How to Bead Weave Geometric Earrings with 2-Hole Tinos Par Puca Beads

SKU VID-1375
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
In this video you'll learn how to create stacked, bead woven hexagons using 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads, and create a geometric, color-blocked earring. You can play with different color arrangements to create a variety of bold looks!
Audio Transcript
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hi this is Rachel with beadaholique a geometrical with two whole Tino's part Puka beads so I'm calling this the Roboto earring because it seems very robotic and geometric to me and it was inspired by these Czech glass beads Tino's part polka there are two whole beads and they are trapezoidal so if you put them together they make little hexagons and so I want to do something geometric with these beads and I started out with this little shape here and I just thought I'd like to make it into an earring so that is what I did so I'm gonna show you how to do that so for this earring you will need two colors of Tina's part polka beads and I'm using blue turquoise and matte metallic blue you'll also need some 11 OC beads and I'm using Miyuki round seed beads and galvanized silver you'll need some crystal fireline you'll need some earring hooks you'll need a needle and you'll need some thread snips so let's get started so I've gone ahead and I have cut about three feet of crystal fireline and I threaded my needle so now I'm gonna start stringing my beads first I'm gonna pick up one dark blue tinos part polka bean and I'm gonna string this bead from the short side to the long side and I'm gonna pick up a turquoise tinos and string from the long side to the short side so together they create a hexagon shape now I'm gonna pick up a seed bead and I'm gonna repeat that one dark blue tinos from the short side to the long side one light blue from the long sides of the short side another seed bead and I'm gonna make one more hexagon dark blue short side to long side light blue long side the short side so this is what your beads should look like your needle at this point three hexagons separated by seed beads and I'm gonna go ahead and slide these beads down almost to the end of my thread leaving about a six inch tail okay so now I'm going to start stringing down the other side of this column of beads so I'm going to string through the second holes of my first hexagon and I'm gonna add a seed bead between the first and second hexagons and now for the second one as you can see in this earring the middle hexagon shape has a different orientation than the top two so we're gonna start building that out now so since these beads will basically stand up at this point I'm going to string the second half of this unit so I'm gonna string one turquoise tinos from the short side to the long side and one dark blue tneows from the long side to the short side now I'm going to pick up one more seed bead and I'm going to go through the second holes of the third hexagon and when I pull my thread you'll start to see what all of this will work up into okay so now your second hexagon is kind of like this a little Tino sandwich and I'm just gonna pull this tight and you can see that the shape is really starting to work out so now at this point I'm going to string back through the first column of holes of this little bead piece here starting with where my thread tails coming out so I'm just gonna go back through the first holes of the third hexagon through the seed bead through the bottom holes of the top half of my second hexagon and through that seed bead and through the first holes of my first hexagon I know it's a lot to keep straight but when I pull the thread you'll see it come together and try not to get your thread tail involved in all of these thread paths here okay so now this is what your piece should look like you have the all of your beads for the second hexagon in place there and now we just need to add extra beads for the first and third hexagons so first thing we're gonna do now is string a light blue T nose short too long a dark blue T nose long too short and a seed bead I'm gonna slide those down and when I fold my thread over you'll see how these just comprise the second half of that top hexagon so now I'm going to string through the second holes of the upper half of my second hexagon I'll pull my thread through and now I want to add the second half of my third beaded hexagon there so I'm going to pick up a seed bead and now a light blue T nose short too long and a dark blue T nose long too short and I'll just arrange those neatly and now we want to sew down through that original thread path we're kind of sewing up these units as we add them so I'm just going to string through all of the beads on this side pull my needle through and this piece is gonna get more and more secure the more thread paths you do so now over here I'm just going to go through the adjacent thread path come out over here and basically we just want to sew up you want to create thread paths where there are none and just make this piece as secure as possible so now I'm going to sew into the adjacent thread path here and as you can see I need to add seed beads on this side between my hexagon units so I'm going to sew through that first hexagon and add a seed bead to my needle so through the second hexagon and add another seed beads on my needle and then oops and then get your needle through those remaining holes of your first hexagon and pull so that's pretty secure but we're missing a thread bridge on this side to connect those two thread paths so I'm just going to sew in there and it's just straight back and forth just to make this piece as secure as it can be and I will go back this way and we want to create a thread bridge over here where there is none so I'm going to go this way and I want my thread tails coming out on opposite sides of the piece so I'm going to create this last remaining thread bridge here and so back through the piece coming out on this side and that is the body of this earring so now I'm going to up here add my earring hook so basically I'm going to pick up two seed beads and I'm going to add the loop of my earring hook and pick up two more seed beads slide those down and I'm just going to sow into the adjacent hole of the tea nose on the same side of this hexagon and I'm not going to go back through the whole piece I'm just going to sew through that first hexagon because I'm just securing my earring hook now I'm going to flip the piece a quarter turn and sew back up through the hexagon on the other side and I want to do another little branch of seed beads to secure the earring hook on both sides of this hexagon so it sits in the middle of the beads so I'll pick up two more seed beads so through the loop of that earring hook oops looks like I missed it I'm gonna go again through the loop of that earring hook pick up two more seed beads and go down into the adjacent whole of that hexagon and now your earring hook is secured with two thread paths on the top of this earring so now I'm just gonna tie off this side and make a little knot kind of hidden between the hexagons and just cut off my thread tail and that we pretty discreet hidden between those hexagons okay now I'm going to take my needle and string it on to my original thread tail and I'm just going to add a couple of seed beads on the bottom of the piece just to sort of finish it and make it look professional so I'm going to pick up three seed beads and I'm coming out of this one corner and I'm going to sew into the diagonal corner so the other side on the other half of that third hexagon there and I'm just gonna sew through the hexagon knot through the whole piece just like we did in the first side okay so now you have three seed beads sitting diagonally across the bottom of the earring now I'm going to sew back out through the adjacent hole on the same side I'm gonna pick up one seed bead and sew through the middle seed bead that I just added in the previous step and I'm gonna pick up one more seed bead and sew into that last open corner on the bottom of this hexagon so basically we just added a little cluster of seed beads that sort of resembles a Bali bead cap which I kind of like and now I'm just going to tie off my last thread here make a little knot hidden discreetly between the hexagons and cut off my thread tail and that's your earring so that is how to make a very geometric sort of mathematical 3d earring with Tino's part Puka beads I hope you enjoyed this video you can find all of these supplies at beadaholique.com thanks for watching you

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