Crystal Anemone Earrings
Products used in this project
Rose petal beads
Size 15 seed beads-A
Size 11 seed beads-B
Size 15 seed beads -C
28mm Swarovski chatons
1Bee charm (optional)
Pick up 10A, go through them all again, and the first one once more to bring them into a circle.
Pick up 2A, 1B, 2A and go through the bead you were exiting again, and the next bead in the circle, to create a RAW stitch.
Pick up 2A, 1B and go down through the first 2A in Step 2, the bead you were exiting, and the next one in the circle.
Repeat Step 3 seven more times.
To make the last RAW stitch go up through the 2A added in the first RAW stitch, pick up 1B, and go down through the 2A of the previous stitch. Work through to exit a B bead.
Pick up 1B and go through the next B to create a peyote stitch. Repeat nine more times to complete the row and step up through the first B added.
Repeat Step 6 to add a second row of peyote in B beads.
Place the chaton inside the bezel, pick up 1A and go through the next B bead. Repeat nine more times to complete the row, retracing the thread path through these beads to tighten the bezel around the chaton.
Adding the Petals
Exiting a B bead at the front of the bezel, pick up 2C, 1 petal (going through it from front to back), 2C and go through the next B bead round the bezel but in the back row.
Pick up 2C, 1 petal (going through it from back to front), 2C and go through the next B bead on the front of the bezel.
Repeat Steps 9 and 10 all the way round the bezel. The petals will look a little wonky at this point but the next step will neaten them up.
Work through to exit one of the unused B beads in the front of the bezel. Pick up 2C, go through the petal bead (from front to back as before), pick up 2C and go through the next unused B bead on the back of the bezel just like you did in Step 9.
Work in this way all the way around, adding 2C to the front and back of each petal as before. The petals should now all sit nicely around the edge of the bezel.
Step up through the first 2C on the petal. Pick up 1C and go through the next 2C on this petal and the first 2C on the next petal.
Repeat Step 14 all the way around the flower then work through to the back and repeat to add 1C between each pair of 2C stitches on the back too.
Exiting one of the point beads added in Step 15 (on the back of the flower), pick up 15C and an earwire making sure that the earwire is facing the right way. Go through the bead you were exiting and all 15C again to strengthen the loop. Finish off the thread ends.
Optional Step - stitch the bee charm on to the front of the flower, using one of the point beads.
Make a second earring to match the first. I chose to put the bee charm on only one but you could add one to both if you wish.
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