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 Brooch and Earring Set with Glass Beads, Seed Beads and Soutache Braid 

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Sofistication Set
: : : Materials : : :
  • Bead, silver, 5x7mm faceted (13 beads) (E)
  • Bead, dark violet, 7x9mm faceted (5 beads) (D)
  • Bead, violet, 10x15mm drop (1 beads) (B)
  • Bead, purple, 12x15mm drop (3 beads) (A)
  • Bead, dark purple, 10mm round (4 beads) (C)
  • Seed bead, glass, rainbow coated purple, #8 toho (F)
  • Seed bead, glass, transparent violet, #11 (G)
  • Jumprings 
  • Earwires 
  • Bar pin findings 

  • Optional:
  • Beads, glass 
  • Beads, metal 
  • Seed and bugle beads 
  • Soutache cord 

  • The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
    End of Materials List

    Earrings

    Step 1
    Figure 1


    Figure 2


    Picture 1


    Picture 2


    Picture 3


    Take one length of purple soutache and two lengths of violet. Put them together, match the edges and work a few stitches in the middle, trying to go just through the groove. Attach one A bead (Fig. 1) and one E bead (Picture 2). Frame the E bead with soutache from both sides and go through all the six soutache cords right at the point where they meet under the bead, to secure them. Using Picture 3 as a guide, work out a pattern and decorate it in F, G, E from both sides (Fig. 1). Attach one C to the top part of each earring (Fig. 2) and bead around it, using F, G. Attach a jumpring to each pattern, going through the beads marked in Fig. 2. Attach the earwires.

    Brooch

    Step 2
    Picture 4
    Take one length of purple soutache and two lengths of violet. Put them together, match the edges and work a few stitches in the middle, trying to go just through the groove. Sew in one B bead (Picture 3) and frame it with soutache from both sides. Go through all the six soutache cords just at the point where they meet under the bead, to secure them. Work out a pattern (Picture 4). Attach a bar pin finding to the back side of the brooch.

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