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Gold and Bronze Earrings

Step 1

Cut approximately 1.5 m of thread. Pick up 38 size 11 seed beads, drop to 10 cm from the end of the thread and loop to make a circle.

Step 2

Pick up a size 11 seed bead, miss a seed bead on the base ring and take the needle through the next seed around. Pick up another size 11 seed bead, miss a seed bead and go through the next. Repeat all the way round to create this up/down pattern then ‘step up’ through the last seed bead on the ring base and the first seed bead added on this round.

Step 3

Add size 15 seed bead between each of the ‘up’ beads, step up again through the first seed bead added in this round and pull thread taut to create a tubular shape. Continue the peyote stitch adding one more round of size 15 seed beads.

Step 4

Take the needle through all size 15 seed beads again and pull up to create a good dome shape. Take the needle diagonally through the seed bead bezel to come out through one of size 11 seed beads at the other edge.

Step 5

Work one round of peyote stitch with size 15 seed beads and then put the cabochon into the bezel face down. Pull the thread taut. Work another two rounds with size 15 seed beads.

Step 6

Pick one size 15 seed bead, skip one “up” size 15 seed bead and go through next one. Repeat all the way round.

Step 7

Pick size 11 seed bead, go through next “up” size 15 seed bead and repeat all the way round.

Step 8

Add size 11 seed bead between each of the “up” beads.

Step 9

Add size 15 seed bead between each size 11 seed bead and pull thread taut to create a tubular shape. Take the needle diagonally through seed bead bezel to come out through one of size 11 seed beads in the middle of the circle you made in step 1 & 2.

Step 10

Pick up 3x size 11 seed beads and go through next seed bead in the middle of the circle. Repeat all the way round.

Step 11

Pick up 1x size 8 hexagon seed bead and go through second seed bead you added in previous round. Repeat all the way round.

Step 12

Pick up size 11 seed bead and go through each size 8 hexagon seed bead. Repeat all the way round.

Step 13

Pick up 1x size 11 seed bead, 1x size 15 seed bead, 1x size 11 seed bead and go through each size 11 seed bead you added in previous round.

Step 14

Your needle comes off size 15 seed bead. Pick 1x Fire Polish bead and 1x size 11 seed bead. Go through Fire Polish bead, size 15 seed bead and next size 15 seed bead. Repeat 10 times. Secure your thread.

Step 15

Thread your needle on the Nymo thread. Place it exactly in the middle of thread. Make a knot.

Step 16

Pick up 1x round bead and 4 size 8 hexagon seed bead, go between two pieces of thread.

Step 17

Pick up another 4 size 8 hexagon seed beads and go through round bead and first size 8 hexagon seed bead from previous round.

Step 18

Pick up 1x size 11 seed bead, go through next size 8 hexagon seed bead. Repeat all the way round.

Step 19

Your thread comes off form size 11 seed bead. Pick up 3x size 11 seed beads, go through next size 11 seed bead. Repeat all the way round.

Step 20

Your thread comes off from third size 11 seed bead from previous round. Pick up 1x size 8 hexagon seed bead and go through two size 11 seed beads (the nearest ones). Repeat seven times.

Step 21

Your thread comes off from size 8 hexagon seed bead. Pick up 2x size 11 seed bead, 1x earwire, 2x size 11 seed bead. Go through hexagon seed bead you just come off to make a loop.

Step 22

Go to opposite hexagon seed bead. Pick up 1x size 11 seed bead, go through size 15 seed bead from the edge of the bezel. Go through two size 11 seed beads and size 15 seed bead. Pick up size 11 seed bead and go back through hexagon bead to make a loop and connect two pieces of earring.