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Circular Peyote Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Circular Peyote Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Do you like Seed  Beads? For many of you, we know this is a silly question! They give us so many opportunities that it is impossible to get bored with them. You can create and invent and create endlessly. Just see how much fun Monika has with her beads. This time she decided to show you how to make hoop earrings from seed and firepolish beads. The stitch you will use is Circular Peyote. Ready? Let's Stitch!

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Designed by Monika Wojdyla - September 2021

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Cut a length of approx. 1 metre of thread (an good arms span).

Pick up 30 x 11/0 Toho beads on the thread.

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We tie the two ends of the thread together to form a circle, but not too tight.

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Pass the thread through a few beads. 

I sew these earrings with the ring stretched over my finger. It is easier for me to work with and understand.

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Take one Toho 11/0 and pass through a Toho from the circle, skipping one bead on the way. ("X" marked the place where the thread comes out)

We will add a bead to the circle, passing through every other bead until the end.

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We pass so that the thread comes out of the added bead.

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Now we will add 8/0 beads between the gaps

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It should look like this.

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Second row of Toho 8/0 beads.
The thread should come out of the added 8/0 bead.
Between the gaps we add another row now.

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It should now look like this.

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We pass the thread through the beads to the other side of the circle so that the thread comes out of the outer 11/0 bead.

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And we add 8/0 beads between the gaps of the 11/0 beads

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A curve will appear - like this:

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We add a second row of 8/0 beads.

Then we add another row between the beads we have just added.

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We have a twisted circle. You can shape them a little with your fingers if you did not like it.

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The thread should come out of the 8/0 bead of the last row added.

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And now we add FirePolish 3mm to the gaps

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The thread should come out of FirePolish.
Now we are going to sew the two sides together. So we pierce the outer Toho bead on the other side.

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Now back in FirePolish.

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And now back in Toho. Continue to the end.

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It's best to go around like that one more time. Toho and FirePolish alternately.

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We finish by walking the threads in a circle, knotting occasionally and cutting the threads. 

I usually go more than once just to be sure.

Also think about how you want to hang earwires. Whether to make loops from toho 15/0 from the FirePolish bead to the FirePolish bead or, like me, put the ring through the 8/0 bead. If you prefer a beaded loop, remember to go through it at least twice and finish the piece properly.

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Add your work to an earring base by passing a jump ring through a size 8/0 seed bead and the loop of your earwire.

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The earrings are ready to wear! 

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