Swans from beads with their own hands in the master class (photo)

Swans from beads with their own hands in the master class (photo)


The swan is one of the most beautiful birds on earth. It is associated with many legends and one of Andersen's most popular fairy tales "The Ugly Duckling". And how many funny and touching videos are shot about this bird. Those who are addicted to beadwork can make it themselves. And not only one. Swans from beads can take a worthy place in a personal collection, or they can be presented on the anniversary of the wedding as a symbol of love and loyalty. It remains only to master the master class on their weaving.

Materials and tools

In order to weave a figure, we need the following:

  • 100 grams of Czech beads of white color;
  • 30 grams of transparent beads from Taiwan (you can take a Czech);
  • 2 pieces of black beads for the eye (slightly larger in size);
  • 30 pieces of red beads for the beak;
  • Wire thickness 5-6 mm;
  • Nylon threads;
  • A needle for beadwork.

Here I would like to note that the swans of beadsCan be not only white, but also black. In the latter case, weaving will be done with a matte and glossy beads, and the eyes can be made blue or white. Otherwise, the work will be done exactly the same.

Master-class on weaving of a swan from beads

Beading of this swan is performed withUsing several techniques. Namely, the base of the figure is a three-dimensional tourniquet, to which feathers and wings are attached using parallel weaving techniques. Therefore, the master class is not suitable for beginner needlewomen. After all, there is not even a diagram attached to it, taking into account the fact that the foreman already knows the basics.
So, in the first place, you need to weave a tourniquet fromWhite beads. The classical scheme of its weaving is used. To do this, on the thread, type 5 beads and roll them into a ring. Next, you need to add in each row 2 beads to get a thickening for the head. In total, thus, weave 9-10 rows. Only in the 5th row should add 2 black beads (these are the eyes) so that they are located on the sides of the future head.

Next, continue weaving the harness on 5 beads. To do this, first reduce to the desired size. Then weave, as before. The total length of the harness should be 20 cm. To avoid having to loose excess, you can periodically apply it to the ruler. Or make a dimensional scale on a piece of cloth, from which the beads are recruited for work. As you move extra threads to clean inside and sing hot match. In the end, just tie a knot, until the ends are cut off. On this workpiece-tourniquet is ready.

To the swan of beads was like the present,You still need to make a red beak. To this end, on the side of the head, loosen 2-3 rows and tie the thread. Then on it type red beads and perform 7-8 rows, making a gradual decrease in the row. To give it a shape, you need to thread the beak well with a thread and squeeze as much as possible. This is still done so that wire frame does not pass through it.

To keep the figure well in shape, insideTo enclose a wire. Leaving 9 cm around the neck, put the remaining end into a loop and fasten it. Then give the swan shape as in the photo. Raise your neck and bend your head slightly down. The loop is to be laid flat. Next, you need to fill in the emptiness, so that there is something to fix feathers.

This is done as follows. Between the two inner beads thread the thread with them and fasten. The execution resembles the technique of parallel weaving. In this case, do not forget to add and reduce the number of beads in each row. Unfortunately, the exact number will not be able to tell any scheme, because the beads can be different in size. Every time you need to try on.

Now it only remains to make the swan feathers out ofTransparent beads. You need to start from the base of the neck. In the first row of feathers, you need to fix an arc of 3 pieces to each bead. In the next already make them out of four and so on, until the plumage on the third trunk appears. The remaining part should be filled in through one bead, in each arc there will be 21 beads.

This is not the end of the beadwork of the swan. It is necessary to fill empty sides. Similarly, make arcs from the neck to the tip of the tail. They are already made of white beads. It will already work very uncomfortably and hard, but still it must be done. Only in this way will a really easy and beautiful swan turn out. Once the sides are filled, the work is finished.

Scheme for weaving a swan from beads

Obviously, this is not the only master class,Telling how you can weave a swan out of beads. Of course, you can still make it in the technique of volumetric parallel weaving. Below is attached a detailed scheme for weaving a hare with chicks.

And a swan can be a source of inspirationTo create exquisite jewelry and accessories. Also they are used for embroidering beads of pillows, paintings, napkins and clothes. There is a lot of video where needleworkers share such ideas.

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