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Coral Reef

Posted by gail on 1/1/2016

Coral Reef


coralfringe1.jpg


coralfringe.jpg


Supplies:
9 Coral Branches
2-3 Tubes 8/0-528 Seed Bead
1 Tube Delica #62
1 tube 15/0-1
Spring Clasp or Clasp of Choice
Set - Up (Soft Flex Wire, Wire protectors Crimps, Crimp Covers, 6 lb. Fireline)

Note: This is a great base for adding more shells or sea charms.


This is a two part project.
First string and crimp the base the necklace on soft flex beading wire.
Second fringe withe fire line between the coral.

Sting on wire:
20 - 8/0-528 Seed Bead, 1 Delica #62, repeat 3 more times.
Add 1- 8/0-528 Seed Bead
Add 1 -Coral Branch, 1-8/0 Seed Bead, 1 Delica #62, 1 8/0-528 Seed Bead,
repeat 8 more times
Add 1 8/0-528 Seed Bead,
Add 1 Delica #62, 20 8/0-528 Seed Beads, repeat 3 more times.

This makes a 10" necklace including the clasp.

If you want it long just add more seed beads and delicas>


Add crimps, wire protector, & clasp. Crimp in place.
Note; Leave this slightly loose, you will be fringing through the beads.
Add Crimp covers.

Next step Fringing, and this is done with fire line:

Leaving a 6" tail pass through 4 or 5 seats beads before the coral brand.

Note: I put a bead stopper to prevent the thread from moving.

There are two coral fringes between each coral.

Each coral fringe has

3 - 8/0 - 528 White

1 - Delica # 62

3 - 8/0 - 528 White

1 - Delica #62

3 - 8/0-529 White

1- Delica #62

4 - 8/0- 528 White

Make a picot using 1 Delica #62, 1 15/0-1, 1 Delica # 62

Pass up through the 8/0-528 until you reach a Delica #62.

At each Delcia #62 on the main fringe

Add 3 - 8/0-528 White and a picot of 1-Delica #62, 1-15/0, 1-Delica#62.

Pass your need skipping the last three beads going up the 3-8/0(white)

This will form your picot.

Note: the colored Delica is a great way to know when to fringe out

and it adds a little delicate color to the design.



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