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Topic: Puffy Beaded Heart Ring Tutorial: Updated Now with Pendant instructions Pg 2  (Read 12444 times)
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beadiful nights
« on: February 15, 2012 07:06:24 PM »

I tried to get this tutorial done before Valentines Day but I didn't have the time to make it. I have made beaded heart pendants before and always wanted a matching ring. So I have been trying to figure out away to make a beaded heart ring. I experimented for days adding beads and taking beads away. Trying to get the perfect heart shape small enough for a ring. First I made it with 3mm bicones then decided to try different kinds of beads because I know that some of you don't have 3mm bicones. I have finally figured out away to make it and I wanted to share how I made it.
Here is the tutorial link to make this ring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDQgyN0xqHg

Materials Needed:
3ft. of 10lb. or 8lb. test monofilament fishing line
28- 6/0 seedbeads or 3mm bicones or 3mm plastic faceted rounds
11/0 seedbeads in two colors

This one is made with 3mm glass bicones.


This one is made with 6/0 seedbeads.


This one is also make with 3mm glass bicones.

This one is made with 3mm plastic faceted rounds.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 01:48:42 AM »

They're pretty. I like the one with round beads especially.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012 03:19:00 AM »

So Pretty can't wait to try it =)
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012 04:24:28 AM »

beautiful!  I do believe I need to check out that tute.  I can see that in purple and black for a gloomy teen that I know...
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012 06:16:10 AM »

This is SO beautiful!

I tried 3 times to use the tutorial to make the ring, but was unsuccessful Sad

I think, in part, it's because I have a very difficult time transposing right and left in my brain when the camera angle is from the front instead of looking down at the work in progress. I kept getting lost at the points where the "left" (which is camera right) string had to go through another bead in the work prior to carrying on with adding beads.

I'm going to give it another try in a bit.

I'm determined to make this, b/c it is so very lovely.

~CD~

edit: Tried twice more, still can't get it right. I think my trouble starts at 5:41 in the video. I can't quite see which bead to go through to make the "turn".
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beadiful nights
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012 07:35:19 AM »

I am so sorry your having trouble. Tonight I will take pictures of the exact thread paths to take. Just try to remember that the camera is facing my hands head on so my right hand is on the left side of the computer screen.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012 07:45:27 AM »

That would be so awesome!

It's not the video. Your video is perfect. It's me. I have always had trouble with angles and right/left. When it comes to anything involving mirrors or mirrored images, I am hopeless. My brain just does not do that. I've verbally mediated *all* things that related to that since I was a tiny child. The fact that you use words in the video (as well as visual cues) helps me a lot.

I'm going to keep trying.

I'm determined to make a light violet swarovski version of your beautiful ring using silver seed beads for accents. I'm going to call it "courage" (purple heart).

You rock, Aleshia!

Onward!

p.s. An idea for your next training videos: if you use an odd colored bead at change points (or even numbered them), it would be super clear which bead is involved. The resulting piece, of course, would be silly looking, but could be a super training aid. By "change points", I mean where the left thread must travel through a prior bead before adding more beads.

~CD~
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012 10:47:30 AM »

Eureka! I figured out where I went wrong. It was at 5:51 in the video when you make the "turn". As soon as I changed "right" to "left" in the verbal instructions, it all clicked.

Thanks so much for your help!

~CD~

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012 11:17:32 AM »

I am so happy you figure it out. This heart took me about 8 times to figure out how to make the heart shape plus make it small enough for a ring. I like your purple heart it is very pretty. Would you still like me to take pictures later of the thread paths so it is easier to understand or do you have it down. If you need any thing else just let me know. This heart can possibly be made in to a pendant.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012 11:24:49 AM »

No need for the thread path pics now, though I sincerely appreciate the offer.

I'm so happy it worked out. I'm going to make at least a couple more to give to friends. This is an awesome pattern. We're very lucky to have you here!

You're the best, Aleshia!

~CD~
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