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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

SuperDuo Snowflake Earrings

Snowflake Earrings

  Snowflake Earrings

2013 Deborah Roberti)

 

Free beaded earring pattern that uses size 11 seed beads, SuperDuo beads and drop beads.


Materials:
• About 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 100 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Opaque Luster White Miyuki Rocailles.
• 12 Color1 SuperDuo beads: I used Opaque White SuperDuo beads (left) and Silver SuperDuo beads (right).
• 24 Color2 SuperDuo beads: I used Silver SuperDuo beads (left) and Opaque White SuperDuo beads (right).
• 12 Color3 SuperDuo beads (or more Color1 SuperDuo beads, SuperUno beads, 3mm magatama drop beads or 3.4mm Miyuki drop/fringe beads): I used 3.4mm Miyuki Opaque White drops (left) and Silver SuperDuo beads (right).
• 2 size 6 to 9mm accent bead (it can be any type bead—round, fire-polished, pearl, drop etc.): I used Swarovski #5500 9x6 white opal pear drops from eBay.
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of earring findings



Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of FireLine.

Leaving about a 6-inch tail, string a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead and a Color1 SuperDuo bead. Tie the beads together with a double knot:



Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the last step, grab the tail thread and tie another knot:



Step 3: Go back through the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the seed bead and the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 4: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color1 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 5: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 6: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 7: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 8: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:




Step 9: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 10: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 11: Go back around through the inside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo beads and the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED:



Step 12: Go back through the inside hole of the two Color2 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED:



Step 13: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color2 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):



Step 14: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 15: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 16: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 17: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 18: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 19: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 20: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 21: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 22: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 23: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 24: String a Color3 SuperDuo bead. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 25: String three seed beads. Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:



Step 26: Go back through the Color3 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 27: String three seed beads. Go back up through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the inside hole of the Color3 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED.

As you pull tight, position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:



Step 28: String three seed beads. Go back up through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the inside hole of the Color3 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED.

Pull tight, positioning the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:



Step 29: String two seed beads. Go through the jump ring and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:



Step 30: String a seed bead. Go back down through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the inside hole of the Color3 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:



Step 31: String three seed beads. Go back down through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the inside hole of the Color3 SuperDuo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED, pulling tight as you position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:



Step 32: String three seed beads. Go back down through the beads highlighted in RED, positioning the three seed beads into an angular “v”:



If you don’t wish to add an accent bead drop, repeat this step and then skip to the last step.

Step 33: String two seed beads, an accent bead and three seed beads:



Step 34: Go back up through the accent bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED so that the three seed beads form a picot:



Step 35: String a seed bead and go through the beads highlighted in RED:



Step 36: Go back around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:



Weave your way back into your earring, knot and cut your thread. Repeat for the tail thread from Step 1. Attach your earring finding to the jump ring.