How to make earrings using TOHO beads – a jewellery making tutorial
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
Do you like long, but lightweight earrings? If yes, you’re in the right place. Monika Wojdyła has prepared a jewellery making tutorial especially for you in which she shows you how to make earrings finished with a fine jade charm using TOHO beads. The earrings are easy to made and the final effect is really nice. Let’s stitch!
Using the method presented in this tutorial you will be able to make as long earrings as you like. By changing the colours you will create earrings in a different style. It’s really fast to make them, so I think you won’t settle for just only one pair.
Supplies used in this project:
- 11/0 TOHO beads, here: TOHO Hybrid Metallic Suede Gold
- Jewellery stones - drops with drilling on the sides, here: 13 x 18 x 6 mm jade drops. Stones may be replaced with CrystaLove drops
- Earwires, here: 16 mm antique brown leverback earwires
- Jewellery threads – in a matching colour, here: S-Lon AA Tex 35 Golden Yellow
- Bead mat
String 4 T (TOHO beads), an earwire and 3 T.
To make your work easier, tie a knot to close everything in a circle.
Pass the needle through the circle once again, but only through the elements marked in the picture with “X”. Omit the three not marked elements by passing under them so that they will make “corners”. I tried to show it in the pictures. You can see the thread that is placed under the omitted beads.
I pass the needle around 3 times to tighten my work. The earwire is attached to this thread there.
As you finish, the thread should come out of the central bead.
String 7 T and pass through the central bead once again to make another loop.
And again, pass through this loop 1.5 time, but only through the beads marked with “X”. Omit the three not marked beads by passing under them, so that they make “corners”.
Add the following loops the same way until you have reached the desired length.
It’s time to attach the drop. The thread should come out of the central, bottom bead. String 3 T – a drop – 3 T. Pass through the central, bottom bead of the last loop once again.
You may pass through the last loop once again, including the drop, without omitting any beads this time.
Pass up through the beads towards the tail thread. Tie a knot. Pass through the beads with both threads and trim.
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