LEAF EARRINGS

copyright 2009 Deborah Roberti

MATERIALS:

• 2 yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• Approximately 60 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457L Light Bronze.
• 12 size 3mm fire-polished beads: I used Czech Bronze on Topaz Base.
• 30 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Chrysolite Satin.
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of ear wires, or whichever type of earring finding you prefer

Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of Fireline. String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, three seed beads and a bicone crystal. Leaving about a 6- to 8-inch tail, tie the beads in a circle with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back up and around through the bicone crystal, the three seed beads, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you strung in the last step:

Step 3: Go back up through the bicone crystal and the seed bead:

Step 4: String two seed beads. Go through the jump ring and then go back through the second seed bead that you just strung:

Step 5: String a seed bead. Go back down and around through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal high­lighted in RED:

Step 6: String three bicone crystals. Go around and back across through the bicone crystal that you exited at the end of the last step:

Step 7: Go back down through the bicone crystal that you added in the last step:

Step 8: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go across through the seed bead and the bicone crystal and then down through the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a bicone crystal. Go across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead, and then down through the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: String a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead, a bicone crystal, a seed bead and a fire-polished bead.

Go around and across through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back down through the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal and the seed bead that you added in the last step (all beads highlighted in RED):

Step 12: String a bicone crystal, a seed bead, a fire-polished bead, three seed beads, a fire-polished bead, a seed bead and a bicone crystal.

Go around and up through the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 13: Go back across through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal, and then down through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead high­lighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads. Go back up through the seed bead, the fire-polished bead, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the fire-polished bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: Go back up through the bicone crystal, the seed bead, the bicone crystal, the seed bead and the bicone crystal highlighted in RED:

Step 16: Go back up through the three seed beads, through the jump ring and back down through the three seed beads (all beads highlighted in RED):

Weave your way back into the earring, knot and cut your thread. Thread your needle with the tail from Step 1, weave your way into your earring, knot and cut your thread. Attach your earring finding to the jump ring:



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