PRINTEMPS EARRINGS

(copyright 2010 Deborah Roberti)

NOTE: This pattern matches the Printemps Bracelet.

Materials:
• 2 yards of 6lb. FireLine
• Approximately 60 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457L Light Bronze.
• 2 size 8/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457L Lt. Bronze.
• 16 size 4mm fire-polished beads: I used Czech Darker Amethyst with Sapphire Gold.
• 10 size 4mm bicone crystals: I used Swarovski Khaki.
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with one yard of Fireline.

String a size 11/0 seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a size 11/0 seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a size 8/0 seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a size 11/0 seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Leaving an 8- to 10-inch tail, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you just strung:

Step 3: Go back around through the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead and the fire-polished bead (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 4: String an 11/0 seed bead, a bicone crystal, three 11/0 seed beads, a bicone crystal, an 11/0 seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go around and down through the 8/0 seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String an 11/0 seed bead, a bicone crystal, three 11/0 seed beads, a bicone crystal, an 11/0 seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go around and up through the 8/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the bicone crystal and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: String two 11/0 seed beads, a bicone crystal and five 11/0 seed beads.

Go through the jump ring and back down through the last 11/0 seed bead that you just strung:

Step 7: Go back down through the four 11/0 seed beads, the bicone crystal and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String an 11/0 seed bead.

Go back down through the 11/0 seed bead, the bicone crystal and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: Go back down through the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the bicone crystal and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go back up through the 11/0 seed bead, the bicone crystal, the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the bicone crystal and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back up through the two 11/0 seed beads, the bicone crystal, the five 11/0 seed beads and jump ring; then go back down through the five 11/0 seed beads, the bicone crystal and the three seed beads (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 12: Go back down through the bicone crystal, the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED):

Step 13: String an 11/0 seed bead, a fire-polished bead, an 11/0 seed bead, a fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go down and around through the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: Go back around through the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 11/0 seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the 8/0 seed bead and the fire-polished bead highlighted in RED:

Weave your way back into the earring, knot and cut your thread.

Thread your needle with the tail from Step 1, weave your way into your earring, knot and cut your thread.

Attach your earring finding to the jump ring.