TRICIA: a 3 Leaf Design
INSPIRATION: So got inspired by a sassy Metal casted neck-piece I downloaded a while ago. To make my new piece, decided to transition the project to BEADS Only with my signature to it.
I kinda lost the sketches somehow(I scribble a lot..lol)
But When I got back to it, leaf inspirations flooded my thoughts…A 3 leafed design seemed great.
I made the 3- headed leaf Earrings, and it’s Neck-piece too
Now, I need a name, .. TRICIA comes to mind!
So..Get your materials ready, lets make TRICIA!
Idea: Think of a leaf
Here are materials you will be needing for TRICIA
The Necessary (must have):
- 8 pcs of 10mm rounds
- 11/0 seed(size 2 seeds)
- 0.30mm fishing line or corresponding Fireline
- Size 12 needle
2 pcs of 10mm crystals
11/0 glass seeds
Let’s get started
Cut off a comfortable length of thread, attach a stopper bead to one end.
Step 2: The Circle
Pick up a 10mm, and 6 pcs of size 2 seeds, pass back into the 10mm from the opposite end.
Pick up new 6pcs, pass back into the 10mm
You just made a circle!
Well, notice the space on the circle?, we need to close it.
Step 3: Closing the Circle
Now pass the needle through the first 6pcs added earlier till you get to the first space.
Pick up 2 seeds, and pass to the next seed.
You just closed a space !
Go ahead, pass through the seeds to connect to the next space.
Pick new 2 and connect.
And you have finally closed the spaces.
That’s a perfect Round..well, let’s continue
The Next Circle
Now pick up a string of 11 beads (here I picked 9 seeds,a 4mm and a last seed)
Step 5: My Little Picot
Pass back into the 8th seed picked and you just made my little picot.
That seemed easy
Go on, pick 7 new seeds.
Pass into the next 3 seeds closest to the string.
And You just made the second circle but with a picot.
This is the first Leaf!
Now we need to add a 10mm round in the center to fill the hollow.
Step 6: Fixing the Leaf
Pick up a new 10mm and a seed, pass diagonally into a seed (Here I passed diagonally into a seed closest to the picot).
Yes! The Leaf is Fixed
Now pass the thread through the seeds to connect to the first circle.
We need to add a new leaf to the piece..Let’s continue
Step 7: Repeat The Next Circle
To make a new circle, repeat step,4 then step 5 to add my litle picot
then step 6 to fix the leaf
And the second leaf is done.
Step 8: Rinse and Repeat
We need to add a 3rd leaf, go ahead repeat step 7
And you have this.
I made another 3 leaf in deep blue.
Step 9: Complete it
This step is optional, make a second pair of Tricia for earrings or make lots of Tricia , join for a prefered Neck piece.
Here is my TRICIA Earrings..
And the Neck Piece
Now,How do you add the Ear hooks for your Preffered Earring?..uhh, well, i don’t know the type of Ear hook you picked(the type depends on how it is fixed)..but fixing Ear hooks are not difficult at all
I will make a video on how I made this Earring
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And you’re done!
photo credit: @derannies
Have fun Always…