I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm ...
I've been designing beaded jewelry for about 8 years. My initial attempts at designing were to make beautiful jewelry with semi-precious (healing) stones. The beads kind of took over my life and I'm not particular what I use to design with as long as it is a high quality bead.
I can't say I have a favorite stitch or type of bead, but lately I've been experimenting with the new Twin beads and Super Duos.
Next on my to-do list is design some items with Cubic Right Angle Weave with the Twins. It works in my head, now to put thread and beads to it.
These Spinner Earrings worked in a combination of opaque and transparent beads present a 3-D illusion of several pieces put together, but in fact, they are a single piece. My inspiration for these earrings was the garden spinners that are all the rage now days. I loved the way they looked as they spun lazily in the slightest breeze and thought how pretty earrings would be if they could be made like that.
Create your's in colors to accent your wardrobe, or bead them up in the red, white and blue shown.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
Pictures of the finished product
Large numbered graph
Suggested bead colors and count for each color
Instructions for the fringe shown and for finishing with a single bead drop.
Instructions for adding the earwire
Approximate Finished size:
2 inches long (without fringe) X 1 inch wide
Size 11 delicas, bugle beads, 3mm faceted rounds, 4mm faceted rounds, 4mm pearls
Pages to Print:
3 including cover sheet
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate. No stitch instructions are given. You must be able to work Brick/ Peyote increase and decrease.