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Make a set of woven flower earrings with The Beaderie, Cambridge

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  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using approximately 1m of beading thread, add a beading needle to each end. Thread on 6 x 11/0 seed beads and position at the centre of the beading thread. Thread back into the first seed bead added to create a loop of 6 seed beads (a).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Onto the right side needle, add 1 x 4mm crystal round, 1 x seed bead, 1 x fire polish bead and 1 x seed bead. To the left side needle add 1 x 4mm crystal round (b).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pass the right side needle into the 4mm crystal bead on the left side to close these beads into a loop (c). Here the threads have crossed over inside the 4mm crystal.
    With the left side thread, continue to pass into the next seed bead in the existing loop (d).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 4
    Step 4

    To the right side thread (exiting the 4mm crystal bead) add 1 x seed bead, 1 x fire polish bead and 1 x seed bead. To the left side thread (exiting the seed bead) add 1 x 4mm crystal bead (e). Pass the right side needle into the 4mm crystal bead and 11/0 seed bead (as step 3) (f).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat step 4 another 3 times.

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 6
    Step 6

    Close the final set of beads by adding
    1 x seed bead and 1 x fire polish bead to the right side thread and 1 x seed bead to the
    left side thread. Pass the threads through the final fire polish bead in opposite directions (g).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 7
    Step 7

    Strengthen the shape by threading back into the beads, following the pattern. Positon the threads so that they both exit opposite fire polish beads (h).

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 8
    Step 8

    Thread a crystal drop onto a headpin and using pilers make a loop in the wire (i) as if making an earring.

  • How to make a pair of woven bead earrings. Woven Flower Earrings - Step 9
    Step 9

    To one end of the threads add 3 x seed beads, a crystal drop and 3 x seed beads. Thread back into the beadwork to tighten (J). Repeat this step to add an earwire at the opposite side (k). Thread the tail ends into the beadwork, add a few knots to secure and trim.

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Shai S.
Shai S.
Beautiful earrings! Thank you for the tutorial.
I wonder, though, what size of fire polish beads did you use?
Sally S.
Sally S. · 1 project
Hi Shai S. - the fire-polished beads are 4mm in size
The Beaderie, Cambridge UK
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