Monday, 12 April 2010

first steps of earring

Step 1: Load the 10 seed beads on the thread you want to be outside, knot the two threads together and start with ring 14 ds.
Continue with chain 1-4-4-1. On the core thread load the 6mm bead and hold it with a thick paper clip or other mean.

Step 2: Reduce gap between bead and chain, work the next 7ds.

Step 3: Take the thread of the other color and work a ring: 3-8, join to the thread of the bead, and work other 9ds and join to first picot of previous chain.

Step 4: Work the next 20ds.

Step 5: Close the ring and put the chain with the bead behind the ring.


Valerie said...

this is so interesting, iris. thanks for showing the way... i haven't used beads in my tatting for quite a while, until recently when i decided i shd with a pendant exchange. love your jewelery designs.

Tatteristic! said...

Iris, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful earring pattern. I've already selected my thread and beads and can't wait to get started.

vicki said...

Ready for the next step...and thank you for posting the steps...they are beautiful! Can't wait to proceed!

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing such a stunning earring pattern. Karen in OR

BeadweaverDeb said...

I like doing these types of things. I messed up on todays so I will be doing it over. I am attempting to make mine purple and red.

Unknown said...

I feel like there is a step missing? When I close the ring the picots are all facing the wrong direction! And I've tried three times, Help.