Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted recently. I just got a new phone in the past week and here is a decorative cover I made for it about a month prior. I again, followed beadifulnight’s tutorial on Youtube and it is quite simple. As you can see, towards the top, the bicones are blue because I ran out of black ones! In case you were wondering, the phone is a black Samsung Galaxy SIII. I think that the cover contrasts very well with the phone. I probably won’t be using it too much in the future though, as it doesn’t protect and I am planning to get a case so it’s might not fit later either.
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These bracelets were made following a tutorial by beadifulnights on Youtube. She is amazing. Here is a link to her channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCayXdktyKEoJr7kQcEYXZhA. I recently made two of the hugs and kisses bracelet. The green one is made of bicones instead of round beads for the biggest bead. As shown in the picture below, even before I added the seed bead XOXO’s it still looks very pretty.
I used a tutorial for a beaded donut pendant (couldn’t find it, though –sorry!) and put a Japanese 100 yen coin inside before tightening it. It looks a bit like a mirror from afar.
I recently made some beaded pendants following beadifulnights’ (on YouTube) tutorial. The darker blue one I modified it a little because my beads were smaller. Here is a link to the tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoUBXX1Cio0.
Materials: 20 gauge wire (gold), 24 gauge wire (silver), round nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler, and beads of your choice
Cut off 3.5 inches of the 20 gauge wire and start coiling into an “s” shape.
Make eight (or whatever amount fits around the largest part of your hand) of these:
Then take the 24 gauge wire and start wrapping as shown in the following pictures (I kept the wire attached to the spool):
When you get to the middle of the right swirl (picture above), start to coil another “s” to it. Remember to keep it in the same direction as the other one.
Continue to coil around the second “s”:
Repeat the process until you have attached all the coils to each other. Then wrap the last one around the first “s”.
Once you have finished coiling, measure at least an extra 12 inches (definitely more if you have a bigger bangle) and snip off. It will look like this now:
As you can see, it’s not very round, so shape it with your hands until you feel it’s good.
Now, string beads of your choice onto the 24 gauge wire.
Then loop your wire around the opposite edge to secure.
Continue until you reach the end. For mine, I looped the wire without beads on it yet in some places so the beads would stay where I wanted them to be.
Finally, when you get back to the beginning loop it around once or twice and then you can snip off any extra wire.
And you’re done!
Handmade with wire and bicone beads. I’ll probably make a tutorial later.