Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Free Paisley Duo or ZoliDuo bead pattern: Petite Paisley Earrings

 

Petite Paisley Earrings, free beaded earring pattern

PETITE PAISLEY EARRINGS
(©2018 Deborah Roberti)

Some quick and easy earrings you can make with Paisley Duo or ZoliDuo beads—Czech two-hole paisley-shaped beads!

MATERIALS
• About 4 feet of 6 lb. FireLine (or really any thread of choice will work fine)
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads
• 2 size 3mm beads of any type or 8/0 seed beads
• 16 two-hole paisley-shaped beads (16 Paisley Duo beads or 8 left and 8 right ZoliDuo beads)
• Two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• A pair of earring findings

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

When beading these earrings, the hardest part is the beginning—getting the two-hole paisley-shaped beads going in the right direction, especially if you use ZoliDuo beads which have a “left” and “right” bead version. I find it easiest to lay them out on my bead mat first, using the picture below as a guide.

Leaving about a six-inch tail that you can weave in and cut at any time, string a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads and an 11/0 seed bead:

Step 2: Tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 3: Go back around through the two-hole paisley-shaped beads and 11/0 seed beads that you just added. Grab your tail thread and tie another tight knot:

Step 4: Go back through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 5: Go around and down through the outer hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String an 11/0 seed bead and go up though the beads highlighted in RED. The 11/0 seed bead that you just added should sit below the pair of two 11/0 seed beads so that the trio of beads form a nice point:

Step 15: String an 11/0 seed bead and go up though the beads highlighted in RED. Again, the 11/0 seed bead that you just added should sit beside the pair of two 11/0 seed beads so that the trio of beads form a nice point:

Step 16: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go through your jump ring and then back down through the beads that you just strung. Continue down through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: String an 11/0 seed bead and go around though the beads highlighted in RED. Again, this trio of 11/0 seed beads should form a nice point:

Step 18: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

Step 19: Go back around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED:

Weave back into the earring, knot and cut your thread. Attach your earring to your jump ring.

Linda Genaw’s method for adding a jump ring:

OPTIONAL STEP 16: I love the way Linda Genaw adds her earring jump rings. Instead of adding the beads and jump ring as directed in Step 16, just add a size 8/0 seed bead so it sits on the top two 11/0 seed beads:

Continue on with the rest of the steps. Once you are finished, open and insert the jump ring through the 8/0 seed bead, close it and connect it to your finding:

You can find loads of tips, examples and inspiration at Linda’s blog here:
http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com

 

 

Beads used in the photo above:

Petite Paisley Earrings, free beaded earring pattern

Amethyst ZoliDuo version (left):
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 2 size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 left and 8 right ZoliDuo beads: Luster Opaque Amethyst Left and Luster Opaque Amethyst Right

Sliperit Paisley Duo version (right):
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #55006 Crystal Full Labrador
• 2 size 3mm round beads: Saturated Metallic Pink Yarrow
• 16 Paisley Duo beads: Jet Full Sliperit

Petite Paisley Earrings, free beaded earring pattern

Red Paisley Duo version:
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 2 size 3mm round beads: Aztec Gold
• 16 Paisley Duo beads: Gold Splash Red

Petite Paisley Earrings, free beaded earring pattern

Bondeli version:
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 16 Paisley Duo beads: 8 Bondeli Matte Mint and 8 Bondeli Matte Purple
• Instead of using 3mm round beads and seed beads, I attached the earring to the jump ring using Cymbal Gold-Plated Kolympos elements. A Cymbal Kleftiko or Sykia would also look pretty.

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Free Arcos par Puca Earrings!

Jolie Earrings, free at AroundTheBeadingTable.com


Jolie Earrings
(©2016 Deborah Roberti)

MATERIALS
• 4 feet of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads
• 12 size 3mm beads (any type size 3mm bead will work—Minos® beads, fire-polished beads, round beads, crystals, etc.)
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads (referred to as Arcos beads within the Step text)
• 2 size 6mm two-hole beads (Czech two-hole Cabochon beads, Silky beads, Honeycomb beads and DiscDuo beads work great)
• two small (2-4mm) closed jump rings
• a pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 2 feet of FireLine.

Leaving about a 5-inch tail that you can weave in and make disappear at any time, string two seed beads and three 3mm beads.

Tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

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

Step 3: Go back across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String two seed beads.

Go up through the right hole of an Arcos bead:

NOTE: Although Arcos beads have three holes, you’ll only be using the two outside holes for this design. Just ignore the middle hole.

Step 5: String a seed bead and go up through the right hole of a two-hole bead.

String another seed bead and go up through the right hole of a new Arcos bead:

Step 6: String six seed beads.

Go around the top of the Arcos bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED) and then down through the left hole of this same Arcos bead:

Step 7: String a seed bead.

Go down through the left hole of the two-hole bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a seed bead.

Go down through the left hole of the Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two seed beads.

Go across through the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go back up through the right hole of the bottom Arcos bead, the seed bead above, the right hole of the two-hole bead, the seed bead above and the right hole of the top Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back around through the six seed beads, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads.

Go around the two-hole bead and then down through the seed bead, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the six seed beads highlighted in RED:

NOTE: Unfortunately, not all size 11/0 seed beads are actually the same size. If three seed beads doesn’t seem like enough to wrap around the two-hole bead in Step 12 and 14, just add four seed beads instead.

Step 13: Go up through the right hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads.

Go around the two-hole bead and then up through the seed bead, the right hole of the Arcos bead and the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String two 3mm beads and a seed bead.

Go around through your jump ring and then back down through the seed bead and the second 3mm bead that you just strung:

Step 16: String another 3mm bead.

Go across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

Step 18: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 19: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

Jolie Earrings, free pattern from Deb Roberti

Weave back into your earring, knot and cut your thread. Attach your earring finding to the jump ring.

 

Beads used in the photo above:

Jolie Earrings, free pattern from Deb Roberti

Pink version:
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm Minos® beads: Opaque Violet Gold Luster
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads: Opaque Violet Gold Luster
• 2 size 6mm Czech two-hole Cabochon beads: Chalk White Lila Gold Luster

Jolie Earrings, free pattern from Deb Roberti

Blue version:
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4221 Duracoat Light Pewter Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm round beads: Baby Blue Luster
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads: Opaque Light Green Luster
• 2 size 6mm Czech two-hole Cabochon beads: Chalk White Blue Luster

 

Matching Jolie Band pattern available by clicking on the photo below:

Jolie Band, free pattern from Deb Roberti