New Year's Eve Earrings by Zena Herbert

New Year's Eve Earrings by Zena Herbert
earrings shared by Zena Herbert


New Year's Eve
Gala Earrings
by Zena Herbert


earrings shared by Zena Herbert

Solaan's Beaded Earrings.

I used a size 20 cotton, size 9/0 seed beads (52 pcs), 4mm bicone crystal beads (5 pcs) and 7mm bugle beads (26 pcs). These figures are for one earring. Double them for a pair, but thread up for one earring at a time. When you thread the bugle beads, be sure to alternate each one with a seed bead. This stops the glass edge of the bugle bead from cutting or damaging the thread. The design uses shuttle and ball thread. I have used 'sb' for seed beads and 'bb' for bugle beads. Thread all the beads before winding the shuttle, and in this order:

Set 1 of beads: 7sb, 1 crystal, 7sb
Set 2: 7sb, 1 crystal, 7sb
Set 3: 12sb
Set 4: 1sb, 1 crystal, 1sb, 1 crystal, 1sb, 1 crystal, 1sb
Set 5: *1sb, 4bb each sep by 1sb, 3sb, 4bb each sep by 1sb, 1sb *
[ 1sb, 5bb each sep by 1sb, 3sb, 5bb each sep by 1sb, 1sb]
{ 1sb, 4bb each sep by 1sb, 3sb, 4bb each sep by 1sb, 1sb}

Now wind the shuttle leaving Set 1 and Set 2 of beads on the ball thread. Do not cut the shuttle from the ball.

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R 1. Move 3sb from Set 3 onto the thread that encircles the hand. Work 10ds, move 1sb from shuttle up to the sts, work 1 3sb-p, 6ds, smp, 4ds, cl r.

R 2. Move 3sb as before. Work 4ds, j, 6ds, move 1sb up from shuttle,
1 3sb-p, 6ds, smp, 4ds, cl r.

R 3. Move 3sb as before. Work 4ds, j, 6ds, move up last sb of Set 3,
1 3sb-p, 10ds, cl r.

R 4. Move all of Set 4 beads on the hand. Work 1ds, sb-p, 1ds, crystal-p, 1ds,
etc. until all seven beads are used, with 1ds between picots, ending 1ds, cl r.

RW. For the chain, work only the 1st half of the DS.
So '6 sts' means 6 first-half sts. Use Set 2 of the beads on the ball thread.
Ch of 6sts, 1sb-p, 6sts, 1 sb-p etc, continuing thus until you have worked 7 sb-p,
1 crystal-p and 7 sb-p, ending with 6sts. Spiral the chain evenly on itself. RW.

R 5. Put all the rem. beads (Set 5) onto the hand.
Work 2ds, long bead-picot, using beads marked * * 2ds, long bead-picot, using beads marked [ ]
2ds, long bead-picot using beads marked { } 2ds, cl r.
Take care to leave picots with enough thread for beads to hang easily.

RW. Using Set 1beads, work a spiral chain as before. Spiral the chain on itself before joining into the base of R 4. Tie and cut.

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Thread a jump ring through the top bead of R 2 and attach the earwire to the jump. If you prefer, you can omit R 5 and thread the tassels on beading thread, stitching them into the centre of R 4. Shown also are variations with the three ring start or 5 rings start, dangles only and spiral dangles.




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