Friday, November 7, 2008

Seed Beaded Christmas Tree Earring Pattern

Hi!
Here is a pattern for some really cute and easy brick stitch Christmas tree earrings~

technique: brick stitch

supplies:
11/0 seed beads
(3 different colors)
(6) 4mm Czech fire polished faceted glass beads
(1) 6mm Czech fire polished faceted glass bead
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This earring is done in a 3 drop brick stitch with 4mm sized Czech fire polished glass beads added in. I start at the bottom row of the tree and work my way up to the top. After finishing the 7th row ( the 3 rows of 3 drop), next add a 6mm sized Czech fire polished glass bead by going up through the middle 3 drop row, row 2, and up through the 6mm bead. Then add 6 seed bead and go back down through the 6mm bead to form a loop. The loop will be used to hang the tree on your earring hook. Lastly, I go down though the tree to add the trunk. Do one row, 4 wide, of three drop brick stitch, then finish with a sing row of brick stitch. Tie off...and finish as you usually do...threading the thread through to hide it, etc. This project will work up nicely with many different color variations. I am planning on doing an all white, flocked version too!

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have!


Here is an example of finished earring:



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6 comments:

ChezChani said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing

threemoonbabies said...

You're Welcome! I'm glad that you like them:)

Bead Weasel said...

These are absolutely gorgeous -- a reasonably fast to make. (That equals the perfect Christmas gifty!) Thank you -- so sincerely -- for sharing this project. I look for a new earring to make each year for my sisters and best friends.

threemoonbabies said...

You are Welcome! I like that they are fast to make also:) Hope to be posting some more patterns soon.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Love the pattern. Thank you for sharing it.

Debbie said...

I love the Holiday seed bead earrings especially the Santa Claus. I have never done any type of Brick Stitch or any other type of stitches. I'm totally lost here. I was wondering if you would allow me to somehow copy these patterns? I tried to copy them to my laptop but it wouldn't allow me to, said I needed your authorization. I also saw that you have the patterns in a ebook. Do you by chance have one in print & could tell me what it sells for? Is working with these stitches easy? What type of string or wire do I use? I also wondered if you would sell any of your seed bead Holiday Earrings like the Santa, Beaded Xmas Tree, or some of the others you've previously made. I would love to get my Mother a pair of the Santa Claus & maybe another one or two, possibly a couple more pair as gifts for Christmas or something Non-Christmas related that's a seed beaded earring that I like. Could you tell me if you would make up a pair or two, perhaps a couple more? Also, what you would charge for these? I just signed into the site about 2 hours ago so I haven't looked at everything completely..I like to make earrings but I am a new beginner to the craft. I found a pair of earrings at a craft showing that I knew my Mother would love(they were her birthstone) but they lady wouldn't sell them to me nor would she agree to take an order for another pair because she lived out of state. But maybe I can find a pair similar on your site & can see if you have the project sheet, I can learn to make them myself.They're similar to the earrings called Glamorous Crystal Cluster Earrings but these didn't have a metal disc that I saw because they were a completely beaded cluster. Like a rounded ball but with points; it was done in Swarovski Crystal Bicones in two sizes. Do you know what I'm talking about or have you ever made any of these? I'm sure they have another name for that pair, but this is what they named it on this site tonight & then I also ran across your site tonite. I look forward to hearing back from you. You can email me privately at Sweetp8963@aol.com. Thanks so much & God Bless, Debbie