Hair Stick with Celestial Crystal® Beads and Seed Beads

Seed Bead Caps

STEP 1
Cut a 4-foot length of smoke FireLine® thread onto a beading needle.
STEP 2
String onto the thread, one Miyuki fancy blue violet #15 rocaille, two transparent peridot rocailles and two fancy blue violet rocailles. Repeat to string a total of four sets. Leaving and 8-inch tail, pass the thread back through the first two rocailles strung (1 blue violet and 1 peridot color).
STEP 3
String two more peridot rocailles then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row.

String one blue violet rocaille, skip one blue violet rocaille from the previous row and pass the thread through the next blue violet rocaille.

String one blue violet rocaille, skip one blue violet rocaille from the previous row and pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille.

Repeat this sequence a total of four times to create the next row.

Tip: Be cautious not to make the tension of the thread too tight when stitching each row.
STEP 4
String two peridot rocailles then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row and the next blue violet rocaille.

String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through the next blue violet rocaille from the previous row and the next peridot rocaille.

Repeat this sequence a total of four times to create the next row.
STEP 5
String two peridot rocailles then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row.

String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through the next blue violet rocaille from the previous row.

String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row.

Repeat this sequence a total of four times to create the next row.

Tip: The bead cap will begin to dome in this row. For a more pronounced dome shape tighten the tension of the thread slightly during this row, but do not tug on the thread after each stitch or the beads could break.
STEP 6
Repeat the sequence in Step 4 to create this row.
STEP 7
String one more peridot rocaille then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row.

String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through next blue violet rocaille from the previous row.

String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through the next peridot rocaille from the previous row.

Repeat this sequence a total of four times to create the next row.
STEP 8
Pass the thread through several adjacent seed beads to secure then trim excess. Do not trim the tail on the opposite end.
STEP 9
Thread a needle onto the tail end. String one blue violet rocaille then pass the thread through the next purple violet rocaille in the first row.

String one peridot rocaille then pass the thread through the next blue violet rocaille in the first row.

Repeat this sequence a total of four times.
STEP 10
String one peridot rocaille then pass the thread through the next blue violet rocaille in the previous row. Repeat to stitch a total of four peridot rocailles.

Pass the thread through the four peridot rocailles just added once more to secure them in place and close the top of the bead cap. Trim excess thread.
STEP 11
Repeat Steps 1 - 10 to create a total of three seed bead caps.

Hair Stick

STEP 12
Insert the end of one 3-inch eyepin into the hole on the hair stick. Using flush-cutters trim the straight end of the eyepin so the loop sits flush with the top of the hair stick.
STEP 13
Apply a small amount of E-6000® adhesive to the remainder of the straight end of the eyepin and insert it into the hole on the hair stick. Allow to dry completely.
STEP 14
String the following onto one 2-inch headpin:
  • One emerald green #11 seed bead
  • One violet teardrop glass pearl (small end first)
  • One seed bead cap (domed end over the large end of the teardrop bead)
  • One violet 6mm round glass pearl
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers and flush cutters, form a wrapped loop on the straight end of the wire creating a berry drop.

Repeat to create a total of three berry drops.
STEP 15
Using a pair of chain-nose pliers and bent-nose pliers, open one 4mm jumpring. Pass the jumpring through the loop on each berry drop and the loop on the end of the hair stick. Close the jumpring.

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