CROSSWISE EARRINGS

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

Use size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads, 8/0 rocaille seed beads, 3mm fire-polished beads, 4mm beads (can be round, fire-polished or bicone beads) and Ginko beads to make these pretty earrings. The motif also makes a lovely pendant.

Downloadable PDF, links to exact beads used and more colorways at the end of the Step text.

MATERIALS
• About 8 feet of 8 lb. FireLine
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads
• 16-18 size 4mm beads (can be 4mm round, bicone or fire-polished beads)
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads
• Two small (3-4mm) closed jump rings, two open 4mm jump rings or two Cymbal™ elements, depending on which method you use to attach your earrings to your earring findings
• A pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 4 feet of FireLine.

Leaving about a six-inch tail that you can weave in and cut at any time after Step 2, string an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead, a 4mm bead, an 8/0 seed bead and a 4mm bead.

Tie the beads together with a tight double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you just strung, grab your tail thread and tie another tight knot:

Step 3: Go back up through the 8/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead and the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and down through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and up through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier and up through the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String four 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and four more 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the 4mm bead that you added earlier, across through the 8/0 seed bead and up through the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the top left 4mm bead and down through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the bottom left 4mm bead and around through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the bottom right 4mm bead and up through the four 11/0 seed beads, the 8/0 seed bead and the four 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String five 11/0 seed beads. Go around (but not through) the top right 4mm bead and down through the four 11/0 seed beads and the 8/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: Go back around through the 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 13: Go back around through the eleven 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String a Ginko bead.

NOTE: Position the Ginko beads the way they appear in my illustrations as you add them.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go around and across through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:

Step 15: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go around and up through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:

Step 17: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 18: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go around and across through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:

Step 19: Go around through the nine 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 20: String another Ginko bead.

String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go around and down through the second hole of the same Ginko bead that you just added:

Step 21: Go around through the seven 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 22: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 23: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 24: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 25: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 26: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 27: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 28: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the 11/0 seed bead, the 3mm fire-polished bead and the 11/0 seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 29: String three 11/0 seed beads.

Go around through the five 11/0 seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 30: Go back around through the outer edge of beads (highlighted in RED) and exit from the top 3mm fire-polished bead:

Closed Jump Ring

Step 31: To add a closed jump ring, string an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, two 11/0 seed beads, a 4mm bead and an 11/0 seed bead.

Go through the jump ring and then go back down through the 11/0 seed bead, the 4mm bead and the 11/0 seed bead that you just strung:

Step 32: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):

Step 33: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and your jump ring:

Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot and cut your thread. Connect your earring to your earring finding.

Open Jump Ring

I love the way Linda Genaw attaches her earring findings and this is a variation of her method.

Step 31: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead, an 11/0 seed bead, an 8/0 seed bead, an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go around and back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):

Step 32: Go back around through the beads that you just added (highlighted in RED):

Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot and cut your thread.

Step 33: Open and insert the jump ring through the 8/0 seed bead, close it and connect it to your earring finding:

    

Cymbal Element

Many of the Beadsmith Cymbal™ elements work wonderfully instead of jump rings.

Step 31: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go through a Cymbal element. String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm fire-polished bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go back across through the top 3mm fire-polished bead on the motif (highlighted in RED):

Step 32: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the Cymbal element:

Weave back around through the outer edge of beads again, knot, cut your thread and attach the Cymbal to your earring finding.

 

 

 

Beads used in the photo above

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

White/Gold version:
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Matte Metallic Flax
• 16-18 size 4mm round beads: Opaque Satin Gold
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads: White opal luster

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

Lavender/Green version:
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Matte Metallic Flax
• 16-18 size 4mm bicone beads: Swarovski Crystal Chrysolite Opal
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads: White Opal Violet Terracotta

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

Blue/Green Turquoise version:
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #4514 Picasso Matte Seafoam Green
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads: Toho #PF2103 Permanent Finish Silver-Lined Milky Peridot
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Milky Peridot
• 16-18 size fire-polished beads: Milky Aquamarine
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads: Opal Green Aqua White Luster

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

Bronze/Chalk Lazure Blue version:
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #461 Metallic Chocolate
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads: Miyuki #461 Metallic Chocolate
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Tortoise Luster Picasso
• 16-18 size 4mm round beads: Dark Bronze
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads: Chalk Lazure Blue

Crosswise Earrings, free Ginko bead pattern

Backlit Aquasol/Silver version:
• About 200 size 11/0 Miyuki rocaille seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 8-10 size 8/0 rocaille seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Capri Blue
• 16-18 size 4mm bicone: Swarovski Emerald AB 2x
• 8 two-hole Czech Ginko beads: Backlit Aquasol
• 2 Cymbal elements: Antique Silver Plated Pilos

 

For more color and bead combinations, click on the photo below to visit the RedPandaBeads.com Gallery of Color Suggestions!