Saturday, January 21, 2012

How to Make a Seed Bead Loop for Donut Pendant

Here is a way I have discovered to make a loop for a Donut Pendant so you can hang it on a chain, seed beads or even ribbon or other fiber such as crochet thread. In this tutorial I will be using ribbon and seed beads.



Firstly I will show how to create a seed bead loop to put into the donut pendant, in this case I am going to use a Millefiori Donut Pendant. Here is a description on wikepedia about Millefiori




Supplies you will need for this tutorial

Tiny seed beads
Donut style pendant
Fireline
Ribbon
Seed Bead Needle
nippers

Here is the donut style pendant

Create a circle with seed beads, make it about the size I made it here and later you can shorten it. 
Pull the circle of seed beads through the pendant

Once pulled through this is what it will look like.

Now pull the seed bead circle through the seed beads themselves.
Pull up tight, but not to tight but enough so that it looks pretty.

Like this, so it drapes nicely over the donut pendant. 

At this point you can begin removing any unwanted beads very carefully and then tie off the fireline and perhaps add a dab of glue. 

This is my finished look using hand dyed ribbon that I ran through the seed beads, but you can also do it even simpler if you don't want to mess with the seed beads, however the seed bead Idea is great if you're wanting to make a beaded necklace.    

Here is the alternate method with the ribbon

Follow the directions above but instead we use a ribbon that will be used for the necklace and loop.
Of course there are lots of ways to finish this off this is just two, but like I said you can make a seed bead necklace, beaded  necklace or even use silver chain.

So now you know what to with a beautiful donut pendant.

Happy Beading! ~Kat

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4 comments:

  1. nice post thanks for sharing...blessings soraya

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  2. Hi Kat,
    I love this little tutorial. Very nice.

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  3. Kat, Beautiful! where do you get that ribbon. I have searched and searched and want a spool.
    Can you share?
    best, Flip

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    1. Hi Flip I got the ribbon from www.artbeads.com

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Have a wonderful day! ~Kat