Hi, dear craftsmen – self- made! I am with you again to please you with a new master class of a beautiful transformer pendant, which can also be used as a key fob or a pendant for a handbag! This red tail will look great on a shirt, fits perfectly into any style and just a nice thing that you want to touch in your hands, play!
Materials that we need to create a tail:
Fittings (caps, pins)
Bead needle is very thin (15)
Pliers (thin-nose pliers, uki)
For this, I took nylon threads, as they are very durable and will not break with time (as I usually cut hands when I try to tear them). String on a string cm 30 red beads. The color of the thread may differ slightly from the color of the beads, since the thread will not be visible at all.
Next, knit flagellum of 5 or 6 beads. My harness is about 6-7 cm. To make the tail shorter or longer, you need to knit the harness shorter \ longer, respectively.
Thread the end of the bound bundle through the bundle itself, tie a knot at the end and you can light it with a match/cigarette lighter (the thread melts well and will hold securely).
Pay attention: Many can make the basis with other techniques (mosaic, Ndebele), but it is this basis that the threads are not visible, the tail is very neat and tidy.
2. We start to do the tail itself (its fur).
Here it is necessary to have patience since there is a lot of work here, it is monotonous and monotonous.
The needle that we need now should be very thin since we will pass several times into one bead. The threads that we need for the fur should be very thin and very durable. I used Titan threads in two additions, they are quite strong and very thin. Nevertheless, the tail eventually turned out to be of high quality, as it was given to a three-year-old son for quality control. The test successfully passed.
So, we take a thread of Titan in two additions, the longer, the better (but note that it’s also inconvenient to work with a very long one, you need to apply it). We start at the bottom. We pass the needle into one bead from bottom to top, we bring it into the next from top to bottom. We have not yet tied the end of the thread and have not fastened it.
We string on the thread 23-25 beads of white color (if you want the fur to be longer, collect more beads). We withdraw the needle back through the beads, first skipping one, so that the thread does not come back. Tightening white beads to the base of the tail. Pay attention that you shouldn’t tighten too much, because the fur will then stand, and not fall, like real fur.
We remove the needle from the red bead of the base, then we pass the needle with the thread down the adjacent bead of the base of the tail (where the end of the thread we make the fur is). Tie a knot and string 23-25 beads of white color again (to make the tail end white). We make all the same movements with a needle as in the previous case, we continue to move in the direction of the harness.
When a couple of rows of the base of the tail are woven with white beads, you can draw two or three beads with less red beads and two or one white, just pull the needle back and continue to the end of the tail.
How to start a new thread?
As soon as I saw that the thread would end soon, I would take the needle to another row (below where I was whip) and thread it into wool (one or two beads), tied a knot and again, towards the end of the hair, would withdraw the needle, again she tied a knot and hid the end there, in wool, cut the thread very close to the beads so that the thread was not visible.
A new thread with a needle is passed through one bead from the end of our weaving, output to the next bead, in which we make wool, collect the required number of beads, withdraw the needle and go to the next bead, where the end of the new thread is, tie a strong knot and continue to weave wool. This end is hidden in the hair of another row.
And so that it was convenient to take the needle out of the base, I bent the end of the needle with round pliers, it turned out to be a crochet hook and went out of the base bead perfectly and did not pass into the beads above!
3. Next, when you come to the end of the tail base, make the tip blank. for this, take a pin (I take a long one, since the excess end can always be cut off). I thread it through the end of the tail (approximately in the second or third row), bending it with ukiki as follows:
Glue this part of the tail with glue and wind the thread from the base of the tail so that it does not interfere and strengthen the pin position at the same time). Measure the cap to see which row you need to weave wool.
Dump the wool to this row, where the cap begins (I note that while we did not attach the cap, so that it was convenient to withdraw the needle in the last row).
Smear the end of the tail well with glue and put the cap on top.
Bend the pin with round pliers, as shown in the photo below, so the ring will hold the tail securely, as it is very heavy (it took me more than 50 grams on it).
The tail is ready! Tie a slender flagellum for him, as we made the basis for the tail, at the ends attach a snap hook and hook it on the tail!
I hope you will turn out as bright and neat as I do! Do it with pleasure and wear it for joy!