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Step 4: Wrapping

Picture of Wrapping

[This is how I wrapped mine, if you come up with another way, please share in the Comments/I Made It Section!]

For each earring, I needed about 25" of string and about 73" for the pendant. For the pendant, I didn't have a problem with the color changing but for the earring, if you are using a variegated thread, make sure the color changes about halfway through if you want a nice design.


The wrapping can kind of get confusing. To try to make it easier, I did a little number chart on this white one for reference.

For this part, you need your printed piece, string, tapestry needle, and glue.

I'm going to give you the number pattern, but the important thing is you hit the 3 first numbers 24, 8, 16 and then just shift to the right one as you go around.

So to start you need to have the end of the of your string in the back and have it hang behind 15. Keeping it in back, bring it up to 24 and wrap it around to the front.

Bring it through the center of the circle so you are at the back again and bring it around the outside to the front of 8.

Bring it through the center of the circle and bring it around to the front of 16.

Bring it through the center of the circle right away (make sure you always bring it through right away so it goes behind the other strings, this will be more apparent as you get more strings going) and bring it around to the front of 1.

This is the point where I glued down the string behind 15. Let it dry before you finish threading the string. You can glue it down behind 15 right away, I just found doing the first round of wrapping helped hold things in place.

The rest of the order is: (glue behind 15, 24, 8, 16, 1) 9, 17, 2, 10, 18, 3, 11, 19, 4, 12, 20, 5, 13, 21, 6, 14, 22, 7, 15, 23, bring through center and to the back of 8

Glue the string down behind 8.

I don't have a chart for the pendant, but it goes in the same way, just different for the numbers because there are more.

Order: start with the string behind 31, this is also where you will glue it, wrap around to the front of 48, 16, 32, 1, 17, 33, 2, 18, 34, 3,19, 35, 4, 20, 36, 5, 21, 37, 6, 22, 38, 7, 23, 39, 8, 24, 40, 9, 25, 41, 10, 26, 42, 11, 27, 43, 12, 28, 44, 13, 29, 45, 14, 30, 46, 15, 31, 47, bring it through the center and to the back of 16 to glue it.