April 24, 2011 Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter — the Resurrection of Christ. On this day people give each other painted eggs. An original alternative to the usual Easter eggs and krashankas — Easter eggs bead.

Easter egg bead is a very beautiful and unusual souvenir. With proper skill to make them not so difficult, and the result is impressive. Due to the variety of colors of beads and patterns can make a huge number of eggs of beads — and none of them is like another !

There two common ways to do Easter eggs beaded. more simple and more complex. Easiest way is to glue the egg string is strung in beads. More complicated way is literally to braid an egg with beads, making for him a kind of bubbly "cover".

To make Easter eggs, covered with beads, you will need :

  • boiled eggs or the workpiece in the form of eggs
  • round beads of different sizes and colors
  • durable thread
  • needle
  • optional — paint and ribbon (for decoration)

It is best to use as the basis for not using real eggs, wooden or plastic "blanks". First you need thread the beads onto the thread with the help of a needle and to pin it at the ends with glue. You can (and should) alternate the different colors and sizes of beads to make a pattern.

After that thread with beads glued on the egg. For this egg you need to lubricate the clay and gently in a spiral wound on it the thread, carefully clutching the beads, so he stuck to the egg. It is important to make sure that the beads stuck well, otherwise the pattern will not work.

When the glue dries, you can further decorate with colored bead egg ribbons. If you want to decorate the egg complex pattern with a surround effect pattern. before to stick to the egg beads, you need to apply on the workpiece drawing using paint. When paint is dry, you can wind thread with beads (in this case, the beads should be transparent, and instead of a filament, which can Shine, is better to take a transparent line).

If this technique seems too simple, can to braid boiled eggs or pieces of wood openwork mesh beaded. The principle of weaving in this case, one, and variety is achieved through different techniques and patterns.

First woven "belt". in width it is equal to the average of the egg (without the top and bottom). When the zone is ready, it needs to close, stitch in the ring and put on the egg. Then the egg depleted top and bottom.

As example two schemes of weaving Easter egg bead .

Most often when making beaded eggs used the technique of weaving mesh. How is the mesh you can see in figure 1. When you depleting the top and bottom of the egg, you will need to weave in the direction from the center of the egg to its poles, it should reduce the number of beads in each circle to mesh were tightly wrapped around the egg.

You may be more comfortable for the second scheme. Weaving principle is the same: first there is a belt in the technique grid, the size of grid cells — three for three beads. Belt height — about half the height of the eggs. When the belt will be positioned close to the egg at high tension, the butt stitch the first and last row of the rim (A) and put it on the egg. The top and bottom of the eggs trailing in the technique of "mosaic" (B) in a circle, with a gradual decrease in the number of beads.

In General, to make Easter egg bead is not so difficult. The main thing — to show imagination. so your gift was not like any other!