Beadwork with your hands: a butterfly
Beadwork has been known to mankind for a long time - for many centuries women skillfully wove all sorts of jewelry for hair and clothes, and also made various crafts from beads. Over time, this type of art has not lost its popularity. Teenage girls weave bracelets for themselves, older girls decorate their hair with beaded weave rubber bands and make brooches. Such crafts will look great in the interior - for example, if beautiful beads will sit on your curtains.
Butterfly from beads master class
This cute insect will bring the atmosphere of sunny summer into your room, giving you a wonderful mood day after day. And if you are already interested in the question of how to make a butterfly out of beads, then the schemes proposed below will clearly explain everything.
In order to get a butterfly bead, you need to prepare:
- 15 pcs. large flattened yellow beads (for the body);
- pink and blue seed beads № 11;
- 2 pcs.black beads №11;
- wire 0.2 mm in diameter.
The body of the butterfly is woven using the technique of parallel weaving. To do this, we take 70 cm of wire, in the middle we place one bead.
This will be the first row. The next row is another yellow bead, through which in the opposite direction you need to pass the wire and tighten it.
This scheme can withstand 10 rows. At the same time, on 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9 rows we string two beads each, and on 5, 8 and 10 - one by one.
On the remaining ends of the wire in turn, we string one black bead on each antenna, we twist the wire tightly.
The remaining wire ends of the antennae are successively passing through the body in the opposite direction, so that they come out of the 4 rows from the end. On them we will strung wings.
On each side, you need to stitch on 9 blue beads, then twist the wire into a small loop and secure with 1-2 turns.
In the same way, we first string 16 pink beads on each side, make a loop, fasten it. Then - 30 pink beads, again make a loop and fasten.
Nota bene: The size of the beads may differ from each other, depending on this, the number of beads needed to create the jewelry may vary. It is worth determining by eye that the product looks the same and harmoniously.
The ends of the wire neatly weave and cut.
After the torso of our insect is ready, it should be put aside to do the weaving of large wings.
To do this, you need 60 cm of wire and 22 pink beads that need to be placed in the center of the wire.
The second row will be less - 18 beads.
Now you need to dial 19 pink beads on the left end of the wire and four on the right.
Now the right end of the wire must be passed through 18 and 19 beads, which we previously dialed from the left side.
We fix the wire.
Now on the left end of the wire you need to dial 18 pink beads and 5 - on the right.
The right end of the wire passes through 17 beads, which were collected on the left piece.
Again, the wire must be secured.
Now add the blue beads. On the left end of the wire we string 1 pink and 15 blue beads, while on the right there will be only 3 pink beads.
Pay attention: there is a different amount of beads in the diagram, because the blue ones are larger in size than the pink ones, and they themselves are quite different among themselves.
The right end of the wire with pink beads is passed through a series of blue beads and fastened to the wire.
Now 14 blue beads are strung on the left end of the wire, and 5 blue on the right.
The right end of the wire is passed through the left row of beads.
We continue to form the winglet. Now we plant another 15 blue beads on the right end of the wire, then pass it through the leftmost bead of the previous row, then through the pink beads located between the rows (3 pcs.), And then through the most extreme pink bead of the very first row.
The wire needs to be tightened.
Now, on the tip of the wire remaining at the top, we collect 5 blue beads.
It should be passed through the lower end of the wire.
Then you need to dial three blue beads again on the upper end of the wire, turn the wing over and fasten it to the body of the butterfly.
To do this, let the free ends of the wire through 6 and 7 from the bottom of the torso.
Tighten the wire. One half butterfly of beads is ready.
According to the same scheme, a second large wing is woven, just as precisely attached to the body of the butterfly. Twirl the antennae stronger - and the butterfly of beads is ready with your own hands!
As you have seen, there is no big difficulty in how to weave a bead butterfly. A little time and practice - and you can create your own masterpieces. You can also use the video:
The main thing is to start!