I saw some cool earrings on a friend of mine who ALWAYS wears cool earrings. Her earrings were done in wire and beads and I thought, "I bet I can do that with beads." I have recently started working with 8/0 beads. I love how fast they whip up and they come in some great colors too. This is a great project when you have just a small handful of Fire Polished Crystals and beads left. They whip up super quickly too! You can make this pair in about an hour (total time).
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon. ...
My book: 25 Beaded Bracelet Designs published by Running Press will be released in August. It's available now for preorder on Amazon.
A little about me and my patterns--I've been a technical writer for about 18 years for many fortune 500 and fortune 1000 companies. My undergraduate degree is in technical communications and my masters degree is in fine arts: writing.
The instructions I've written here are comprehensive from threading the needle to how to finish your piece. I provide a graphic with every step and every step is ONLY one step.
I teach these patterns in libraries across Long Island. I teach using the patterns and know the spots people have trouble and refine the patterns with each class. In short, my work has been reviewed many times allowing me to make sure that they are complete and thoroughly tested.
You can be sure that you will be able to follow my patterns and create your jewelry!