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Designed by: Beata Gadomska
Make a tropical-coloured pair of earrings for summer using Swarovski crystals, twin hole beads and some trending tassels! In this project, you will learn how to bezel a Swarovski crystal rivoli and make a pretty beaded 3D ball shape.
Pick up 26 size 11 seed beads, drop to 10cm from the end of the thread and loop to make a circle.
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 beads, 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.
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.
Take the needle through the last round of 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.
Work one round of peyote stitch with size 15 seed beads and then put the rivoli into the bezel face down. Pull the thread taut. Work another round with size 15 seed beads then take the needle through just the last round of 13 seed beads again. Pull thread taut and half hitch over one of the threads between the beads.
Take the needle through the bezel diagonally again to come out one of the size 11 seed beads in the middle row. Pick up one size 11 seed bead, miss two seed beads that are side by side and take the needle through the next size 11 seed bead. Repeat all the way round then ‘step up’ through the last seed bead on the ring base and the first seed bead added on this round.
Add size 8 seed bead between each of the ‘up’ beads, step up again through the first seed bead added in this round.
Add Swarovski bicone bead between each of the ‘up’ beads. Use only 12 bicones, then pick up two Twin Hole beads go through 8 size seed bead and the first Swarovski bicone added on this round.
Add 8 size seed bead between each Swarovski bead. Use 11 seed beads only. Then pick up 11 size seed bead go through Swarovski bead and bottom whole of two TWH. Pick up 11 size seed bead go through Swarovski bead and first 8 size seed bead added this round.
Pick up two 15 size seed bead, one 11 size seed bead and two 15 size seed bead. Go through 8 size seed bead. Repeat 10 times, then go through top whole in first TWH pick three size 15 seed beads, go through top whole in second TWH and size 11 seed bead. Pick up two 15 size seed bead, one 11 size seed bead and two 15 size seed bead to complete making a pendant.
To make the beaded bead
Pick up TWH bead and size 8 seed bead. Repeat 4 times, then go through all beads again. Step up through top whole of TWH bead.
Add size 8 seed bead between each TWH bead. Go one more time through all beads then step up through size 8 seed bead.
Sew through single bead added on the previous round, pick five size 15 seed beads and back through size 8 seed bead to make a little loop. Repeat step 3 and 4 on other side.
Add a jump ring with ear wire on one side of pendant. Connect beaded bead with pendant and tassel using jumprings
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