Moonlit garden earrings

SUPPLIES

Pair of earrings

  • 2 14 x 16 mm glass leaf beads or other shape
  • 4 8 mm round Czech glass or fire-polished beads
  • 38 4 mm crystals in a mix of 3 colors: C, D, E
  • 35–45 3 mm magatamas
  • 1–2 g 11/0 seed beads in each of 2 colors: A, B
  • 2 3–4 mm soldered jump rings
  • pair of earring findings
  • 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) piece of beading foundation
  • 2 x 2-in. (5 x 5 cm) piece of Ultrasuede
  • 2 pairs of pliers

INSTRUCTIONS

Moonlit garden earrings f1
Figure 1
Moonlit garden earrings f2
Figure 2

1. Work steps 1 and 2 of “Accent medallions" from the matching necklace project, also by Melissa Grakowsky. 

2. To add fringe, sew through a bottom edge B, and pick up a B; the desired number of colors C, D, and E 4 mms; and a B. Skip the B, and sew back through the 4 mms, B, and edge B. Sew through the next edge B (FIGURE 1), and repeat. Add five fringes with three 4 mms in the outer fringes, four 4 mms in the second and fourth fringes, and five 4 mms in the middle fringe.

3. Sew through a top edge B, and pick up a B, an 8 mm, six Bs, and a 3–4 mm soldered jump ring. Skip the last five Bs, and sew through the next B, 8 mm, B, and edge B (FIGURE 2). Retrace the thread path to reinforce the connection, and end the thread.

4. Open the loop of an earring finding, attach the soldered jump ring, and close the loop.

5. Make a second earring.


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