Beaded Heart

Supplies

27 – 6mm facet beads, your color choice

24” of nylon filament #7718 4721

20 – seed beads, color coordinate

Optional: lanyard hook #7740 3501

 

Directions

1) String 4 beads onto the nylon filament. Bead #2 is designated with the star(*)

2) Take string A and cross through the last bead.

3) Strings A & B will be coming out from opposite ends of the bead, forming circle #1.

4) Add 2 beads to string A. Add 1 bead to string B.

5) Take string B and cross through the last bead on string A.

6) This forms circle #2.

7) Take string B and add 2 beads. Add 1 bead to string A.

8) Take string A and cross through the last bead on string B.

9) This forms circle # 3.  

10) Add 1 bead to string A. Add 1 bead to string B.

11) Take string A & string B and cross through the second  bead (*) in circle #1.

12) This forms circle #4 and joins the 2 ends of the row of beads together, forming a beaded tube.       

13) Your design is now becoming dimensional.

14) Add 1 bead to string A and 2 beads to string B. Here is a sideview. Notate (*) for bead 2 of first circle. Take string A and cross through the last bead on string B forming a circle, 2-1

15) Continue these steps two more times to make 2 more circles, 2-2 & 2-3.

16) Add 1 bead to string A. Add 1 bead to string B.

17) Take string A and string B and cross through the second bead from the first circle(*)  next to the first beaded tube.

18) This forms circle 2-4 and another beaded tube

19) Take string A and string back into the last bead on string B in circle 2-4.  Take string B and string back into the last bead on string A in circle 2-4.

20) Take string A and string B and cross through the last bead from circle 2-3. Now you can begin your last beaded tube to form the heart, which already has two circles formed.

21) Add 1 bead to string A. Add 2 beads to string B.

22) Take string A and cross through the last bead on string B. This forms circle 3-1.

23) Add 1 bead to string A. Add 1 bead to string B.

24) Take strings A and B and cross through the last bead in circle 3.

25) This forms the final circle and beaded tube.

26) String A through the bead and the second bead  in circle 1 (*). String B through bead and the second bead in circle 1(*).

27) Finishing – Knot strings A & B together securely. String 20 seed beads onto string A. Take string B and cross through all 20 seed beads. Knot strings A & B securely. Slip the loose string ends into a few more beads and cut off the excess strings to hide ends. Hang from seed bead loop as is or attach a lanyard hook.

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