BETSY'S CRYSTAL LACE EARRINGS

(copyright 2016 Deborah Roberti)

Betsy's Crystal Lace Earrings

My Crystal Lace Necklace pattern adapted into some beautiful earrings by Betsy Ramsey of RedPandaBeads.com. You can find more color and bead combinations at the Gallery of Color Suggestions here:
http://www.redpandabeads.com/category_s/3510.htm.

MATERIALS
• About 4 feet 6 lb. FireLine
• About 40 size 11/0 seed beads
• 6 size 4mm bicone crystals
• 6 size 4mm glass pearls
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of earring findings

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

String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a pearl, a seed bead, a bicone crystal and a seed bead.
Leaving about a six-inch tail that you can weave in and make disappear at any time, tie the beads in a circle with a tight double knot:

Step 2: Go back through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the pearl and the seed bead that you strung in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 3: String three seed beads.

Go around and back across through the seed bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED), forming a small circle of four seed beads:

Step 4: Go up through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 5: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a pearl and a seed bead.

Go around and back up through the bicone crystal that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 6: Go back around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the pearl and the seed bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 7: Go down through the seed bead on the small circle of four seed beads (highlighted in RED):

Step 8: String two seed beads.

Go around and back through the seed bead that you exited at the end of Step 6 (forming an adjoining small circle of seed beads), and then go up through the middle bicone crystal (both beads highlighted in RED):

Step 9: Go up through the top-left seed bead (highlighted in RED):

Step 10: String three seed beads, a pearl and two seed beads.

Go around through the jump ring and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 11: Go back down through the seed bead, the pearl and the seed bead that you added in the last step (highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String two more seed beads.

Go down through the seed bead, the center bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

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

 

This pattern matches the Crystal Lace Bracelet pattern:

...and the Crystal Lace Necklaces pattern:

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