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Blossom brooch in pastel colors

This blossom brooch made from rocailles and PRECIOSA Twin™ seed beads in pastel colors on a fabric base will brighten up every day.

We present a tutorial showing you how to make a blossom brooch in fine pastel colors. You can simply and elegantly join the individual wires using the PRECIOSA Twin™ two-hole beads. The brooch's fabric base can be made from various fabric remnants. Thanks to the wide range of beads and seed beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand, you can choose your own color combinations for the entire brooch. You can also attach the flower onto a hair clip instead of a brooch clasp and use it to adorn your hairstyle.

PRECIOSA ORNELA wishes you much enjoyment during your beadworking.


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Materials and tools:

PRECIOSA Twin™
321 96 001; 2.5 x 5 mm; 78098 (95x); T1

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PRECIOSA Twin™
321 96 001; 2.5 x 5 mm; 78036 (20x); T2

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PRECIOSA Rocailles
331 19 001; 11/0; 08273 (330x); R1

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PRECIOSA Rocailles
331 19 001; 6/0; 17236 (15x); R2

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PRECIOSA Rocailles
331 19 001; 6/0; 08136 (15x); R3

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0.3 - 0.4 mm wire; crimp beads (platinum); a fabric flower (made by Moraviaflor) - preferably with a brooch clasp; a bright blue cable; a 0.2 mm nylon line; a thin needle; scissors; snipping pliers; flat nose pliers; a ruler; glue (absorbent, nonabsorbent material)

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The procedure:

Step 1:

Sew the central star

String 5x T1 onto the middle of the line and tie off the ends. Sew each of the 5 points of the star above the gaps between the T1 using 3x T1 (figure no. 1).

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Step 2:

Start making the flower by stringing rocailles and Twins onto the wire (figure no. 2).

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Start the stringing of the arches threaded through the top holes of the T1 on the points of the central star. Thread the wire through the top T1 and add 10x R1, 15x T1 and 10x R1. Thread the wire through the other top T1 and create a further arch of rocailles and Twins. Create a further three arches in this way. Alternately tilt the Twins up and down.

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Step 3:

Continue with the arches nearest to the central star. Now thread the wire through the second hole in the T1 from the point of the star. Thread it through the hole, add 10x R1, thread it through 8x T1 from the previous arch and add one R1 between each of them. String another 10x R1. Repeat this procedure 4 more times.

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Step 4:
Create the outer arch using rocailles and Twins. Thread the wire through the remaining 7x T1 from the central arch. String 3x R1 into the first two gaps on the left and right-hand sides. String 2x T2 into the two top gaps. String 7x R1 between the large arches. Repeat this procedure another 4x.

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Step 5:
Tighten the wires from all the arches, put the ends of the wires together and twist them together just behind the rocailles and Twins. Snip them off leaving about 2 – 3 mm at the ends.

Step 6:
Thread the arches from the cables through the Twins. One arch through the left T2, the second through the right. Thread the larger arch through the lower hole of the top T1 (the figure in Step 2).
Thread through the T2 of the smaller arches. String 2× crimp beads, 1x R2, 2x crimp beads, 1x R2 and 2x crimp beads. Measure 5 cm from the first to the last crimp bead and then crimp the bead. Repeat the procedure another 4x. Proceed in the same way with the R3 on the second smaller arch. Caution! Only crimp the first and last beads once you have connected the cables. Thread the ends of the cables through the same T2 and through the crimp beads on both sides, but in the opposite direction. Crimp the beads and cut off any excess. Mix up the remaining rocailles. The larger arches measure 7.5 cm. String 2x R onto each arch on both sides with crimp beads. Mark the length of the arch by bending the cable. While doing so, keep in mind the final connection of the cables. Place the cable in one of the R and the adjacent crimp beads. Place the rocailles arbitrarily. Only now should you crimp the crimp beads at the R2 and R3.
Glue on the central star or the brooch fastening.

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Designer: Helena Chmelíková