This project is so easy and so versatile in your jewellery making, can be used for earring droppers, pendants, wedding hair grips/slide, i have even made clusters to be added to fresh/silk flower arrangements..list goes on.
you can use different shape/size of bead..and to really add sparkle, do a cluster in Swarovski bi cones, i did a cluster using 6mm clear ab bicones.. and it gave the wow affect when added to a hair grip/pin or slide...lots of people have asked me, " where did you get that hair slide from " ......i replied " made it myself "..... so go on peeps.. give it ago... problem is, once you have started.. you will not be able to stop.xxx lol... have family of beaded clusters..
The beads are in order, the way they will be threaded, i have used 30lb breaking fishing line,because it will take some force to break the cluster once it has been made.
Thread three beads onto your fishing line.
thread another bead onto the line, then use the other end of the thread and pass it through the bead, so both ends cross over inside of the bead.
Pull the ends of the fishing line, and the bead will meet the others.
The beads have made a diamond shape,all through the threading process, every time you thread the beads,a diamond shape will be formed
Thread a bead either end of your line,to sit either side of the last bead you threaded.
Thread another bead, doing the same process of the crossing method inside of the bead,(same as step 3)
This is how the bead weaving should look like,using 7 beads
Again thread a bead either end.( same as step 6)
Again thread a bead using the crossing method.(as step 3 and 7)
The beads will sit either side of the bead that has been cross threaded.
Using the ends of the fishing line, take the ends back to the middle bead, which is also the point of the threaded beads.( the start of the threading process shown in step 2 and 5)
Pull the ends of the fishing line away from the beads,the beads will slowly come together and form the cluster.
#tip: PULL THE ENDS SLOWLY,SAVES THE OVER HANGING LOOPS GETTING CAUGHT AROUND THE OTHER BEADS.
After you hame formed your cluster,tie a few tight knots close to the bead,and trim off the threads of the fishing line...
You can then either add a jump ring around the woven thread(try not to add the ring by the knot),and use it as a pendant,earring droppers, or...
Thread tiara wire (0.3mm) through the cluster and you can add it to a hair pin,slide,or a slide comb...
Have fun and would love to see your designs.. Many thanks for looking.. Becky.xxx