Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ginko bead pattern: Crosswise Earrings

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern


  Crosswise Earrings

2019 Deborah Roberti)

 

Use size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads, 8/0 rocaille seed beads, 3mm fire-polished beads, 4mm beads (can be round, fire-polished or bicone beads) and Ginko beads to make these pretty earrings. The motif also makes a lovely pendant.


MATERIALS
• About 8 feet of 8 lb. FireLine
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads
• 16-18 size 4mm beads (can be 4mm round, bicone or fire-polished beads)
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads
• Two small (3-4mm) closed jump rings, two open 4mm jump rings or two Cymbal™ elements, depending on which method you use to attach your earrings to your earring findings
• A pair of earring findings


Step 1: Thread your needle with about 4 feet of FireLine.

Leaving about a six-inch tail that you can weave in and cut at any time after Step 2, string an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead and a 4mm bead.

 Tie the beads together with a tight double knot:


Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you just strung, grab your tail thread and tie another tight knot:


Step 3: Go back up through the 8/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead and the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 4: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and down through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 5: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and up through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 6: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and up through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 7: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier, across through the 8/0 seed bead and up through the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 8: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the top left 4mm bead and down through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 9: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the bottom left 4mm bead and around through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 10: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the bottom right 4mm bead and up through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 11: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the top right 4mm bead and down through the four 11/0 seed beads and the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 12: Go back around through the 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 13: Go back around through the eleven 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 14: String a Ginko bead.

NOTE: Position the Ginko beads the way they appear in my illustrations as you add them.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. 

Go around and across through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:


Step 15: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 16: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. 

Go around and up through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:


Step 17: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 18: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. 

Go around and across through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:


Step 19: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 20: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. 

Go around and down through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:


Step 21: Go around through the seven 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 22: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 23: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 24: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 25: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 26: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 27: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 28: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:


Step 29: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:


Step 30: Go back around through the outer edge of beads (highlighted in RED) and exit from the top 3mm fire-polished bead:

Closed Jump Ring

 

Step 31: To add a closed jump ring, string an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, two 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go through the jump ring and then go back down through the 11/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead and the 11/0 seed bead that you just strung:


Step 32: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):


Step 33: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and your jump ring:


Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot and cut your thread. Connect your earring to your earring finding. 

Open Jump Ring


I love the way Linda Genaw attaches her earring findings and this is a variation of her method.

Step 31: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, an 11/0 seed bead, an 8/0 seed bead, an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go around and back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):


Step 32: Go back around through the beads that you just added (highlighted in RED):


Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot and cut your thread. 

Step 33: Open and insert the jump ring through the 8/0 seed bead, close it and connect it to your earring finding:

    

Cymbal Element


Many of the Beadsmith Cymbal™ elements work wonderfully instead of jump rings.

Step 31: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go through a Cymbal element. String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):


Step 32: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the Cymbal element:


Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot, cut your thread and attach the Cymbal to your earring finding.