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This tutorial gives a beginner’s lesson on bead weaving earrings and a pendant like sparkling slugs, one at a time or paired in a spiraled love embrace. Slugs in Love are my twisted variations on the common Cellini spiral, combining peyote stitch with herringbone increases. The idea for combining these techniques was originated by June Huber.
Making earrings is fast and easier than it looks. After you master the basics, use the included charts to make larger pieces like the 2 1/4 inch Slugs in Love pendant shown here or take your hand at the more advanced 3 inch Slug Fest pendant, shown in the last photo in the colors of lava. You only need a few pinches of each bead color, making this a good choice to use up your leftover seed beads from other projects. This pattern is suitable for advanced beginning bead weavers, with enough design possibilities to entertain advanced bead weavers. Trust me, once you make a small one, you'll want to make a larger and larger pieces just to watch the spirals form right in your hands. These are really satisfying to assemble, and all with just seed beads from sizes 15° to 6°. No fancy shapes required.
The tutorial is 14 pages, with over 60 full color illustrations and photographs. The tutorial gives highly detailed instructions for every step in the earrings, and then I show you large photos and give charts and commentary to help you build increasingly larger spirals using the same techniques. There are two other files which include more specific instructions that are in response to questions that my readers have had with how to generalize from the earrings to the pendants.
This listing is for the PDF tutorial and two Word files only. Materials are not included. The tutorial includes materials lists but if you are a bead weaver, you probably already have everything you need. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.
After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 4.4 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com. I have received a few questions about how to apply the theory to making the pendants. So I added a short MS Word file that gives some extra explanation on how to make the pendants.
If you like this tutorial, check out https://www.etsystudio.com/listing/215546829/tutorial-snail-shells-twisty-bits-beaded and look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com
If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. If you would like me to make you beaded lace jewelry, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details. There are no refunds on tutorials.
This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2014, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html
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