February 2016

How To make A Beaded Egg Pattern

How To make A Beaded Egg Pattern

For this pattern I have used polystyrene eggs as you can use pins to pull your beading down over the egg as you go. This helps to create a nice tight net of beads and it will make life much easier if you are relatively new to beading.  However you could use a wooden egg or a real egg that has been blown – it is entirely up to you.

Please bear in mind that you may need to adjust these instructions slightly to get the best fit for your egg as the pattern is dependent on both the size of egg you use and the size of the beads.

In the photo above you can see 3 beaded eggs. The main instructions I am giving here are for the lilac egg. This is covered with a combination of beaded netting and square stitch. The green egg was my prototype and is very similar to the lilac one except that the square stitch has been used on every other block of pattern.

The yellow egg follows the same principle except that the square stitch has been omitted entirely. These beaded eggs illustrate the different effects you can get from varying the same basic pattern and I encourage you to have a go at your own version.

Lilac beaded egg


1 polystyrene egg (or egg of your choice)- I have painted mine first using ordinary household acrylic paint from a match pot (like you get in the DIY shop)approx. 10g size 11/0 seed beads in colour

A) Approx. 10g size 11/0 seed beads in colour

B) approx. 10g size 8/0 seed beads in colour

C)suitable thread such as Nymo beading needle pins (if you want to pin your beading over the egg as you go)

Step 1 Top of the …

15 Simple Steps To Repair Broken Pearl Jewellery

15 Simple Steps To Repair Broken Pearl Jewellery

The sensitive nature of the pearl necklace causes it to be susceptible in order to breaking whilst wearing this. If your own pearl pendant breaks, consider fixing it yourself before you decide to take it to some jeweler except for emergency repairs.

Whether you have to replace the broken clasp or restring the actual pearls, you should be able to repair this yourself if you know the basics.


1. Substitute Broken Clasp: Cut the actual knot from the thread between your broken clasp and also the closest gem. Discard the broken clasp.

2. Take away the pearl closest the clasp. Check to ensure the string is looks balanced after getting rid of the gem. Cut the actual thread, if necessary.

3. Tie a typical double knot securely using the thread in which the new clasp is going to be attached. Fray the end of the  thread on the exterior of the actual knot.

4. Place a dab of super glue about the tip of the frayed line. Put the actual crimp bead connector within the super glue as well as squeeze this tight while using pliers. Hold in position for thirty seconds, then put aside to dry for just one hour.

5. Open the actual diamond ring wide enough in order that it can fit within the connector, after that attach this.

6. Attach the actual clasp towards the jump diamond ring. Grasp the actual jump ring using the pliers as well as gently however firmly press the diamond ring together till it shuts completely.

Restring Pearls

7. Take away the clasp as well as pearls in the broken chain. Set the pearls aside within the same order these were removed.

8. Cut a bit of thread inside a color because close as you possibly can to that from …

The Different Kinds of Gemstones

The Different Kinds of Gemstones

Designing or buying jewelry could be both thrilling and educational. With a multitude of styles, colours and characteristics available, adding coloured stones for your jewelry items is a terrific way to add immediate style. You should consider the actual wearer’s individual color choices before purchasing a jewellery stone.

To make it much more interesting, most of the stones are recognized to bring particular qualities towards the wearer.

Sapphire· While the primary color from the sapphire is actually blue, they perform come in a number of colors such as yellow, red and lemon. The azure sapphire, nevertheless, is probably the most requested. Blue sapphires happen to be known to vary from a really dark as well as deep blue to some light, airy azure. This gemstone is famous for it’s hardness as well as durability, that makes it extremely simple to care with regard to. Sapphire is among the most well-liked jewelry gemstones, particularly among engagement bands. For several years, sapphires happen to be said in order to symbolize devotion and believe in.

Ruby· Ruby is easily distinguished through its bright red colorization and gleaming luster. The colour of the ruby will vary from bright red to some purplish-red to some dark reddish-brown. Their outstanding hardness can make them really simple to take care of, although they may be damaged along with rough dealing with. The ruby is usually associated along with love, enthusiasm and energy. It can also be the birthstone associated with July.

Aquamarine· Aquamarine had been named following the Latin expression “water from the sea, ” because of its light blue-green colour. It is really a somewhat typical and inexpensive gem, even though it is occasionally mistaken with regard to light azure topaz, that is less useful. Aquamarine gemstones in many cases are completely perfect, and they’re a …