By Melissa Mortenson

So much folks might agree that stitching whatever that kids will like is, no doubt, a problem. In undertaking youngster, Melissa Mortenson, sewist and mom of 3 young ones, stocks not just her 21 teen-approved designs, but additionally helpful information and methods for stitching for this targeted (a.k.a. choosy) age crew. even if you are making a classy tech hide, a comfortable learn pillow, or a customized cover, your youngster will love those hand-crafted presents up to you like them.

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The addition of spacing white freshwater pearls along the wire adds a geometric rhythm. 9 cm) lightgauge cotter pins 1. Slip one of the end caps 6. Slide the square pearl up 10. Repeat steps 2–8 in twelve 4 x 6 mm aluminum stops onto one end of the wire and secure with a dab of adhesive. 8 cm) from the third crimped bead. Add another crimp bead and crimp very tightly. reverse order to create a symmetrical necklace. four 10 mm white coin pearls 2. To the wire, add the following in this order: crimp bead, coin pearl, crimp bead, round pearl, crimp bead, square pearl, crimp bead, coin pearl, crimp bead.

Sterling silver eye pin, add a 4 mm blue glass bead, followed by an 8 mm aluminum ferrule and two 4 mm green glass beads. Start a wrap loop, waiting to attach before the wrap is completed. 6. Onto nine of the aluminum ten 4 mm green glass beads loops, trimming off any excess wire. 1 cm) sterling silver eye pin one 12-mm sterling silver lobster clasp Dremel or flex-shaft flush-cut wire cutters Jeweler’s Tip Attaching an additional length tof chain to one end of the bracelet allows for adjustability in length.

An electric Dremel or diamondedged reamer is necessary for harder materials. There are a wide variety of Dremels and flex-shafts on the market; many have foot pedals and can be mounted directly to your workbench to allow for more maneuverability. A Hand Reaming: 1. Hold the pearl in one 2. Turn the pearl over and 3. Repeat step 1 until the hand while gently passing the pearl reamer back and forth through one side of the hole of the pearl. Let the reamer do the work; using too much force will break the tip of the reamer.

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