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Hearts of Lily

A beadweaving design by Julie Bell of


MoonBell Creations.
Please contact me before you reproduce
this pattern for something other than for
personal or charitable purposes.
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Materials
Approx. 3 feet of fine gauge wire
26 oval/tube/bugle beads (whatever bead you're featuring
in the design) *per heart*
52-54 seed beads (or equivalent smaller bead)
Step 1: From left to right, string 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1A, 1 B onto wire. The first seed bead is colored red in each image.
Step 2: Pass the left end of the wire through the last B you placed on the wire so that the wires cross through this bead,
keeping the beads centered on the piece of wire. Pull taut.
The end of the wire toward the center of the flower will be referred to as wire end Y. The end of the wire that is on the outer
edge of the flower will be referred to as wire end Z. This is for simplicity's sake, so you're not trying to figure out which one was
originally the left or right end of the wire, you can just look at the shape of the flower and know which is currently Y or Z
(because since you cross wires, the left and right ends switch each time).
Step 3: String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. The newly added beads are colored gray in each
image from here forward.
Step 4: Pass wire end Y through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 & 4 three (3) more times. You will work the flower counter-clockwise. Your piece should like this image
at the end of the last repeat.
Step 6: String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z
Step 7: Pass wire end Y through B bead #1, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#12) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires
through the B bead. Pull taut.
Step 8: String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. String 1 A, 1B, 1 A on wire end Y.
Step 9: Pass wire end Y through B bead #13, crossing wires through this bead. Pull taut.
Step 10: (This is a repeat of steps 3 & 4) String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z. Pass wire end Y
through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead four (4) more times, this time working around the flower
clockwise. This image is how your piece will look at the end of this step.
Step 11: String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z
Step 12: Pass wire end Y through B bead #14, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#23) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires
through the B bead. Pull taut.
Step 13: Repeat of Steps 3 & 4, working counter-clockwise. String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B, 1 A, 1 B on wire end
Z. Pass wire end Y through the last B added, crossing wires through the last B bead.
Step 14: String 1 A on wire end Y. String 1 A, 1 B on wire end Z
Step 15: Pass wire end Y through B bead #10, string 1 A, then pass through last B (#26) added onto wire end Z, crossing wires
through the B bead. Pull taut.
Step 16: String 3 A onto wire end Z
Step 17: Pass wire end Z through the other 3 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead
holes will allow (without breaking them). To end off, wrap wire somewhere around this circle, trying your best to hide it, ending
on back side. Cut wire and use pliers to push the pointy end away from where it would contact any skin.
Step 18: String 4 A onto wire end Y
Step 19: Pass wire end Y through the other 2 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead
holes will allow (without breaking them), ending the pass-through in the last seed bead added (shown in gray).
Step 20: Pass wire end Y through B bead #24. String 3 A on wire end Y
Step 21: Pass wire end Y through the other 3 seed beads as shown (in blue), pull taut. Make as many passes as the bead
holes will allow (without breaking them). To end off, wrap wire somewhere around this circle, trying your best to hide it, ending
on back side. Cut wire and use pliers to push the pointy end away from where it would contact any skin.
You're done! Use a jumpring, bail, or get inventive as to how you're going to attach the hearts to your jewelry pieces. Also, if
you want to make a 2nd heart, and use beads in between the layers around the perimeter, you can weave the two hearts
together and make a 3-D pendant!
Alternately, have made a loop to easily put a jumpring or bail on by completing the seed bead circle in the same manner as
the other circles, just weave the wire up there, add 2 seed beads and complete it to make another 6 seed bead circle.