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How to make beaded fan earrings – beaded earrings. A jewellery making tutorial

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Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Intermediate

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You can never have enough earrings. They go perfectly with every outfit. The more earrings there are in your drawer, the better. We, handicraftswomen, are lucky because we can make any kind of earrings we want. We can make a pair of earrings for each of our blouses or dresses. All you need is a bit of time, a handful of beads, a thread and a needle. Paula Ziemska has got a big collection of earrings and she would like to help you to complete yours. This time she will show you how to make fan earrings. She will use beads in various sizes, so you may learn something new again. Let’s do this!

Supplies used in this project:

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First of all, take both split rings and put some glue on the ends of the rings. It will prevent the thread from going through the gaps of the split rings.

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Let the glue dry.

Now, prepare 60 cm long thread and thread the needle.

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Tie a knot and leave about 10 cm tail.

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String 2 11/0 TOHO beads, pass the needle under the split ring and pass through the 2nd TH bead.

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String 1 bead and repeat the moves from the 3rd step. You should add 16 TH beads in total.

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Tie a knot using your working and tail threads.

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It’s going to be the most difficult part. Choose one of the beads – it will be the central part of the circle. Count two beads starting from the central beads. Pass the needle between the connecting threads of these two beads.

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We are by the 3rd bead (counting from the central one) and we will start making the fan here. String 2 8/0 TH and pass the needle under the connecting threads of 11/0 TH beads. Pass the needle under the connecting threads and pass through the 2nd 8/0 TH.

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String 1 bead and continue with the Brick Stitch. Add 10 beads in total the same way.

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Row 3

It’s time to add 3 mm FP beads. We will add 14 FP in total, so more than in the previous row. That means, we will add two beads at one connection in some parts.

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You need to work intuitively – if there is a gap, it means you should add an extra bead there

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Row 4

It’s time for 6/0 TH beads. There will be 12 of them in this row. 1 less than a number of spaces in the previous row. That’s why we start the 4th row from stringing 2 beads and passing the needle under the 2nd connecting thread (between the 2nd and the 3rd bead) – not the 1st one.

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Add 1 bead each time, until you have completed this row.

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Row 5

We will add 4 mm FP beads now. There will be 16 of them in total, so analogously to the 3rd row – if there’s a gap, add an extra FP bead.

As you can see, there are 11/0 TH beads except for the FP in the 5th row (added to finish the fan in a decorative way). How to do that? String FP – TH - FP and pass the needle under the connecting threads of the previous row.

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Pass the needle through the 2nd FP bead.

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Continue stringing TH and FP beads. Remember, the working thread should come out of a FP bead.

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Continue until you have completed the whole row.

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Pass the needle towards the last connecting threads that connect 11/0 and 4 mm FP. Make a loop and pass the needle through the whole side of the fan. Cut the unneeded part of the thread.

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Finally, it’s time to finish your work. Thread the needle with the slack thread, string 8/0 TH bead and place it above the central bead of your work.

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Pass the needle under the connecting threads.

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And then, pass the needle through the 2nd side of the fan and through the near rows

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Cut the unneeded part of the thread.

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Attach a split ring to the 8/0 TH bead and attach an earring wire to the split ring.

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One earring is done. One more to make. Make it quickly and show your fans in our group. I’m  waiting for the results of your work impatiently.

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You know how to make fan earrings, so now it’s time for your colouristic and beading combinations. We really hope that we will find plenty of works on our Facebook group.

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