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 Brooch with Glass Rivoli, Seed Beads and Pellet Beads 

Courtesy of Preciosa®
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Rivoli with Pellets Brooch

The edging of stones, buttons, cabochons and other central costume jewelry components is one of the most popular procedures in beadworking involving the use of seed beads and fine beads. Preciosa Ornela presents a tutorial for the creation of a brooch based on the edging of a Rivoli stone with seed beads and beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand. We also present the new PRECIOSA Pellet™ bead which excellently complements various types of seed beads and beads.
: : : Materials : : :
  • Chaton, MC rivoli, Siam, 16mm
  • Seed bead, Preciosa, rocailles (R11, R6)
  • Seed beads, Twin (T) 
  • Bead, Preciosa, pellet, 4x6mm (P)
  • Scissors 
  • Pliers, flat-nose 
  • Thin stringing needle
  • Pin back 
  • Felt
  • Beading foundation 
  • Thread, nylon 

  • Optional:
  • Chatons, Swarovski crystal rhinestone, rivoli 
  • Seed and bugle beads 
  • Beading needles 

  • The capital letters above are the bead key identifiers, which are referenced throughout the instructions.
    End of Materials List
    Step 1
    Figure 1
    Alternately string 16x T and 16x R11 (T - R11 - T- R11 - T - R11 ... ) onto the line in the first row and tie the stringing into a circle. Thread the needle and the line through the second hole of the nearest T and begin the second row (fig. no. 1).
    Step 2
    Figure 2
    In the second row, add 1x R6 between the second holes of the T from the first row. String a total of 16x R6 (fig. no. 2).
    Step 3
    Figure 3
    In the third row, add 1x T between each of the R6 from the previous row. Add a total of 16x T. At the end of the row, thread the needle and the line through the second hole of the nearest T(fig. no. 3).
    Step 4
    Figure 4
    In the fourth row, add R11 between the second holes of the T from the previous row. Once again add a total of 16x R11 (figure no. 4).
    Step 5
    Figure 5
    Insert the 18 mm Rivoli into the created circle and tighten the stringing of the previous four rows so that the inserted Rivoli is affixed in the centre of the created circle (fig. no. 5).
    Step 6
    Figure 6
    Once again add 1x T between each R6 from the second row. Add a total of 16x T (fig. no. 6).
    Step 7
    Figure 7
    Add 1x P between the second holes of the T from the previous row. String a total of 16x P (fig. no. 7).
    Step 8
    Figure 8
    Add 3x R11 between each P from the previous row. Thread the line again through the nearest P at the end of the row. Tighten the stringing of this row and tie it off with a knot. Pull the end of the line into the holes of the nearest seed beads and beads and cut it off (fig. no. 8).
    Step 9
    Figure 9a


    Figure 9b


    Figure 9c
    Cut a circle approximately 18-20mm from the felt and firmly sew the brooch mechanism onto it (fig. no. 9a). Sew the entire semi-product onto the created brooch (fig. no. 9b).

    Cover the felt circle and the metal part with a circle of leather and once again carefully sew them together (fig. no. 9c).

    Have a question regarding this project? Email Customer Service.

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