Retired - Misty Earrings

PROJECT E8020
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings feature a soothing color palette of greens and blues in a variation on the traditional chevron friendship bracelet weave. Antiqued brass ribbon crimps and earring hooks complement the design with a fringe of beige metal seed beads.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. In addition to the materials listed below, you may need some tape.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet with a Button Clasp. Using what you have learned in the video about doing chevron weave, begin by cutting 3.5 feet of each of your 5 S-Lon cords.
  2. Fold your cords in half and tie an overhand knot, creating a 1 inch loop at the top. Attach your loop to the tabletop using tape, or load it onto your tying station. Follow along with the video to create a 1.5 inch length of chevron weaving, alternating your bands of color as follows: Green, Silver, Turquoise, Navy, Vanilla.
  3. Now watch our video: How to Finish Friendship Bracelet Weaving Using Ribbon Crimps. Using what you have seen in the video, attach a ribbon crimp to the top of your 1.5 inch length of chevron weave.
  4. Use scissors to cut down the lengths of left-over cord to 4 inches for easier handling as you string your beads.
  5. You are now ready to create your graduated beaded fringe. Moving from left to right, begin by stringing 5 beads onto your outermost vanilla cord. Tie a knot below the beads, creating a 0.5 inch dangle. Trim the extra cord.
  6. String 5 beads onto your green cord. Tie a knot below the beads, creating a 0.5 inch dangle. Trim the extra cord.
  7. String 5 beads onto your silver cord. Tie a knot below the beads, creating a 0.75 inch dangle. Trim the extra cord.
  8. String 5 beads onto your turquoise cord. Tie a knot below the beads, creating a 0.75 inch dangle. Trim the extra cord.
  9. String 5 beads onto your navy cord. Tie a knot below the beads, creating a 1 inch dangle. Trim the extra cord.
  10. Repeat steps 5-9 in reverse to finish the other half of your beaded fringe.
  11. To attach your earring hook, open the loop on your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide on the loop of your ribbon crimp. Close the loop. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4624 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Navy Blue (77 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 3.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4240 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Green / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 3.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4246 - BeadSmtih Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Turquoise / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 3.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4622 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Vanilla (77 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 3.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4251 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Silver / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 3.5 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BMS-1000 - Colored Metal Seed Beads, Round 11/0 Size, 10 Grams, Beige
    Project uses 100 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2040 - Flat Crimp Ends, Extra Deep Crosshatch Cord Ends 10x7.6mm, 20 Pieces, Antiqued Brass Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3063 - Antiqued Brass Ball And Coil Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients XCR-4624, XCR-4240, XCR-4246, XCR-4622, XCR-4251, BMS-1000, FCR-2040, FEA-3063, XTL-1001,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Navy Blue (77 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$3.64 / Package | SKU: XCR-4624
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Green / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.64 / Package | SKU: XCR-4240
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Turquoise / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-4246
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Vanilla (77 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$3.34 / Package | SKU: XCR-4622
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Silver / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-4251
Flat Crimp Ends, Extra Deep Crosshatch Cord Ends 10x7.6mm, 288 Piece Bulk Pack, Ant. Brass Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 288 Pieces.
$27.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-2040
Antiqued Brass Ball And Coil Earring Hooks 20mm, 25 Pairs
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$8.44 / Package | SKU: FEA-3063
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.97 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece

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