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 Brooch with Seed Beads, Metal Finding and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 

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Rene Brooch
: : : Materials : : :
  • Rhinestone, Swarovski crystal, light blue
  • Seed Bead, Czech, light brown, size 8
  • Seed Bead, Toho, cylindrical hematite, size 11
  • Seed Bead, Toho, transparent light blue seed beads with silver line inside, size 11
  • A pin for the brooch
  • One decorative metal pressed bead or a pendant, or even a button

  • Optional:
    End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Glue the metal button onto a piece of felt. Let the glue dry.
    Step 2
    Figure 1
    Sew a row of hematite seed beads around the button, according to Fig. 1. When the row is finished run through all the beads again and pull the thread tightly.
    Step 3
    Glue Swarovski rhinestones, as shown in the color photo. Sew hematite seed beads around the rhinestones as well as around the metal button.
    Step 4
    Continue embroidering around the same elements using brown seed beads first and then hematite beads.
    Step 5
    Trim the excess fabric as close to the last row of seed beads as possible.
    Step 6
    Put the embroidery onto the back side of the leather and outline its contour. Cut out the outlined piece of leather.
    Step 7
    Measure the length of the brooch pin. Mark its ends onto the back side of the leather and cut two small holes.
    Step 8
    Sew the brooch pin to the back side of the embroidery.
    Step 9
    Open the pin and put the leather onto the back side of the embroidery, so that the ends of the pin go through the holes in the leather. Close the pin and spread some glue onto the back side of the leather piece.
    Step 10
    Figure 2
    Work a trimming row (Fig. 2).
    Step 11
    Figure 3


    Picture 1
    Bead strips in peyote stitch using hematite seed beads (Fig. 3). Fix them as shown in Picture 1 or in the color photo.
    Step 12
    Work a freeform mesh using light seed beads. Use Picture 1 as a guide or arrange it on your own.

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