JOLIE EARRINGS

copyright 2016 Deborah Roberti

Jolie Band, free at AroundTheBeadingTable.com

MATERIALS
• 4 feet of 6 lb. FireLine
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads
• 12 size 3mm beads (any type size 3mm bead will work—Minos® beads, fire-polished beads, round beads, crystals, etc.)
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads (referred to as Arcos beads within the Step text)
• 2 size 6mm two-hole beads (Czech two-hole Cabochon beads, Silky beads, Honeycomb beads and DiscDuo beads work great)
• two small (2-4mm) closed jump rings
• a pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with about 2 feet of FireLine.

Leaving about a 5-inch tail that you can weave in and make disappear at any time, string two seed beads and three 3mm beads.

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

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

Step 3: Go back across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 4: String two seed beads.

Go up through the right hole of an Arcos bead:

NOTE: Although Arcos beads have three holes, you’ll only be using the two outside holes for this design. Just ignore the middle hole.

Step 5: String a seed bead and go up through the right hole of a two-hole bead.

String another seed bead and go up through the right hole of a new Arcos bead:

Step 6: String six seed beads.

Go around the top of the Arcos bead that you just exited (highlighted in RED) and then down through the left hole of this same Arcos bead:

Step 7: String a seed bead.

Go down through the left hole of the two-hole bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String a seed bead.

Go down through the left hole of the Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two seed beads.

Go across through the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go back up through the right hole of the bottom Arcos bead, the seed bead above, the right hole of the two-hole bead, the seed bead above and the right hole of the top Arcos bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back around through the six seed beads, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 12: String three seed beads.

Go around the two-hole bead and then down through the seed bead, the left hole of the Arcos bead and the six seed beads highlighted in RED:

NOTE: Unfortunately, not all size 11/0 seed beads are actually the same size. If three seed beads doesn’t seem like enough to wrap around the two-hole bead in Step 12 and 14, just add four seed beads instead.

Step 13: Go up through the right hole of the Arcos bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads.

Go around the two-hole bead and then up through the seed bead, the right hole of the Arcos bead and the four seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String two 3mm beads and a seed bead.

Go around through your jump ring and then back down through the seed bead and the second 3mm bead that you just strung:

Step 16: String another 3mm bead.

Go across through the two seed beads highlighted in RED:

Step 17: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

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

Step 19: Go back around through the beads highlighted in RED and the jump ring:

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

 

Beads used in the photo above:

Pink version:
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4204 Duracoat Champagne Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm Minos® beads: Opaque Violet Gold Luster
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads: Opaque Violet Gold Luster
• 2 size 6mm Czech two-hole Cabochon beads: Chalk White Lila Gold Luster

Blue version:
• About 50 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki #4221 Duracoat Light Pewter Rocailles
• 12 size 3mm round beads: Baby Blue Luster
• 4 Arcos® Par Puca® beads: Opaque Light Green Luster
• 2 size 6mm Czech two-hole Cabochon beads: Chalk White Blue Luster

 

Matching Jolie Band pattern available by clicking on the photo below:

Jolie Band