Pokemon Trainer Earrings

PROJECT E7037
Designer: Chris Bellomo
Skill Level: Intermediate
Catch 'em all with these fun beaded earrings that resemble the popular poké ball game icon. A fun bead weaving project that fans of pop culture will love!
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To begin, please watch our video on how to do circular brick stitch bead weaving around a bead. Cut a 3 foot length of Fireline and thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. Take one Czech glass 6mm white druk bead. Following the instructions in the video, create a thread bridge around the bead and use the opaque white seed beads to weave 1 complete row of circular brick stitch around the Czech glass bead in the center.
  3. Next, weave 1 complete row of circular brick stitch using the matte black seed beads.
  4. For your third row of circular brick stitch, start by adding 1 matte black seed bead and 1 red seed bead, and then weave half of the row using the red seed beads. Then add 1 more matte black seed bead, and weave the second half of the row using the opaque white seed beads.
  5. Repeat step 4 three more times, so you have four concentric rows that are half red and half white, separated by a line of matte black beads. See photo for reference.
  6. Guide your needle through your beadwork so it is exiting a red seed bead in the middle of the outermost row. Add 10 red seed beads to your needle, and sew back down through the original bead, creating a beaded loop. Sew through the loop again to reinforce it. Weave in your thread tails and cut off the excess thread.
  7. Take one silver earring hook and open the loop the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide on the beaded loop from the previous step. Close the loop of the earring hook.
  8. Enjoy your earrings!
Additional Information
Theme Pop Culture
Ingredients JSK-0231, JSK-0242, JSK-0026, BCP-7605, XCR-1280, FEA-3015,

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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #45A 'Opaque Cherry' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: JSK-0231
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 49F 'Opaque Frosted Jet' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSK-0242
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #41 Opaque White 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: JSK-0026
Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 6mm Opaque White (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: BCP-7605
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Earring Hooks, Fishhook Style 15MMx17MM, 25 Pairs, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-3015

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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