Retired - Pokemon Pikachu Earrings

PROJECT E7038
Designer: Chris Bellomo
Skill Level: Intermediate
Turn heads with this cute, bead woven pair of earrings featuring the iconic Pok
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 brick stitch bead weaving. Cut a length of Fireline thread as long as you're comfortable working with (you'll need about 5 feet to weave one earring) and thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. You'll be following the bead weaving pattern shown in the photo above. I found it easiest to start with a longer row toward the top of Pikachu's face and weave the top half first. Start by weaving a ladder stitch base row, following the colors of the row indicated by the arrow. Leave a 6 inch thread tail on one end.
  3. Continue weaving the upper part of the face including the ears, using brick stitch increases and decreases to create the tiered rows in the pattern.
  4. When you finish the upper part of the pattern, weave back down through your beadwork and begin weaving the rows comprising the lower half of the face.
  5. When you've finished your weaving, tie off and weave in the thread tail you've been working with.
  6. Now move to the first thread tail from step 2. Weave up through your beadwork so the thread is exiting the center bead in the small row of 3 beads at the top of Pikachu's forehead. Take one closed silver jump ring and sew through it and then back down into that same center bead, anchoring the jump ring in place. Pass your needle through the loop again, reinforcing the attachment. Then weave in your second thread tail.
  7. Open an earring hook and slide the jump ring from the previous step onto the wire so it hangs from the loop at the bottom.
  8. Enjoy your earrings!
Additional Information
Theme Pop Culture
Ingredients DB-1132, DB-010, DB-200, DB-727, XCR-1280, FJR-4004, FEA-6700,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Canary Yellow DB1132
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-1132
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Black Opaque DB010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: DB-010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 6.6 Grams, Opaque Chalk White DB200
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.6 gms Tube.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: DB-200
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Opaque Light Siam Red DB727
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: DB-727
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
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 25mm (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$1.57 / Package | SKU: FEA-6700

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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