Beaded 3D Grapes Project - May
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May 2011 Beaded 3D Grapes Project.

You can find a variety of Free Arts and Craft Project here, including beading tutorials and other project. This month's project is a 3D beaded grapes, made with Japanese glass seed beads using right angle weave Beading technique. Great as earrings, pendant or simply as a charm.

The pictorials are illustrated with spaces between beads for a clearer direction, in the actual beading, there should be no spaces.

Beaded 3D Grapes :

What you need:

1)   Glass seed beads size 11/0 (green or purple for grapes) some darker green for leaves.
2)   Beading string (0.25mm)
3)   Jump rings, clamp beads and 9 to 10 loop chain for each cluster of grapes.
4}   Round tip or slander tip Pliers.

Always Remember to pull tight on EVERY STEP.

Beaded Grapes Tutorial Beaded Grapes Pattern
Download this tutorial pattern in PDF
Step 1: Cut a piece string around 10 inches long.
  • Add five seed beads at the exact centre of the string, crisscross the other end through the last bead added.
    Make sure this beaded ring is centralized at the centre of the string.
Beaded Grapes Step 1
Step 2:
  • Continue to:

    Add four beads on the left (black) string and crisscross the other (red) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through one old bead from step 1 marked A.
Beaded Grapes step 2
Step 3:
  • Continue to:

    Add three beads on the top (red) string and crisscross the other (black) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through one old bead from step 1 marked A.
Beaded Grape step 3
Step 4:
  • Continue to:

    Add three beads on the right (black) string and crisscross the other (red) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through one old bead from step 1 marked A.
Beaded Grapes step 4
Step 5:
  • Continue to:

    Add three beads on the bottom (red) string and crisscross the other (black) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through two old beads from step 1 and 2 (marked A and B).
Beaded grapes step 5

Step 6:
  • Continue to:

    Add two beads on the bottom (black) string and crisscross the other (red) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through one old bead from step 2 marked A.
Beaded grape step 6
Step 7:
  • Continue to:

    Add three beads on the left (red) string and crisscross the other (black) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through two old beads from step 2 and 3 (marked A and B).
Beaded grapes step 7
Step 8:
  • Continue to:

    Add two beads on the top (black) string and crisscross the other (red) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through two old beads from step 3 and 4 (marked A and B).
Beaded Grapes step 8
Step 9:
  • Continue to:

    Add two beads on the top (red) string and crisscross the other (black) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the red string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through two old beads from step 4 and 5 (marked A and B).
Beaded Grapes step 9
Step 10:
  • Continue to:

    Add two beads on the right (black) string and crisscross the other (red) string through the last bead added.
    Continue to pass the black string (the one you just used to add new beads on) down through three old beads from step 5, 6 and 7 (marked A, B and C).
Beaded grapes step 10
Step 11:
  • Continue to:

    Add one jump ring and one bead on the bottom (red) string, crisscross the other (black) string through both the new bead and the jump ring.
    Continue to pass the black string through four old beads marked A, B, C and D.
    Tie off and pass the excess back through the beaded bead ball for a more secure piece.
  • Now you can make many beaded grape balls like this (by repeating step 1 to 11) for your grape cluster, mine has 8 to 9 beaded grape balls for each grape cluster, you can always make more and have a fuller grape cluster.
Beaded grapes step 11
Step 12:
  • Leaves:

    Cut a new piece of string around 7 inches long.
    Add four green beads at the exact center of the string, crisscross the other string through the last added bead, forming a bead circle as shown. Make sure the beaded circle is push to the center of the string.
Beaded grapes step 12
Step 13:
  • Continue to:

    Add one green bead on each side of the string (total of two), add two more new green beads to crisscross both strings through.
Beaded grapes step 13
Step 14:
  • Continue to:

    Take the left red string: add three new green beads and pass the same string back up through where the red string first exited in this step.
    Take the right black string: add two new green beads and pass the same string back up through two beads (one from the last bead you just added on the red string and the other one old bead from step 13 where the black string first exited in this step).
Beaded grapes step 14
Step 15:
  • Continue to:

    Take the left red string: add four new green beads and pass the same string back through one old bead from step 14 (marked A).

    Take the right black string: add four new green beads and pass the same string back through one old bead from step 14 (marked A).
Beaded grapes step 15
Step 16:
  • Continue to:

    Add two green beads and one crimp bead on both side of the string together.
    Pass both strings through the top ring of the chain, loop through and pass both strings back up the crimp bead and the two green beads.
    Use a round tip or slim tip pliers to crimp close the crimp bead.
  • I made two leaves for each grape cluster, but it's fine if you just want one leaf.
    If you want one more leaf, repeat step 12 to 16.
beaded grapes step 16
Step 17:
  • Putting them together:

    On the top ring of the chain (where you would already have the leaves attached) add a mobile phone hook or any clasp.

    On each loop of the chain, add on at least one beaded grape balls you made by using two round or flat tip pliers to open the jump rings that's attached to each ball, hook it into the loop and close.
  • You are done!
Beaded Grapes Step 17

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