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Beaded Vases Trio

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Advanced
Project Courtesy of: Blue Moon Beads
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Smoky crystal 4mm rounds
  • Silver metal beads
  • Angel connectors
  • Silver pearls
  • Smoke wire-wrapped pearls
  • White wire-wrapped pearls
  • Crystal teardrop beads
  • Stretchy cord
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

DIRECTIONS:

1. Start by cutting a 2-yard piece of stretchy cord. String beads in a pleasing pattern onto the center, stringing enough beads to make a stretchy ring that fits around the neck of the vase tightly. Check the fit and add or remove beads until it will fit tightly onto the vase. For the vase shown, use a pattern of one silver pearl, one metal bead, one silver pearl, four 4mm smoke crystals, and repeated this 3 times.
2. Tie the ends off but do not trim them. Slide ring on to the vase. This “ring" is the first band in a series of connected bands you will string onto the vase. From here on, it is easiest to keep this on the vase and keep stringing directly onto and around the vase.
3. Now, go back through one of the metal beads and hide the knot inside the bead. You now have the metal bead with a string coming out of each end of it.
4. On one of those strings, slide a silver pearl, two smoke crystals, a metal bead, two more smoke crystals, and a silver pearl.
5. Next, take that end of string and go back up through the nearest metal bead strung in the first step.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more times until you have strung what looks like 4 loops onto the original band. Tie off the last loop near the metal bead. Go back through the metal bead, and hide knot inside that metal bead, ending up with a metal bead with a string coming out of each end of it.
7. Next, string two smoke crystals, a large silver pearl, and two more smoke crystals, and go back through the metal bead on the row above. Next string two smoke crystals, a metal bead, two more smoke crystals, and go back through the metal bead on the row above. Next, string two smoke crystals, a large silver pearl, and two more smoke crystals, and go back through the metal bead on the row above. Next string two smoke crystals, a metal bead, two more smoke crystals, and go back through the metal bead on the row above.
8. Tie off the last loop near the metal bead. Go back through the metal bead, and hide knot inside that metal bead, ending up with a metal bead with a string coming out of each end of it.
9. This is the basic technique to use to keep adding “loops" of new beads, always going up through the metal bead of the band before it. Repeat steps 8 and 9, and tie off each successive layer, keeping the entire assembly tight onto the vase.
10. Continue adding layers as described until you almost reach the desire vase cover length. For the final row, string four smoke crystals, a silver jump ring, and four more smoke crystals. Then go back up through the metal bead of the previous band. Repeat three times.
11. Make a connector by stringing one silver pearl onto an eyepin and forming a simple loop. Make a dangle by sliding one glass teardrop crystal bead onto a headpin and forming a simple loop. Connect these two together to form a double dangle, and repeat this step three more times to create four total double dangles. Attach these to the Angel Connectors.
12. Attach these four Angel-double-dangles to the jump rings added in step 8.
13. To create the beaded swags in-between the vases, we used pre-wire-wrapped pearl connectors and connected each end to an ear wire. The ear wire hooks easily over the edge of the vases.
14. Embellish these swags by taking crystal teardrops and creating dangles using headpins. Shown with adding three crystal drops to each white pearl swag.

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