PETITE PAISLEY EARRINGS

Petite Paisley Earrings

Some quick and easy earrings you can make with Paisley Duo or ZoliDuo beads—Czech two-hole paisley-shaped beads!

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

MATERIALS

• About 4 feet of 6 lb. FireLine (or really any thread of choice will work fine)
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads
• 2 size 3mm beads of any type or 8/0 seed beads
• 16 two-hole paisley-shaped beads (16 Paisley Duo beads or 8 left and 8 right ZoliDuo beads)
• Two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• A pair of earring findings

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

When beading these earrings, the hardest part is the beginning—getting the two-hole paisley-shaped beads going in the right direction, especially if you use ZoliDuo beads which have a “left” and “right” bead version. I find it easiest to lay them out on my bead mat first, using the picture below as a guide.

Leaving about a six-inch tail that you can weave in and cut at any time, string a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads, an 11/0 seed bead, a pair of two-hole paisley-shaped beads and an 11/0 seed bead:

Step 2: Tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 3: Go back around through the two-hole paisley-shaped beads and 11/0 seed beads that you just added. Grab your tail thread and tie another tight knot:

Step 4: Go back through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 5: Go around and down through the outer hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String a 15/0 seed bead and go through the outside hole of the two-hole paisley-shaped bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: String two 11/0 seed beads and go through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String an 11/0 seed bead and go up though the beads highlighted in RED. The 11/0 seed bead that you just added should sit below the pair of two 11/0 seed beads so that the trio of beads form a nice point:

Step 15: String an 11/0 seed bead and go up though the beads highlighted in RED. Again, the 11/0 seed bead that you just added should sit beside the pair of two 11/0 seed beads so that the trio of beads form a nice point:

Step 16: String an 11/0 seed bead, a 3mm bead and an 11/0 seed bead. Go through your jump ring and then back down through the beads that you just strung. Continue down through the beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: String an 11/0 seed bead and go around though the beads highlighted in RED. Again, this trio of 11/0 seed beads should form a nice point:

Step 18: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

Step 19: Go back around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED:

Weave back into the earring, knot and cut your thread. Attach your earring to your jump ring.

 

Linda Genaw’s method for adding a jump ring:

 

OPTIONAL STEP 16: I love the way Linda Genaw adds her earring jump rings. Instead of adding the beads and jump ring as directed in Step 16, just add a size 8/0 seed bead so it sits on the top two 11/0 seed beads:

Continue on with the rest of the steps. Once you are finished, open and insert the jump ring through the 8/0 seed bead, close it and connect it to your finding:

You can find loads of tips, examples and inspiration at Linda’s blog here:
http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com

 

 

 

Beads used in the photo above:

Petite Paisley Earrings

Amethyst ZoliDuo version (left):
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 2 size 8/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 left and 8 right ZoliDuo beads: Luster Opaque Amethyst Left and Luster Opaque Amethyst Right

Sliperit Paisley Duo version (right):
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #27000 Crystal Full Labrador
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Czech/Miyuki #55006 Crystal Full Labrador
• 2 size 3mm round beads: Saturated Metallic Pink Yarrow
• 16 Paisley Duo beads: Jet Full Sliperit

Petite Paisley Earrings

Red Paisley Duo version:
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 8 size 15/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 2 size 3mm round beads: Matte Metallic Aztec Gold
• 16 Paisley Duo beads: Gold Splash Red