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beaded fringe earrings

Make these beautiful handcrafted beaded fringe earrings using Miyuki Delica beads designed by Krysta F.
Step 1
First, click here to download and print the diagram.
Step 2

Thread about an arm’s length of thread onto the beading needle. 

TIP: If you need to add thread during the creation of the woven earring base, simply weave your working thread a few rows back into the brick stitch, crossing over your thread path at least once. Cut the tail as close as possible to beadwork. Reverse this action to weave in a new length of thread.

Step 3

Follow the provided bead diagram to build your bead pattern.

TIP: This pattern has been provided with permission to share by Krysta F.

Step 4
Build the first row of your pattern onto the hoop with a brick stitch, leaving about a 4" (10.2 cm) tail.
Step 5
Begin creating fringe by stringing all of the beads for the first row onto the thread. Now, loop around the last bead, then double back up through the rest of the beads toward the brick stitch base. Pass back up through the first bead in the base row. Hold the bottom bead in the fringe, pull the working thread up gently until all slack is taken up, and exit down through the next base bead adjacent to the row of fringe you just strung.
Step 6

Repeat Step 5 until each row of fringe is complete. 

TIP: Options for adding thread during the creation of the beaded fringe:  

  • Weave your working thread a few rows back into the brick stitch, crossing over your thread path at least once. Cut the tail as close as possible to beadwork. Reverse this action to weave in a new length of thread.
  • Cut the working thread at about 3" (7.6 cm) from the brick stitch. Tie a new length thread to the tail of the working thread using three knots. Pull knots very tight, making sure not to create bunching of the beads in the adjacent row of fringe. String beads for this row of fringe, sliding the beads up and over your knot as you pull slack through for this row. Trim any thread that is protruding from the tails of the knot. The knot should be invisible, shouldn’t create any kinks, or be otherwise apparent as you continue. The beads should easily pop over the knot with little effort if you’re using size 11 beads, but this method may not be ideal for use with smaller beads.
  • Cut the working thread at about 3" (7.6 cm) from the brick stitch. Fuse a new length thread to the tail of the working thread with thin, fast-drying adhesive. Simply apply a thin layer of adhesive to the last ½" (1.3 cm) of the thread tail and lay the new thread along the adhesive. After holding for about 3 seconds, you can quickly roll the connection through your fingers to seal the connection and set the adhesive. This trick takes some finesse to master and requires good eyesight and a steady hand. Not ideal for every instance, but invaluable in adding working thread to a very short tail where the previous two methods may not work. 
Step 7
After the last row of fringe is complete, loop the working thread between the base row and the base bead, knot, and pull tight, ensuring not to create bunching in the last row of fringe. Thread working thread down through 10-15 beads in the last strand of fringe and cut tail as close as possible to beadwork. Repeat with original thread tail.
Step 8

Repeat for second earring.


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