Monday, November 24, 2008

Seed Beaded Christmas Light Bulb Earring Pattern

Hi!
Here is a pattern for some really quick and easy brick stitch

Christmas light bulb earrings~


technique: brick stitch (two drop and single)
supplies:
11/0 seed beads (could also use Toho Treasures or Delicas)
in 3 different colors
beading needle
thread


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These earrings are done using a combination of two drop and single brick stitch. You will be starting in the center of the earring. Start by stringing 4 beads. You will do a ladder stitch, creating 9 rows of two beads in each row. Next you will work your way up...following the pattern. Once you get to the last row with two beads, then you string 6 beads to create the loop for the ear wire. You will want to go through the loop a couple times to reinforce it. Now you work your way down the earring and flip to do the bottom half. Follow the pattern by doing 3 rows of 2 drop brick stitch, then finish the rest with a single bead brick stitch until you get to the last row with two beads. To finish, tie off and weave loose threads through and cut. This earring pattern can be done in any color combination. I could also see it as a strawberry! Just add some random black seeds throughout and change the "stem" to green:)
Finished earrings:
check out this website for really helpful, free beading tutorials:http://www.beadseast.com/primers.html
want to make your own designs?look here for free bead graph paper:http://shala.addr.com/beads/resources/graphpaper/


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6 comments:

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love your pattern. It is really cute. These would look gorgeous in silverlined seed beads.

threemoonbabies said...

I agree! Thank You:)

Unique2it said...

wow, just found this pattern via google, and i'm really excited to try it! thank you so much for your awesome patterns!

threemoonbabies said...

You're Welcome! If you have any questions, let me know.

Elisa said...

These are lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

Marjorie said...

You are Welcome:) Glad that you like it!