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Belle of the Ball Earrings Tutorial

This month, the lovely Donna from the BD Design Team shows us how to create a gorgeous pair of earrings with Swarovski Pearls and Bicones. With the shimmer of red and gold, these ‘Belle of the Ball’ earrings will have you ready for the festive celebrations!

Find all of your materials for this project right HERE or check out the materials list below. Bell

Materials

(A) Swarovski Bright Gold 3mm Pearls (HH235)
(B) Toho  Silver-Lined  Round Seed Beads (15TR22)
(C) 6mm Swarovski Siam Bicones (AC82)
(D) 4mm Swarovski Siam Bicones (AC77)
Gold Plated Earwires (F1003)
Fireline Beading Thread (TC300)
Needle (W474)
Scissors


1. Pick up 6A, go through them all again, and the first one once more to bring them into a circle.
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2. Pick up 1B and go through the next A bead. Repeat five more times and step up by going through the first B bead again.2

3. Pick up 4B and go through the next B from Step 2. Repeat five more times and step up through the first 4B stitch.3

4. Pick up 1B and got through the next 4B. Repeat five more times and step up through the 1st B added.
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5. Pick up 3B and go through the one you were exiting again to create a Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch.
Repeat to add a RAW stitch to each single B bead added in Step 4.5

6. Go through the next 3B. Pick up 1B and go through the top 3B of the RAW stitch.
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7. Pick up 1B and go through the 2nd and 3rd B of the 4B from Step 3.
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8. Repeat Steps 6 & 7 five more times.

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9. Exiting the top bead of a RAW stitch, pick up 2B, 1C, 2B. Go through the top bead of the next RAW stitch.
This will be the top part of the earring.
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10. Work through to exit the top bead of the next RAW stitch. Pick up 2B, 1D, 2B and go through the top bead of the next RAW stitch.10

11. Repeat Step 9.
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12. Pick up 2B, 1D, 2B and go through the top bead of the next RAW stitch.
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13. Work through the next 2B. Pick up 1B, skip over the gap, and go through the next B.
Work through to exit the B before the C bead at the top.
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14. Pick up 11B, skip the C bead, and go through the next 5B.
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15. Pick up 1B, skip over the gap, and go through the next B. Work through to exit the B bead before the D bead.
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16. Pick up 5B, skip the D bead and go through the next B.
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17. Pick up 1A and go through the B bead before the C.
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18. Pick up 9B, skip the C bead, and go through the next B.
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19. Pick up 1A and go through the B bead before the D.
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20. Pick up 5B, skip the D bead, and go through the next B.
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21. Work through to exit the middle bead of the 11B added in Step 14.
Pick up 7B and an earwire and go through the B bead you were exiting again.
Retrace your thread path around the loop to strengthen it.
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22. Work though to exit the last of the 5B added around the D bead.
Pick up 6B and go through the 1st of the 9B added around the C bead.
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23. Work through to exit the last of the 9B around the C bead.
Pick up 6B and go through the 1st of the 5B around the D bead. Finish off the thread.

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24. Repeat to make a second earring.

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Thank you for sharing your festive design with us Donna.
Have a very Merry Christmas everyone! 🎅🎄

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