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Round Triangle Weave Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Round Triangle Weave Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Joanne

Difficulty: Beginner

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This week we will see how different Triangle Weave looks when worked in a round and with a different shape of bead. In this tutorial we will create a pretty motif, reminiscent of a flower, to form a pair of show stopping Earrings. Ready? Let's Stitch!

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Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream jewellery.

Designed by Joanne - July 2022

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Add approx. 1m of your chosen thread to your needle and pick up 6 seed beads. Leaving a good 20cm tail, pass through all the seed beads again and once more through the first one added. This will pull them into a circle.


Tips:

  • Ensure your needle and thread are thin enough to pass through the size 10/0 beads a few times. Joanne used a size 10 short needle and size D Nymo.
  • Keep the tension snug throughout.

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Pick up a round, a seed bead, a bicone, a seed bead and a round.

Pass back through the seed bead your tail end is exiting from and the next seed bead along.

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Pull the triangle snug. Pick up a round, a seed bead, a bicone and a seed bead.

Pass down through the first round added in the previous step and the seed bead below it, followed by the next seed bead along.

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Repeat step 3, three more times. On the fourth and final triangle, only pass though the round and the seed bead below it from the previous step.

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Follow the bead path round this triangle until you exit the last round bead added.

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Step 6

Pick up a seed bead, a bicone and a seed bead. Pass down through the next round along.

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Step 7

Pass through all 6 seed beads on the very first row, which is now the centre of the motif.

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Step 8

Follow the bead path to the outer row and  pass through all the beads on this outer row. Ensure you exit a set of 2 seed beads once all the way around.

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Pick up 5 seed beads. Pass back through the 2 seed beads your thread is exiting from. but from the opposite direction to form a loop.

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Step 10

Pass back through the first 2 seed beads just added.

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Skipping the third bead, pass back down through the 4th and 5th beads just added.

Pass through this set of 6 seed beads as many times as your needle and thread will allow, remembering to always skip the 3rd one which will now be pulled to a point.

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Step 12

Tie off and trim your threads.

If you are new to beading, you can learn how to do this HERE, with our video 'Learn how to secure a short thread and add more to continue your beading project'.

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Step 13

Thread the tail left from the beginning onto your needle.

Follow the bead path and ensure your thread exits a bicone, opposite the set of 7 seed beads just created.

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Step 14

Pick up 2 seed beads, a bicone, 3 seed beads, a bicone and 2 more seed beads.

Pass back through the bicone your thread exits from and pull into a snug loop.

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Step 15

Pass back though the first 2 seed beads, bicone and 1 seed bead.

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Skip the 5th bead (next seed bead) and pass back down through the next seed bead, bicone and 2 seed beads. Pull snug and the bead you skipped will turn into a point, as before.

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Pass back through the bicone on the outer ring of the motif. Pass back through all 9 of these beads as many times as your needle and thread will allow, remembering to skip the 5th seed bead every time.

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Step 18

Tie off and trim your threads as in step 13.

Attach a jump ring to the seed bead points at each end by passing through the seed bead itself.

New beaders can find an excellent video tutorial on how to use jump rings HERE.

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Step 19

Open the loop on an earwire and attach it to the jumpring on the seed bead loop end.

Using another jumpring, attach the charm to the bottom point (the end with the 2 bicones).

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Repeat all steps for the second earring and they are ready to wear!

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You can, of course, adapt them in many ways to more suit your own style. You could use 2 or more different colours, all bicones, all rounds and a different charm. Or even a tassel instead of a charm?

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