Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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chevron seed bead earring

Make these beautiful Seed Bead Chevron Earring from Toho® Japanese glass seed beads. These beauties are not only trendy and sophisticated, they can also be worn at work or for a night on the town!
Step 1

Cut 72" [182.9 cm] of nylon thread, run it through the thread conditioner a few times, then thread needle onto your thread.

Step 2

Add six beads to your thread. Slide them down to about 6" [15.24 cm] from the end. Run your needle and thread down through first three beads, in the opposite direction.
TIP: When you pull the thread taut, the last three beads add will bend over so they are parallel to the first three, building columns of three beads.

Step 3

Weave thread through both columns for a tight hold.

Step 4

Add three beads then run the needle through the previous column in the opposite side it previously exited. The three new beads will fall into place for the third column. Run the needle and thread up through the three new beads. Repeat until you have a total of nine columns.

Step 5

Turn your work so the working thread is coming out of the top left column. Add to beads. Run your needle and thread below the “bridge” of thread that straddle over the second and the third columns. Run thread back up through the second bead, down through the first bead and back up through the second.
TIP: By skipping the first “bridge” and starting with the second creates a decrease. As you work each row up, the beads will continue to decrease to create the triangle shape of the top of your earring.

Step 6

Add a bead. Run your needle and thread through the next “bridge” of thread straddling the next set of columns and back up the same bead. Repeat across the top of the columns.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 6-7 until you get to the last row of one.
TIP: Turn your work with each row, if desired.

Step 8

For the top row, add one bead and weave your thread back and forth through the beads from the previous row.

Step 9

Now, slide your needle and thread down the outside beads to shift them to exit the bottom bead of the outside most column on the same side to start the beaded fringe.

Step 10

For the fringe, slide beads onto your needle and thread. Move up against the column at the top of you thread. Skip the bead that is closest to your needle, then run your needle and thread up to the top fringe bead. Pull thread taut so your beads are all close together but not scrunched.

Step 11

Run the needle and thread up the column and down through the next column.

Step 12

Repeat Steps 10-11 across for each fringe strand below the bottom of the columns.

Step 13

Add a jump ring and fishhook ear wire through the top bead (from Step 8) of the earring.

Step 14
Repeat for a second earring.

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