Valentine's Day is soon here so I thought a heart pendant tutorial would be fitting. I explained the tutorial in as much detail as possible to help anyone who is new to Right Angle Weave.
2D Heart Pendant Tutorial
I have created both a video and written version of the tutorial.
Below is a full written tutorial.
Skill level: For all skill levels
32 bicones, 4mm (A)
10 11/0 seed beads (B)
2 ft of beading thread
1size 10 beading needle
Thread burner or sharp scissors
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2 ft of beading thread. Leaving a 4-inch tail, string 4A.
Step 2: Starting from the tail end, pass through the first 1A strung to turn the beads into a circle.
Step 3: Pass through all the beads strung to reinforce.
Pretend the 4A have created a box with four corners. Exit the top right A of the box.
Step 4: Now we will attach a second box to the first. String 3A and go through the 1A from the side opposite where the thread is exiting.
Step 5: Go through the following 1A along the side of the second box.
Step 6: Continue through the next 1A so that you are now opposite the first box.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 4-6 once more to attach a third box.
To add the final box in this row, string 3A and pass through the A from the side opposite where your working thread is exiting.
Step 8: Now we need to attach two boxes along one side of the first row. Pass through the next 1A to exit the side of the final box added.
Step 9: String 3A and pass through the 1A from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Step 10: Continue through the following 3A of the box just added.
Step 11: Then continue through the side of the 1A of the third box added in the first row. (This is the 1A perpendicular to where you are exiting).
Step 12: To add the second box in the second row, string 2A. Pass through the side of the 1A of the first box added in the second row. (This is the final 1A you exited in Step 10).
Step 13: Weave your thread through the beadwork to exit the top left corner of the very first box you created in Steps 1-3.
Step 14: Repeat Steps 4-7 to add three additional boxes to the top left corner of the box you are exiting. (My photo was flipped so the left-hand side is actually shown on the right here).
Now you need to get into position to add the second row. Weave through the final box added to exit 1A on the inner side of the heart.
Step 15: Repeat Steps 9-12 to add the two boxes in the second row.
Step 16: Now we need to connect the two halves of the heart. Go through the next 3A of the final box just added.
Step 17: Continue through the 1A on the inner side of the second box added in the first row. (This 1A is perpendicular to the one you are exiting).
Step 18: Pass through the 1A on the inner side of the second box in the first row on the opposite side of the heart.
Step 19: Go through the 1A perpendicular to the one you are exiting. (This is the one in the second box of the second row).
Step 20: To complete the connection, pass through the closest 1A of the second box in the second row on the opposite side of the heart. Reinforce the connection between the two halves.
Step 21: Your thread should exit 1A in one top corner of the box we just connected. Go through the perpendicular 1A of the second box of the second row on the same side of the heart. (Your needle should be exiting toward the top of the heart).
Step 22: String 10B and go through the 1A of the second box of the second row on the opposite side of the heart. (Your needle should be exiting toward the bottom of the heart).
Reinforce the seed beads just added.
Step 23: Weave the working and tail threads into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess thread.
Your heart pendant is now complete!
You will find easy-to-follow PDF beading patterns.
Here is the video of the heart pendant tutorial:
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