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Dragonfly Earrings

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Below are the instructions for the Dragonfly Earring Kits offered at Anita’s Beads. To complete your kit you will need a “Big Eye” needle, a pair of sharp scissors, and “Hypo-Cement” glue.

The kit includes two pieces of 6# Fireline, Czech dagger beads, Czech 4mm machine cut round beads, size 11/0 seed beads, 4mm soldered jump rings, and earwires.

You will string using a single strand of Fireline. The earring is reinforced by going around the path multiple times. Begin by picking up an 11/0 seed bead, one faceted round (the head), another 11/0 seed bead, two dagger beads, another 11/0 seed bead, four faceted rounds (the tail), and another 11/0 seed bead as shown below.

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Pull your thread through, leaving a 9-inch tail (single strand) of fire line at the head. You will need this piece later.

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Skipping the seed bead, pass your needle up through the four tail beads. Now add one 11/0 seed bead, two dagger beads, and another 11/0 seed bead. Now pass your needle through the head and the first 11/0 seed bead.

Pick up the soldered jump ring and repeat the path a second time to reinforce the earring. After you go through the jump ring a second time, continue down through the 11/0 seed bead above the head, the head, the left seed bead below the head, the two left wings and the seed bead below the left wings.

Now remove your needle from the main thread and thread the tail onto the needle. Pass the needle through the jump ring, the seed bead above the head, the head, the seed bead to the right, the two right wings, and the seed bead below the two right wings. Remove the needle.

Tighten the threads and tie a double knot. Pass the two ends of the thread down through the top three tail beads and trim with sharp scissors. Lay the dragonfly flat on a piece of scrap paper and glue the knot. Place a drop or two of glue where the four wings come together to keep them from flopping.

After the glue dries, open the loop on an earring hook, slip on the soldered jump ring of your dragonfly, and close the loop. Repeat for second earring.

 

 

End Caps for Kumihimo

Here is Anita’s selection of end caps for kumihimo braids. Caps marked “glue-on” are attached to finished braids with Zap-Gel adhesive and have closed ends with a ring to attach findings with a jump ring. Caps marked “wire on” have a hole in the end to pass wire through. An alternative to using caps is to braid a self-loop to attach to a button.

Silver Plate End Caps

  • 3mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.50 pk./4
  • 4mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.75 pk./4
  • 6mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.25 pk./2
  • 8mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.95 pk./2
  • Small Tulip 11x9mm – Antiqued (Wire-on) $2.50 each
  • Large Tulip 20x17mm – Antiqued (Wire-on) $4.95 each
  • Victorian 14x10mm – Antiqued (Wire-on) $2.75 each
  • Victorian 12x14mm – Antiqued (Wire-on) $2.95 each
  • 6mm Cupola – Rhodium Finish (Wire-on) $4.50 pk./2
  • 8mm Cupola – Rhodium Finish (Wire-on) $6.50 pk./2
  • 6mm Cupola – Antiqued (Wire-on) $3.95 pk./2
  • 8mm Cupola – Antiqued (Wire-on) $6.50 pk./2

Gold Plate End Caps

  • 3mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.50 pk./4
  • 4mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.75 pk./4
  • 6mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.25 pk./2
  • 8mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.95 pk./2
  • Small Tulip 11x9mm (Wire-on) $2.50 each
  • Large Tulip 20x17mm (Wire-on) *OS
  • 6mm Cupola (Wire-on) $5.25 pk./2
  • 8mm Cupola (Wire-on) $6.95 pk./2

Antique Brass End Caps

  • 4mm Barrel (Glue-on) *OS
  • 6mm Bullet (Glue-on) $2.75 pk./2
  • 10mm Plain Cap (Wire-on) $1.95 pk./4
  • Small Tulip 11x9mm (Wire-on) $2.50 each
  • Large Tulip 20x17mm (Wire-on) $4.95 each
  • Victorian 14x10mm (Wire-on) $2.75 each
  • Victorian 12x14mm (Wire-on) $2.95 each
  • Filigree 14x10mm – (Wire-on) $3.00 each
  • 6mm Cupola (Wire-on) $4.50 pk./2
  • 8mm Cupola (Wire-on) $5.95 pk./2
  • 10mm Cupola (Wire-on) $6.75 pk./2

Gunmetal End Caps

  • 6mm Bullet (Glue-on) $2.25 pk./2

Copper Plate End Caps

  • 3mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.50 pk./4
  • 4mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.75 pk./4
  • 6mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.25 pk./2
  • 8mm Barrel (Glue-on) $1.95 pk./2
  • 4mm Barrel – Antiqued (Glue-on) $1.75 pk./6
  • 10mm Plain Cap – Antiqued (Wire-on) $1.95 pk./4
  • 6mm Cupola – Antiqued (Wire-on) $3.95 pk./2

 

To order, contact Anita by phone 603-522-6529 or email anitaNH@roadrunner.com  Items marked *OS are temporarily out of stock.

Here are links to additional items related to Kumihimo: Kumihimo Necklace KitsKumihimo Bracelet KitsS-Lon Cord

Daily Bracelet No. 24

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Daily Bracelet No. 24 features Czech glass beads and Japanese seed beads on Silver Plate.

Finished Bracelet – $45.00     Bead Kit – $9.95

Metal components for this project must be purchased separately. Combine your Bead Kit with one of Anita’s Daily Bracelet Metal Kits to make a complete bracelet.

To order, contact Anita by phone 603-522-6529 or email anitaNH@roadrunner.com

Daily Bracelet No. 27

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Daily Bracelet No. 27 features Czech glass beads and Japanese seed beads on Antique Brass.

Finished Bracelet – $45.00     Bead Kit – $10.95

Metal components for this project must be purchased separately. Combine your Bead Kit with one of Anita’s Daily Bracelet Metal Kits to make a complete bracelet.

To order, contact Anita by phone 603-522-6529 or email anitaNH@roadrunner.com

Crystal Beads for Birthdays

Our machine-cut crystal beads are manufactured in the Czech Republic by Preciosa. Over 30 colors are generally in stock. The twelve on this page are arranged by birth month and zodiac sign. Assort to custom design mother’s or grandmother’s bracelets.

January / Capricorn (22 Dec. – 20 Jan.)

  • Siam 4mm Round  $0.25 each
  • Siam 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Siam 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Siam 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

February / Aquarius (21 Jan. – 19 Feb.)

  • Tanzanite 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Tanzanite 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Tanzanite 6mm Round $0.35
  • Tanzanite  6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

March / Pisces (20 Feb. – 20 March)

  • Aqua Bohemica 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Aqua Bohemica 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Aqua Bohemica 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Aqua Bohemica 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

April / Aries (21 March – 20 April)

  • Crystal 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Crystal 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Crystal 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Crystal 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

May / Taurus (21 April – 20 May)

  • Emerald 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Emerald 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Emerald 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Emerald 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

June / Gemini (21 May – 21 June)

  • Violet 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Violet 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Violet 6mm Round $0.25 each
  • Violet 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

July / Cancer (22 June – 22 July)

  • Light Siam 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Light Siam 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Light Siam 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Light Siam 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

August / Leo (23 July – 23 Aug.)

  • Peridot 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Peridot 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Peridot 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Peridot 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

September / Virgo (24 Aug. – 23 Sept.)

  • Sapphire 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Sapphire 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Sapphire 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Sapphire 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

October / Libra (24 Sept. – 23 Oct.)

  • Light Rose 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Light Rose 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Light Rose 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Light Rose 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

November / Scorpio (24 Oct. – 22 Nov.)

  • Topaz 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Topaz 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Topaz 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Topaz 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

December / Sagittarius (23 Nov. – 21 Dec.)

  • Capri Blue 4mm Round $0.25 each
  • Capri Blue 4mm Round $11.95 pk./72
  • Capri Blue 6mm Round $0.35 each
  • Capri Blue 6mm Round $17.50 pk./72

 

To order, contact Anita by phone 603-522-6529 or email anitaNH@roadrunner.com  Items marked *OS are temporarily out of stock.

Here are links to additional items related to Tube Bracelets:  Tube Bracelet Instructions – Tube Bracelet Supplies

Tube Bracelet Supplies

Need Supplies to make Tube Bracelets? Here’s a list of items available at Anita’s Beads. Crystal Beads for Birthdays are listed separately.

Bead Stringing Wire

  • Beadalon 7-strand .015 wire – $3.95 / 30 feet
  • Beadalon 7-strand .015 Wire – $9.50 / 100 feet
  • Beadalon 7-strand .015 wire – $18.95 / 300 feet
  • Beadalon 7-strand .015 wire – $46.50 / 1000 feet *OS

Wire Guards

  • SP Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • SP Wire Guard – $5.75 pk./144
  • SP Large Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • SP Large Wire Guard – $11.75 pk./144
  • GM Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • GM Wire Guard – $4.95  pk./144
  • GM Large Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • GM Large Wire Guard – $11.75 pk./144
  • GP Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • GP Wire Guard – $7.50  pk./144
  • GP Large Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • GP Large Wire Guard – 12.95 pk./144 *OS
  • AB Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • AB Wire Guard – $6.95  pk./100
  • AB Large Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • AB Large Wire Guard – $12.95 pk./144
  • CP Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • CP Wire Guard – $4.95  pk./144
  • CP Large Wire Guard – $1.95 pk./12
  • CP Large Wire Guard $11.75 pk./144

Curved Metal Tubes

  • SP 2x38mm Tube – $3.95 pk./24
  • SP 2x38mm Tube – $17.50 pk./144
  • GM 2x38mm Tube – $3.95 pk./24
  • GM 2x38mm Tube – $14.50 pk./144
  • GP 2x38mm Tube – $5.95 pk./24
  • GP 2x38mm Tube – $29.50  pk./144
  • AB 2x38mm Tube – $5.95 pk./24
  • AB 2x38mm Tube – $29.50 pk./144
  • CP 2x38mm Tube – $3.95 pk.24
  • CP 2x38mm Tube – $14.50 pk./144

Crimp Beads (All tube style except AB)

  • SP 2x2mm Crimp – $1.75 pk./100
  • GM 2x2mm Crimp – $1.75 pk./100
  • GP 2x2mm Crimp – $1.75 pk./100
  • AB 2x2mm Crimp Bead – $4.75 pk./100
  • CP 2x2mm Crimp – $1.75 pk./100

Magnetic Clasps

  • SP Magnet – $3.95 pk./4
  • SP Magnet – $31.95 pk./36
  • GM Magnet – $3.95 pk./4
  • GM Magnet – $31.95  pk./36
  • GP Magnet – $3.95 pk./4
  • GP Magnet – $34.95 pk./36
  • AB Magnet – $3.95 pk./4
  • AB Magnet – $34.95  pk./36
  • CP Magnet – $3.95 pk./4
  • CP Magnet – $31.95 pk./36*OS

Round Metal Beads (Use either 3mm or 4mm)

  • SP 3mm Round – $3.50 pk./144
  • SP 4mm Round – $3.50 pk./50
  • GM 3mm Round – $3.50 pk./144
  • GM 4mm Round – $3.50 pk./50
  • GP 3mm Round – $3.50 pk./144 *OS
  • GP 4mm Round – $3.50 pk./50
  • AB 3mm Round – $3.50 pk./144*OS
  • AB 4mm Round – $4.95 pk./72
  • CP 3mm Round – $3.50 pk./144
  • CP 4mm Round – $3.50 pk./50 *OS

Rondelle Metal Beads (Use either Smooth or Corrugated)

  • SP 3x2mm Rondelle Smooth – $3.95 pk./100 *OS
  • SP 3x2mm Rondelle Corrugated – $3.95 pk./100
  • GM 3x2mm Rondelle Smooth – $3.95 pk./100
  • GM 3x2mm Rondelle Corrugated – $3.50 pk./100 *OS
  • GP 3x2mm Rondelle Smooth – $4.50 pk.100  *OS
  • GP 3x2mm Rondelle Corrugated – $4.50 pk./100 *OS
  • AB 3x2mm Rondelle Smooth – $4.50 pk./100
  • AB 3x2mm Rondelle Corrugated – *DISCONTINUED
  • CP 3x2mm Rondelle Smooth – $4.50 pk./100 *OS
  • CP 3x2mm Rondelle Corrugated – *DISCONTINUED

Flat Heishi Metal Disc Spacers

  • SP 4mm Heishi Disc – $3.95 pk./24
  • GM 4mm Heishi Disc – $3.95 pk./24
  • GP 4mm Heishi Disc – $3.95 pk./24 *OS
  • AB 4mm Heishi Disc – $3.95 pk./24
  • CP 4mm Heishi Disc – $3.95 pk./24

To order, contact Anita by phone 603-522-6529 or email anitaNH@roadrunner.com  Items marked *OS are temporarily out of stock.

Here are links to additional items related to Tube Bracelets:  Tube Bracelet Instructions – Crystal Beads for Birthdays