Neapolitan Fringe Earrings

PROJECT E2296
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
Miyuki Delica seed beads fit like little bricks in these Brick Stitch fringe earrings. A trio of Neapolitan colors are blended in a geometric pattern to provide a little movement and sway in this bead woven design.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. If you are unfamiliar with Brick Stitch, please watch our video: How To Do Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. For this pattern you will also need to know how to make decreases in Brick Stitch and you can learn how to do that in our video: How to Make Increases and Decreases in Brick Stitch. Please see our Printer Friendly PDF for Full Color Beading Pattern.
  2. Please begin at the widest point on the bead weaving. I recommend cutting off about 8 feet of Nymo thread and using a beeswax thread conditioner. Leave a tail of about 4 feet when you begin your first row of ladder stitch then work your way up towards the top tip of the earring. You will decrease the stitch until you reach the top. To add the last bead, it will lay sideways by coming up through one bead and down the bead next to it in that final row of two.
  3. Leave the tail and remove the needle. You can tie this off when you're all done. Attach the needle to the long tail at the beginning. Continue the brick stitch to finish the last few rows with the decrease.
  4. Then, please watch our video: How to Add Beaded Fringe to Brick Stitch Bead Weaving. In this video you will see how to add a strand of fringe and how to finish this earring with a jump ring and earring hook. Once you have completed your fringe, simply tie off and weave in your tails and you're all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-2306 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0, 7.2 Gram Tube, #2306 Frosted Opaque Glazed Rainbow Cardinal Red
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1591 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Gram Tube, #1591 Matte Opaque Pear AB Cream
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1051 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Bronze Gold Metallic DB1051
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • PL5130 - Tronex Tools, Short Chain Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • PL5510 - Tronex Tools, Smooth Bent Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XCR-9801 - Beadsmith Beeswax Thread Strengthening Conditioner for Beads/Quilting/Crafting
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients DB-2306, DB-1591, DB-1051, XCR-8900, FEA-3030, FJR-5452,

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, 7.2 Gram Tube, #2306 Frosted Opaque Glazed Rainbow Cardinal Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 Gram Tube.
$7.85 / Package | SKU: DB-2306
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Gram Tube, #1591 Matte Opaque Pear AB Cream
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 Gram Tube.
$4.95 / Package | SKU: DB-1591
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Bronze Gold Metallic DB1051
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$12.05 / Package | SKU: DB-1051
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.96 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
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