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Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks

Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks

Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
For this project you will need:
1. Fire polished round bead 8 mm (9 pcs, Color Red) - click here
2. Fire polished round bead 8 mm (4 pcs, Color Crystal) - click here
3. 2-hole SuperDuo™ Seed Beads (19 pcs, Color Crystal) - click here
4. 2-hole Cabochon Bead (1 pc, Color Crystal)
5. 9/0 Glass Seed Beads (about 100 pcs, Color Red) - click here
6. Eyepin (1 pc) 
7. Beading needle (1 pc) - click here
8. Beading thread 0.2 m
To construct the Yule Pendant, we need 3 bead clusters.
Each cluster is made of 3 large fire polished beads (called B1),
4 SuperDuo Rocailles (called SD), and 8 Rocailles seedbeads (called S).
Make sure to use a thin and flexible beading needle, and a thin nylon thread,
I can recommend a fishingline with 0.2 mm diameter.
Follow the green triangle for the direction of threading of the beads.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
1. Start with threading
B1-S-SD-S-B1-S-SD-S-B1-S-SD-S.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
2. Thread the needle through the first B1, and through all of the
beads, pull the thread to create a triangle. Make a knot to fasten the thread.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
3. Pull the thread through the nearest B1.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
4. Thread 6xS,insert the needle inn and through the S-SD-S.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
5. Repeat the instructions until you have three sides of 6xS
around the 3xB1.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
6. Repeat a step 5.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
7. For the last row of 6xS, insert the needle in the upper SD hole.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
8. Thread the needle through 3xS.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
9. Add 1xSD.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
10. Insert the needlet hrough the next 3xS-SD-S.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
11. Repeat step 8-10.
Tutorual - Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads.
12. To add the last SD, repeat steps 8-10.

Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
13. Insert the needle through the 3xS-SD (the upper hole).
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
14. Now insert a S, go thorugh the next SD (the upper hole), insert another S. Repeat this until you have insterted 3 S, between the 3 DS. Pull the thread tight. Insert the needle through the cluster, and turn the cluster around.

15. Add a B1, pull the needle through, the cluster, so that the added B1, 
lies on top.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
16. It should look like this. Now, gently push the B1 thorugh the cluster. It should fit nicely within the cluster.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
17. Your thread should be poking out in the bottom. Turn the cluster around.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
18. We need to fasten the B1 we just added.
Insert the needle through the nearest SD, and through the B1 again.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
19. Insert the needle in the nearest SD.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
20. Repeat steps 18-19 one more time, and fasten your thread.
You have now finished your first cluster.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
21. Now go ahead and make 2 more clusters.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
22. To construct our pendant, take about 50 cm. of thread, 4xS,
and a 2-hole Cabochon Beads (CB). 
Thread as follows: S-SD-S-CB-S-SD-S-CB-S-SD-S.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
23. Add a SD, and thread the needle, again through all of the beads one
more time to fasten the thread.
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
24. Your pendant is alomost finished!
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
25. Take an eyepin, insert a B1.

Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
26. Insert the eyepin hoop through the SD, and close it.

Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
27. Bend the pin, and create hoop with a roundnose pliers.
Trim the excess pin, and viola!
Yule Pendant with Fire Polished, SuperDuo, Seed Beads and Cabochon Beads - free tutorial by Haleh Brooks
28. You are done, and can enjoy your Yule Pendant.
The clusters also can be used as buttons, or as applique!
Have fun and create!
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