Retired - Tandy Earrings

PROJECT E1020
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Light and sparkly, these earrings feature a diagonal striped bead-woven piece decorated with rows of delicate sterling silver chains.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to do Square Stitch in Bead Weaving.
  2. Thread a size 12 beading needle with white Wildfire beading thread.
  3. Use Miyuki Delica seed beads size 11/0 in light fuchsia lined crystal AB and pink lined crystal AB to weave your striped square.
  4. Start with fuchsia beads and work two rows 11 beads long in square stitch. Then do two rows with pink. Continue this pattern until your piece is 10 rows wide.
  5. Tie off and weave in your threads.
  6. Use a pair of flush cutters to cut eleven 2" lengths of sterling silver flat cable chain.
  7. Turn your woven piece at a 45 degree angle.
  8. Thread your needle with a new length of Wildfire and weave it along the bottom edges of your woven piece, attaching 5 lengths of chain to each of the bottom sides, with one additional length at the bottom point. See photo for placement reference.
  9. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  10. Open a sterling silver 3mm, 22 gauge jump ring and place a pink seed bead on it. Then put it through the last link on the first chain and close it up. Repeat this process across the 10 remaining chains, alternating fuchsia and pink seed beads.
  11. Open another jump ring and gently bring it through the seed bead at the top corner of your woven piece. Place a sterling silver earring hook onto the jump ring and close it up.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-1311 - Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain 2mm Wide x 3mm Long -Bulk- Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 4 packages.

  • DB-074 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Light Fuchsia Lined Crystal AB' DB074 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-055 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Pink Lined Crystal AB DB055 7.2GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-03030 - Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FEA-2010 - Sterling Silver French Wire Earring Hooks (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Ingredients CHA-1311, DB-074, DB-055, FJR-03030, FEA-2010, XCR-8933,

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.
Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain, 2 x 3mm Long, by the Foot
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: CHA-1311
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Pink Lined Crystal AB DB055
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: DB-055
Sterling Silver Open Jump Rings 3mm 22 Gauge (20)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: FJR-03030
Sterling Silver French Wire Earring Hooks (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-2010
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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