By Anna Elizabeth Draeger
Anna Elizabeth Draeger is a widely known jewellery fashion designer, former affiliate editor for Bead&Button journal, and the writer of Crystal Brilliance, nice Designs for formed Beads, and Crystal Play. considering 2009, Anna has been an envoy for the Create Your variety with Swarovski parts application, a handpicked all over the world community of designers who're recognized for his or her layout services and fervour for educating.
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7 Pick up a 150, a 6mm bugle, and a 150. Sew through the 4mm, the three 150s, and back through the 4mm. Pick up a 150, a 6mm bugle, and a 150, and sew through the last open 110 in the diamond. Retrace the thread path of the new beads [fig. 6], and end the tail. fig. 8 9 Using the working thread, make a 6mm bugle embellishment as in steps 7 and 8 with a loop for the earring finding by making the following changes: In step 7, pick up an 110 instead of a 4mm, and pick up seven 150s instead of three.
Sew through the beadwork to exit an 110 in one of the diamonds in the circumference of the base bead. 11 Pick up a 150, a 3mm bugle, and a 150, and sew through the center 110 from the previous stitch. Pick up a 150, a 3mm bugle, and a 150, and sew through the remaining 110 in the diamond. Retrace the thread path through the beads just picked up, skipping the center 110 [fig. 8]. Repeat this step on the remaining three diamonds. End the thread. 12 Use a jump ring to attach an earring finding to the loop at the top of the earring.
1 • Pair of earring ﬁndings • Fireline 6 lb. test • Beading needles, #12 • Chainnose or ﬂatnose pliers • Wire cutters 1 On 1½ yd. 4m) of Fireline, pick up a repeating pattern of a SuperDuo bead and an 110 seed bead six times. Sew through all the beads just picked up again, leaving a 12-in. ( 30cm) tail, and then sew through the first SuperDuo again. Sew through the available hole of the SuperDuo your thread is exiting to change direction [fig. 1]. 2 Pick up an 110, and sew through the available hole of the next SuperDuo in the ring.