Happy New Year!
Every year, around November, I started thinking about what to make for loved ones for Christmas: scarves, cowls, necklaces, or bracelets?? I began with big, elaborated ideas! Then as the holiday came closer, my plans became quick one-day projects. The idea for the Winter Blooms earrings came to mind when I got a call from an unexpected guest on Christmas Day :-). The pair of earrings took me about half an hour to make minus the time for threading, which seemed to be forever when I was in a rush, and gift wrapping.
Materials needed for the earrings:
Size 11/0 seed beads
Six 4mm round Swarovski pearls
|Step 1: String 1 SuperDuo, one 11/0 six times. Form a circle by tying a double knot then go through all beads one more time.|
|Step 2: With working thread exiting a SuperDuo, string a pearl and pass needle through the opposite SuperDuo.|
|Step 3: Pass back through the pearl and through the SuperDuo where first strung the pearl.|
|Step 5: String an 11/0 and pass through the outer hole of the next SuperDuo. Repeat 5 more times.|
|Step 6: Pass thread through all beads a few times and pull tightly to close up the circle.|
|Step 7: Repeat step 2 to add the pearl. Then, tie half hitch knots in between beads.|
|I used 24-gauge wire. It is small enough to go through the hole of the SuperDuo.|
|I decided to make a matching bracelet.|
|6 mm pearls were used in between the flowers.|
|Winter Bloom bracelet|