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Beaded tea infuser

A gift steeped in charm

Extract the most from your next teatime experience by adding beads to your tea infuser’s chain. Brew for two? Add your favorite loose leaves and a mug for a comforting gift for a frazzled friend.

SUPPLIES

Infuser with briolette

  • tea infuser, approximately 50mm (World Market, worldmarket.com)
  • 12 x 20mm briolette
  • 3–5 6mm crystals
  • 1–4 4mm crystals
  • 15–20 6/0 seed beads
  • 4 5mm spacers
  • flexible beading wire,.014 or.015
  • 4 in. (10cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 crimp beads
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • crimping pliers (optional)

Infuser with charm

  • tea infuser, approximately 50mm (World Market, worldmarket.com) 
  • 3 6mm crystals
  • 20–30mm charm
  • 6 in. (15cm) 24-gauge half-hard wire
  • 2 in. (5cm) chain, 3–4mm links
  • 7–9mm jump ring 
  • chainnose and roundnose 
  • pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Infuser with briolette
Beaded tea infuser b1
Step 1
Cut a 4-in. (10cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. String a briolette 1 in. (2.5cm) from one end, and bend the wire upward to form a U shape. Make a wrapped loop with the longer wire, extending wraps around the top of the briolette.
Beaded tea infuser b2
Step 2
Cut an 8-in. (20cm) piece of beading wire. String a crimp bead and the briolette unit. Go back through the crimp bead, tighten the wire, and crimp the crimp bead
Beaded tea infuser b3
Step 3
String 3 in. (7.6cm) of crystals, spacers, and 6/0 seed beads. If the tea infuser has a hook attached to its chain, remove it.
Beaded tea infuser b4
Step 4
String a crimp bead and the chain. Go back through the last few beads strung, and tighten the wire. Crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess wire.
Infuser with charm
Beaded tea infuser c1
Step 1
Cut a 1⁄2-in. (1.3cm) piece of chain. Cut a 2-in. (5cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. Make the first half of a wrapped loop on one end. Attach the chain and complete the wraps. Make three chain units.
Beaded tea infuser c2
Step 2
String a crystal on one wire and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach a chain unit and complete the wraps. Repeat.
Beaded tea infuser c3
Step 3
String a crystal on the wire and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach an infuser’s hook and complete the wraps.
Beaded tea infuser c4
Step 4
Open a jump ring. Attach a charm and the remaining chain end. Close the jump ring.
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