TRINKET EARRINGS

(copyright 2010 Deborah Roberti)

Materials:
• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 80 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457L Light Bronze.
• 10 size 4mm bicone crystals (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Swarovski Amethyst Satin bicones
8 size 4mm glass pearls (or any size 4mm bead should also work just fine): I used Swarovski Bronze Swarovski Bronze.

• two small (2-4mm) jump rings

• a pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of FireLine.

String a seed bead, a glass pearl, a seed bead, a glass pearl, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

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

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the first step:

Step 3: Go back around through the seed bead and the glass pearl highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String a seed bead, a glass pearl, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, three seed beads, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the glass pearl that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 5: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 6: Go back around through the seed bead, the glass pearl, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String three seed beads.

Go up and back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the glass pearl, the seed bead and the glass pearl highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a glass pearl and a seed bead.

Go around and back down through the glass pearl that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 9: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go up through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String ten seed beads, a bicone crystal and two seed beads.

Go through the jump ring and then back down through the two seed beads, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you just strung:

Step 12: String nine seed beads.

Go down and around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the two seed beads, the bicone crystal, the five seed beads, the bicone crystal, the two seed beads and the bicone crystal along the outer edge (highlighted in RED):

Step 13: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring to reinforce the earring:

Step 14: To add even more strength to your earring, go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

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

Repeat for tail thread from Step 1.

Attach your earring finding to the jump ring.

These earrings match my free Garden Necklace: