VINTAGE CRYSTAL EARRINGS
©2010 Deborah Roberti
These earrings are made by first creating a bezel using the peyote stitch to hold the rivoli. Then you'll use right-angle weave and netting to add bicone crystals, fire-polished beads, seed beads and Delica beads around this peyote rivoli base. The pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions. Experience helpful but not necessary. Also makes a pretty matching medallion.
Stitch: Peyote, right-angle weave, netting
Beads Used: Size 15/0 and 11/0 Japanese seed beads, Delica beads, 4mm bicone crystals, 3mm fire-polished beads and two 12mm rivolis
Approx Finished Size: About one inch wide and 1.5 inches long (not including earring findings)
Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $4.00
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Beads used in the photo above:
• two 12mm round rivolis: I used a special coated Water Lily rivoli available from eBay in very limited quanities. You can also use Swarovski Crystal Volcano, which can be purchased at FireMountainGems.com
• About 100 size 11/0 Delica beads (Color1): Miyuki Delica #22L Lt. Bronze
• About 35 size 11/0 Delica beads (Color2): Miyuki #1341 Transparent Silver-lined Medium Rose
• About 100 size 15/0 Japanese seed beads: Miyuki silver-lined light gold 15-003
• About 40 size 11/0 Japanese seed beads: Miyuki #457L Light Bronze
• 18 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Fuschia
• 20 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Light Bronze
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