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by Panduro

Weave earrings with Toho beads

Weave earrings with Toho beads

How to instructions

  • 1

    Cut a piece of beading thread and use a beading needle to string on 4 beads.

  • 2

    Run the needle back up through the first two beads, and down through the other two, so that the beads form a square. Repeat once more, up through the first two beads and down through the second two beads.

  • 3

    Thread on 2 more beads, then run the needle down through the two preceding beads, and up through the two beads you have just added. Repeat once more, down through the two preceding beads and up through the two you just added.

  • 4

    Thread on 2 more beads, then run the needle up through the two preceding beads, and down through the two beads you have just added. Repeat once more, up through the two preceding beads and down through the two you just added.

  • 5

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have a row of 11 double beads, for the widest part of the earring.

  • 6

    In the next rows, you will decrease the width by one bead by sewing the beads in between the beads of the row beneath. Keep reducing until you have a point with one bead at the tip. Secure the thread and cut off the end.

  • 7

    Pointed earrings: Attach a piece of thread at the far point of the straight edge with 11 beads and reduce the width by one bead by sewing the beads in between the beads of the row beneath. The difference here is that you will only string on 1 bead at a time (instead of 2, as above). Secure the thread.

  • 8

    Earrings with fringe: Attach a piece of thread at the far point of the straight edge with 11 beads and string on about 20 beads in a row at bead 1. Then run the needle back up through all of the beads, to the straight edge, and make another string of beaded fringe at bead 2. Continue making beaded fringe until you reach the last bead, and youve made 11 strings of beaded fringe. Secure the thread and cut off the end.

  • 9

    Attach an earring hook with flat jewellery pliers.

Bead weaving is so much fun, and all you need are beads, a beading needle and beading thread! It also takes a bit of dexterity, but just take it slow and be methodical. Check out the video, in which we show you how to make the entire earring with the brick stitch technique. These earrings are made with beautiful, cylindrical Japanese Toho beads, which are extremely high quality. That means the result will be nice and even. Good luck!

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