
Row 22: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (2)E
Row 23: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A BEAD CAP
Row 24: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (2)E 1) On a comfortable length of thread and leaving a 6-in.
Row 25: (R) (2)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A (15 cm) tail, pick up two color F 110 seed beads. Sew through
Row 26: (L) (2)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)D, (2)E the beads again, positioning them side-by-side so that their
Row 27: (R) (1)D, (1)A, (2)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)A holes are parallel (figure 2, a–b). Pick up an F, sew through
Row 28: (L) (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E the previous bead, and continue through the new bead just
Row 29: (R) (2)A, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (2)E, (1)A added (b–c). Continue working in ladder stitch for a total
Row 30: (L) (2)E, (1)B, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (2)E of 22 beads. Test the fit around the rope and add two more

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beads if necessary (you need to end with an even number to form a picot (figure 5, a–b). Continue through the 150s
of beads). Join the beads into a ring by sewing through the just added, the adjacent F in the last round, and the next F
first bead in the ladder and last bead in the ladder again, in the same round (b–c). Repeat this stitch 10 times to com-
making sure the ladder is not twisted. Retrace the thread plete the round, and sew up through the first five 150s added
path. Your thread should be exiting the top of the beadwork. to exit the tip bead of the first picot (figure 6, a–b).
2) To add the next row, pick up two Fs, sew through the 6) Sew through the tip bead in the next picot (b–c). Repeat
two beads directly below, the two beads just added, the this stitch 10 time to complete the round, retrace the thread
bead directly below in the previous round, and the next path, and end the thread.
bead in the previous round (figure 3, a–b). 7) Make another bead cap, and set both of them aside.
3) Pick up an F, and sew through the previous two beads, the
bead your thread exited at the start of this step, and the new FINISHING
bead just added (b–c). Pick up an F, and sew through the next Working thread end
bead in the previous round, the adjacent two beads, the bead 1) To fill in the “V” area on the working-thread end of the
just added, the bead directly below, and the next bead in the rope, working the following rows to fill in the rest of the “V”
previous round (c–d). Repeat these stitches to complete the area as follows:
round, and sew through the first bead added in this round, Row 1: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (1)E
the last bead added, and the first bead again to join this round Row 2: (R) (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
together (figure 4, a–b). Row 3: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C
4) Repeat steps 2–3 to work a total of seven rounds. Row 4: (R) (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D, (1)B, (1)A
5) Pick up nine 150 seed beads, and sew through the next F Row 5: (L) (2)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B
in the previous round and the previous F in the same round Row 6: (R) (1)C, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)A
Row 7: (L) (2)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D
Row 8: (R) (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)A
Row 9: (L) (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)B
c
Row 10: (R) (1)B, (2)E, (1)A
a b d Row 11: (L) (2)E, (1)B
Row 12: (R) (1)C, (1)B, (1)A
Row 13: (L) (2)E
FIGURE 3 Row 14: (R) (1)B, (1)A
Row 15: (L) (1)E
Row 16: (R) (1)A

b Tail-thread end
2) To fill the “V” area on the tail-thread end of the rope,
a
working the following rows to fill in the rest of the “V”
area as follows:
FIGURE 4 Row 1: (R) (2)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)A
Row 2: (L) (1)A, (2)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B, (1)E, (1)A
Row 3: (R) (2)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)D, (1)E
b c Row 4: (L) (1)A, (1)D, (1)C, (1)E, (1)D, (1)C, (1)B
Row 5: (R) (1)E, (1)C, (1)D, (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)E
Row 6: (L) (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)E, (1)D
Row 7: (R) (1)C, (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (1)E
b a c
a

FIGURE 5 FIGURE 6

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a b c d

Row 8: (L) (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (2)A mesh into the rope, the firmer the rope will become. Continue
Row 9: (R) (1)E, (1)A, (1)E, (1)C, (1)E to fill the rope to the desired firmness until it is completely full.
Row 10: (L) (1)A, (1)D, (1)B, (1)E Pinch the end of the rope, and carefully trim the mesh close
Row 11: (R) (1)E, (1)B, (1)C, (1)E to the end of the rope. While continuing to pinch the end of
Row 12: (L) (1)A, (1)D, (1)C the rope, carefully insert the other 8 mm bead with the head
Row 13: (R) (1)C, (1)D, (1)E pin into the end of the rope, and hold the 8 mm and head pin
Row 14: (L) (1)A, (1)E in place, being careful that the 8 mm and head pin do not fall
Row 15: (R) (1)E, (1)A into the rope. Pull the thread tight to tighten the end of the
Row 16: (L) (1)A rope. Retrace the thread path using tight tension.
Row 17: (L) (1)E
3) Continue through the next two beads to exit the following OOPS! now what?
up bead (photo a). Sew through all the up-beads and the first If the 8 mm and head pin slip into the rope,
up-bead again, but do not pull tight. Set aside. remove the mesh until you see them, and slide
them out. Re-stuff the rope with the mesh, and
4) On a 2-in. (5 cm) head pin, string an 8 mm bead. Make try again.
a slight bend in the head pin about 3 mm above the bead
so it will not slip into the rope (photo b). Repeat this step 8) Straighten the head pin, and slide the bead cap and
with the other head pin, and set one head pin aside. an 8 mm onto the head pin. Make a wrapped loop. End
5) Insert one of the 8 mm beads with the head pin into the the thread.
working end of the rope, and hold the 8 mm and head pin 9) Attach two 5 mm jump rings to half of the clasp and the
in place, being careful that the 8 mm and head pin do not fall wrapped loop. Repeat on the other end of the rope to attach
into the rope. Pull the thread tight to tighten the end of the the other half of the clasp. B&B
rope (photo c). Retrace the thread path using tight tension.
6) Straighten the head pin, and slide the bead cap and an
8 mm onto the head pin. Make a wrapped loop (photo d). Teresa Morse
End this thread. Norwich, England
7) Do not trim the mesh tubing from the packaged length. icenibeaddesign@yahoo.co.uk
Slide the mesh into the rope. The more you compress the icenibeaddesign.com
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