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Bead a heart.
A beadweaving design by Julie Bell of MoonBell Creations.

I originally asked you to contact me if you wanted to make this pattern to sell, because that's generally just the request I see a lot of designers make (and one I would have unequivocally granted). But I've thought about it, if you can make money by selling these, go for it. What better way to be happy about creating something than knowing other people benefit from it? If someone asks, I'd sure appreciate you telling them where you got the pattern.

Posted by MoonBell from Cushing, Oklahoma, United States • Published See MoonBell's 23 projects »
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  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 1
    Step 1

    From left to right, string 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1A, 1 B onto wire. The first seed bead is colored red in each image.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pass the left end of the wire through the last B you placed on the wire so that the wires cross through this bead, keeping the beads centered on the piece of wire. Pull taut.

    The end of the wire toward the center of the flower will be referred to as wire end Y. The end of the wire that is on the outer edge of the flower will be referred to as wire end Z. This is for simplicity's sake, so you're not trying to figure out which one was originally the left or right end of the wire, you can just look at the shape of the flower and know which is currently Y or Z (because since you cross wires, the left and right ends switch each time).

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 3
    Step 3

    String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. The newly added beads are colored gray in each image from here forward.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pass wire end Y through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat Steps 3 & 4 three (3) more times. You will work the flower counter-clockwise. Your piece should like this image at the end of the last repeat.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 6
    Step 6

    String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pass wire end Y through B bead #1, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#12) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires through the B bead. Pull taut.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 8
    Step 8

    String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. String 1 A, 1B, 1 A on wire end Y.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pass wire end Y through B bead #13, crossing wires through this bead. Pull taut.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 10
    Step 10

    (This is a repeat of steps 3 & 4) String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. Pass wire end Y through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead four (4) more times, this time working around the flower clockwise. This image is how your piece will look at the end of this step.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 11
    Step 11

    String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 12
    Step 12

    Pass wire end Y through B bead #14, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#23) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires through the B bead. Pull taut.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 13
    Step 13

    Repeat of Steps 3 & 4, working counter-clockwise. String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. Pass wire end Y through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 14
    Step 14

    String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pass wire end Y through B bead #10, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#26) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires through the B bead. Pull taut.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 16
    Step 16

    String 3 A onto wire end Z

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 17
    Step 17

    Pass wire end Z through the other 3 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead holes will allow (without breaking them). To end off, wrap wire somewhere around this circle, trying your best to hide it, ending on back side. Cut wire and use pliers to push the pointy end away from where it would contact any skin.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 18
    Step 18

    String 4 A onto wire end Y

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 19
    Step 19

    Pass wire end Y through the other 2 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead holes will allow (without breaking them), ending the pass-through in the last seed bead added (shown in gray).

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pass wire end Y through B bead #24. String 3 A on wire end Y

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 21
    Step 21

    Pass wire end Y through the other 3 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead holes will allow (without breaking them). To end off, wrap wire somewhere around this circle, trying your best to hide it, ending on back side. Cut wire and use pliers to push the pointy end away from where it would contact any skin.

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 22
    Step 22

    You're done! Use a jumpring, bail, or get inventive as to how you're going to attach the hearts to your jewelry pieces. Also, if you want to make a 2nd heart, and use beads in between the layers around the perimeter, you can weave the two hearts together and make a 3-D pendant!

  • How to bead a beaded heart. Hearts Of Lily - Step 23
    Step 23

    Alternately, I have made a loop to easily put a jumpring or bail on by completing the seed bead circle in the same manner as the other circles, just weave the wire up there, add 2 seed beads and complete it to make another 6 seed bead circle.

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Holy Sock
Holy Sock · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 8 projects
This is beautiful. Thanks a bunch for sharing.
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MoonBell
MoonBell · Cushing, Oklahoma, US · 23 projects
I'm so glad you guys like the tutorial. I do this from memory, so if you have any problems with the instructions, let me know and I'll fix it. Happy
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sugar free leeches
sugar free leeches · Salt Lake City, Utah, US · 7 projects
that is awesome.
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ivy:3 B.
ivy:3 B. · 1 project
wowzzas thats sooo cool:3
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
awesome soooo beautiful , and congretualtions of the feathuring of this project.
thanks for the great tute and sharing;-D
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Becsta!
Becsta! · Clarkefield, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
wow..... amazing!
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