I Love the 80's Earrings

PROJECT E2397
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced

Go bold and geometric with these classic neon colors straight out of the 80's. These brick stitch earrings feature funky colors that will have you rocking out in no time!

Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Before beginning this project, please watch our video: How To Do Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. Also watch: How to Make Increases and Decreases in Brick Stitch and Tips for Advanced Brick Stitch Patterns.
  2. From what you learned in the videos and following along with the PDF pattern, begin your first row of ladder stitch at the left most tip of the yellow. This will fill out the widest part of the earring to help give you structure as you build the earring. I recommend, starting with about 6 feet of thread and leaving a long tail so that once you work down one side, you can use this tail to work on the other side.
  3. If you need to add more thread as you work you can see how to do that in our video here: How to Tie Off and Add New Thread in Bead Weaving.
  4. Please note that when you come to the top and bottom of the earring the final bead will lay sideways. With your needle coming out of one of the top two beads of the last row, pick up one bead and sew down through the second adjacent bead in that last row.
  5. Once you have finished your weaving, tie off and weave in all tails.
  6. Then, please watch our video: How to Use Jump Rings to Connect Bead Weaving Components. From what you learned in this video, open one jump ring and attach it to the top sideways yellow bead and to one earring hook. Close the jump ring. For this design, I recommend you mirror your earrings, as seen in the photo, so when you add your earring hooks, be sure they are facing the right way to achieve this look.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-0095 - Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0, 30 Grams, Summer Brights
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3078 - Earring Findings, Hook with Ball & Coil 18mm Long 23 Gauge, 10 Pairs, Silver Plated
    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 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0117 - The Beadsmith Ultra Thread Zap, Battery Operated Thread Trimmer, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients JK-0095, FJR-5454, FEA-3078, 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.
Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0, 30 Grams, Summer Brights
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Tubes.
$17.69 / Package | SKU: JK-0095
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Earring Findings, Hook with Ball & Coil 18mm Long 23 Gauge, 10 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3078
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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