Make a “Beaded Droplet”, designed by Olga Haserodt.
Submit your sample at the booth of PerlenPoesie. Your entrance ticket will be stamped. Every day at 5.30 pm we will have a lottery. If you come to our booth you can draw a new droplet. Pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces can be made with these droplets. Have fun!
Ø 2 cm
1 g size 11° seed beads; Roc*
10 faceted glass beads 3 mm; GS3*
10 faceted glass beads 4 mm; GS4*
5 faceted glass beads 6 mm; GS6*
1 jump ring 8 x 1.2 mm*
1 head pin 40 x 0.7 mm*
Fireline 4 lb 0.12 mm*
1 beading needle #12
1 round nose pliers
1 side cutters
* Use leftover beads of harmonizing colors for this project.
Put a needle on 70 cm (28'') of thread. Close 5 Roc into a ring passing through all Roc again. Pick up 1 GS3, 1 GS4 and 1 GS3 and pass through the first and second Roc. Pick up 1 GS3 and 1 GS4 and close into a circle going through the first GS3 of the previous step an the second Roc. Go forward through the third Roc. Repeat twice. Go forward through the GS3 beside the 5th Roc. Pick up 1 GS4 and pass through the GS3 of the previous step and the 5th Roc. Go forward through 1 GS3 and 1 GS4. Pick up 2 Roc and pass through the next GS4. Repeat this five times. The thread exits 1 GS4.
Pick up 1 GS6, 1 GS4 and 1 GS6 and close into a circle passing through the first GS4. Go forward through the second GS4 (omit the Roc of step 1!). *Pick up 1 GS6 and 1 GS4 and close into a circle passing through the first GS6 of the previous round and through the second GS4. Go forward through the third GS4. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the round adding 1 GS4 only to the last round. Go forward to 1 GS4.
Pick up 1 Roc and pass through the next GS4, repeat four times. Retrace the thread path and tighten the thread.
Pick up 1 GS3, 1 Roc and 1 GS3 and close into a circle through the starting bead. *Go forward through the second GS4. Pick up 1 GS3 and 1 Roc and close into a round through the GS3 of the previous circle and the second GS4. Repeat from * until you have reached the end of the round, but add 1 Roc only in the last round. Go forward through the Roc added last. Pass through all 5 Roc, tighten the thread. Retrace the thread path, secure the thread and trim.
Push the head pin through the middle of the beaded bead (through both circles of 5 Roc). Bend a loop with your round nose pliers. Cut off the extra wire with the side cutters. Attach the jump ring to the loop.