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Make a bead brooch
Although this is a brooch design, it can be adapted as a pendant, shoe clips or earrings! It's also a great way of using up odd beads that have been lying around … Just pick the colours of any outfit and create this for your jacket/coat or cardigan!

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  • How to make a beaded brooch. Bead Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Working directly from a spool of 20-gauge wire, place your round nosed pliers at the end and form a complete loop. Continue placing your pliers along the wire, to form a line of loops – about 10 in all, to create a brooch of about 1.5” in diameter. Cut row of loops from the spool.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Bead Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your fingers, form the row of loops into a circle, bringing the two ends together so that they overlap.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Bead Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a long (arm's length) of 26-gauge wire and wrap this around the ends to secure and then begin threading with your beads, filling in the circular space.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Bead Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once you've covered the front of the circle with beads, turn it over and using another length of 26-gauge wire, 'sew' on a brooch finding to the back.

  • How to make a beaded brooch. Bead Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    And there you have it! It's ready to wear!

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