Christmas Lights Earrings

PROJECT E2416
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
Twisting and turning, these 3-D brick stitch earrings catch the light dancing off a Christmas Tree beautifully.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Before beginning this pattern you may find it helpful to watch our video: Tips for Advanced Brick Stitch Patterns.
  2. Begin by watching our video: How To Do Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. From what you learned in the video, begin your first row of ladder stitch where the PDF pattern is pointing to start from. Leave a long tail to finish the top tapered end, ending with one bead on it's side to put the jump ring through at the end. Note that the final bead on the bottom will be on it's side as well.
  3. Next, please watch our video: How to Make Increases and Decreases in Brick Stitch. From what you learned in this video weave down one side. When you get to the portion of the bottom pattern that is 4 gold and 4 silver beads across, you will make an increase using ladder stitch as seen in our video: How to Make an Increase in Brick Stitch Using Ladder Stitch. Then, once you have completed this taper you will move up the other side combining them together when the ends meet up.
  4. Once you have completed the diamond shape, move your thread so that it is coming out the center of the white beads where there is an absent bead in the pattern. Fold the diamond in on each other, it can help to curve it around it a rounded item like a pen. Then as you're coming out the white bead, weave into the red bead on the end and then into the next white bead. Secure this by turning the thread around reinforcing the stitch.
  5. Tie off and weave in your threads after completing the weaving.
  6. Finally, open one jump ring and attach it to the top seed bead at one earring hook, then close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-0101 - Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0, 30 Grams, Christmas Lights
    Project uses 1 piece. 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.

  • FJR-5465 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6702 - Earring Findings, Kidney Wire Hook 25mm, 10 Pairs, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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 Christmas
Ingredients JK-0101, XCR-1280, FJR-5465, FEA-6702,

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, Christmas Lights
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Tubes.
$25.67 / Package | SKU: JK-0101
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
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5465
Earring Findings, Kidney Wire Hook 25mm, 10 Pairs, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: FEA-6702
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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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