Cupcake Charm

Supplies

15 qty. 4mm Crystal Bicones – Lt. Colorado or Topaz 2x AB #30049480 / 30049495
21 qty. 4mm Crystal Bicones – color choice for “frosting”
1 qty. 4mm Crystal round – Lt. Siam AB #
1 qty. 6mm Crystal Margarita – Lt. Peach #30060670
1 qty. 1-1/2” Head Pin #30039881
8lb. Monofilament #77184721
Phone Strap #30045814

Tools:
Beadalon Snippers #30061235 or sharp scissors
Round Nose Pliers #30056203
Flat Nose Pliers #30056205
Flush Cutters #30056206

Diagram

NOTE: Basic Bead Weaving and Wire Wrapping Skills needed for this project.

 

Directions

TIP: Mark the ends of your monofilament lines in different colors to help you keep track of the left and right lines.

CUPCAKE:
1. Use the 4mm Lt. Colorado Topaz 2X AB crystal bicones to make the bottom of the cupcake. Take 8” of the monofilament and string on 5 bicones. Bring to the middle of the line. Criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added forming a circle. Try to keep the two ends of the line at equal lengths on your circle of beads.

2. On the left line add 3 bicones and criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added forming circle 2.

3. Pass the right line through the adjacent bicone. On the left line add 2 bicones. Criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added to form circle 3.

4. Repeat step 3 to form circle 4.

5. Repeat step 3 to form circle 5.

6. Pass the right line through the next 2 adjacent bicones. On the left line add 1 bicone and criss-cross the lines through it to form circle 6.

7. When you pull the lines through the last bead, you should see a 5- bead circle. Reinforce the circle by passing the lines through adjacent beads until the lines meet.

8. Knot the lines together. Pass the ends of the lines through adjacent bicones to hide knots and trim off excess.

 

FROSTING:

1. Use the 4mm crystal bicones in the color you chose for the frosting. Take 10” of monofilament and string on 5 bicones. Bring to the middle of the line. Criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added. Adjust the lines so that they are equal lengths.

 

2. On the left line, add 4 bicones. Criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added.

 

3. Pass the right line through the adjacent bicone. On the left line, add 3 bicones. Criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added.

 

4. Repeat step 3 to from circle 4.

 

5. Repeat step 3 to from circle 5.

 

6. Pass the right line through the next 2 adjacent bicones. Add 2 bicones and criss-cross the lines through the last bicone added to from circle 6.

 

7. Knot off each line and pass through the adjacent bicones to hide knots. Trim off the excess line.

 

PUTTING THE CHARM TOGETHER:

1. Take the head pin and slip on the 6mm crystal margarita.

 

2. Pass the head pin through the bottom cake piece. To do this, you will enter through one of the 5 beaded circles and exit through the next 5-beaded circle.

 

3. Slip on a 4mm bicone in the same color as your frosting.

 

4. Pass the head pin through the center of the frosting piece.

 

5. Slip on the 4mm Lt. Siam Round crystal. Take your jewelry pliers and make a wire wrap loop at the end of the head pin. Attach the cell phone strap to the loop.

 

2008 Ben Franklin Crafts, Inc.

 

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