I'm Amy. I'm sorry, I don't. Use your chain nose pliers to press the edges of the wire inwards to make it nice and neat! Then hook it around the other end of the wire, under the loop you made earlier, to connect the two ends together. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. So glad you found it helpful. My fringe strands were straight and hung nicely. I may give that a try! Play around with different gemstones and hoop sizes, and I also suggest trying different shapes. I use KO thread for my bead embroidery projects, and I'm really happy with how it added to the softness and drape of the fringe. Use your round nose pliers for this. Use your pliers to press the end of the wire down completely where you started the wrap. I decided to put together a beaded earring tutorial for you all, starting with a pair of gemstone hoop earrings. Eden, Thanks for your comment, Eden! Read the full site disclaimer, My latest beaded creation! In my earrings, used a size 8/0 seed bead and a Miyuki fringe drop bead to help add visual interest, and the slightest bit of weight. I was struggling, too, so I decided to share. I knew I would be pulling the strands down gently and that may already result in a very small gap. Thank you for sharing. Read my full disclosure policy here. It stands to reason that the longer your fringe strand is, the more beads will be on each strand, and the heavier your fringe will be. I've seen so many amazing beaded fringe earrings that end with a single Delica or size 11/0 bead, but I figured every little bit helps. After you finish your first pair I hope that you try some variations on this design. I decided to use some pearls for this 1st tutorial. You can see in the photo that my wire is even longer than 24 inches when I start the pattern. Learn how your comment data is processed. Feel free to pin on Pinterest! It took several tries and some experimentation, but I finally finished them. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited. 143 Easy DIY Bracelets You'll Fall in Love With These ⋆ DIY Crafts, Candy Bead & Memory Wire Cuff Bracelet Tutorial, 14 x 3mm or 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones in purple/blue AB finish –, Jewellery making tools: I used regular jewellery wire cutters but I would recommend. I went to do something else for a short time, and when I returned to my bead studio and removed the bands, I was amazed at how much straighter the fringe was! I repeated the process and left the earrings banded overnight. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make the other earring. I was trying to say not to begin with a double strand of thread on the needle. Your email address will not be published. If you want to do this, simply open up the loop at the bottom of the earwire, remove the silver bead and replace with a seed bead. Our new baby has arrived, and school is officially over. Hold the bead in place with your hands (or the starting wrap with pliers) and tightly make another wrap with your wire around the hoop wire. You need to leave a little space so the bead sits with the holes facing to the side (tangential to the hoop) and sits on top of the hoop. Use your pliers to bend the last 3mm of the hoop wire up to finish the hoop closure. Hi, Rachael! Required fields are marked *. The problem I'm having with my brick stitch fringe earrings is that they curl longways. The hoop frames can also be customized with a pair of needle nosed pliers. I'm, Just finished this set of Miyuki Delica bracelets, Though I've been beading for many years, this is t, I had tons of fun over the Easter weekend making t, Tomorrow, I'm taking part in an online rag rug wor, I've needed a bit of colour in my life recently, a, If you're stuck for what to get your mum this Moth, A little beaded ring I've made! I've been beading with seed beads, mostly peyote stitch with size 11/0 Delicas, for many years. Great tutorial, and the earrings look great! One trick is to put your fingernail between the last bead and the bead above it to create a very small space, however I don't personally use that technique. I could have used Nymo, but I had gold KO thread from this pack on hand, and I wanted to use a complementary thread color. These beads are slightly larger than the Delicas, and I knew the slight increase in weight would help pull the fringe strands downward. You're welcome, Magdalene! So I swapped out the silver bead with a pink seed bead. I can’t than, you enough for another little weapon in my beading arsenal, if all else fails, I know gravity will do the trick. Your email address will not be published. I bought my hoop frames from Rings and Things in sterling silver. 2. After I add my fringe beads, I thread on a sort of stopper bead at the bottom that's a little larger than the others (larger is just for decorative purposes). How do you finish a fringe strand without going back up (into brick section & back down again to next). if only I could keep the fringe in place to better follow the pattern for the second earring in the set. Thank you!!!! Therefore, this is a great time to just delve into my stashes of left over crafting and jewelry supplies for creative inspiration. I've beaded so many different projects with a wide variety of beads. That's the only thing I can think of that might be causing them to do that--making the weave too tight. Then I skip threading through that larger bead again and instead start threading back up through my fringe. The content you'll find here is for your entertainment purposes only. I'd like to share my secret - and a few other tips - with you in this post. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I may write one at some point but it will take a lot of time, I'm afraid! Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make the other earring. This saved me a lot of grief!!! That's a great tip! I'm making another pair now, using a very light hand and making sure I don't pull the thread tightly. You're welcome and encouraged to link to AmyRomeu.com or use a single image with a brief description to link back to any post. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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