Satin Snowflake Earrings

PROJECT E8071
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These frosty earrings are brick stitched with silk satin Miyuki Delica 11/0 seed beads in dusk blue and crystal tones. The design is finished using an earring hook with a light sapphire glass accent.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. Please note: This brick stitch pattern requires knowledge of increases and decreases. For additional tips, please watch this video.
  1. If you are new to brick stitch, please watch the video: How to do Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. Please see our Printer Friendly PDF for Full Color Beading Pattern.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut 4 feet of Fireline and begin your snowflake by weaving a ladder stitch base row. We recommend starting at the widest point in the snowflake and working toward one end of the pattern. Be sure to leave yourself a thread tail of at least 2 feet to continue and complete the bead weaving on the second half of your snowflake.
  3. As you stitch your snowflake, you will need to make brick stitch increases and decreases according to the pattern. You may also find it useful to make increases using ladder stitch.
  4. Once your bead weaving is complete, send your needle up through the white bead on the end of your final row of brick stitch. String on one white bead, then thread your needle down through the other end bead on that same row, so that the bead sits sideways off the top of your snowflake. Weave in your thread, and clip the tail.
  5. To attach your earring hook: Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and gently slide on the sideways seed bead you sewed on in the previous step. Also slide on the loop of your earring hook. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-1811 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.8 Grams, Dusk Blue Silk Satin DB1811
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-635 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Crystal Silk Satin DB635
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9975 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks With Crystal - Light Sapphire Blue Glass Crystal (10
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-0023 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Christmas
Ingredients DB-1811, DB-635, FEA-9975, FJR-5140, XCR-1280,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.8 Grams, Dusk Blue Silk Satin DB1811
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: DB-1811
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Crystal Silk Satin DB635
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.25 / Package | SKU: DB-635
Silver Plated Earring Hooks With Crystal - Light Sapphire Blue Glass Crystal (10
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-9975
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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