Project of the Week: English Garden Earrings by Debora Hodoyer

In Debora Hodoyer’s English Garden Earrings use circular netting with Arcos par Puca beads to create romantic earrings with a pattern reminiscent of English gardens. Find it today in Beadwork April/May 2018.


Techniques:
Circular netting
Picot
Fringe

Project level: Beginner

Materials list:
0.5 g olive semi-glazed size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g matte lilac galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
8 olive semi-glazed size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
8 matte chalk white vitrail 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
12 white shimmer 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
16 topaz luster rose gold opaque 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
2 powder almond 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops
1 pair of silver 18mm ear wires
Purple size D S-Lon beading thread

Tools:
Scissors
Size 12 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 1 × 3″

Tips:

  • Check to make sure there aren’t any blocked holes in each of the Arcos par Puca beads before stringing them.
  • Flatten the beadwork on your work surface after each round.
  • Use moderate tension when stitching the earrings. Give a gentle tug on the working thread after each round.
  • The center hole of each Arcos par Puca bead will remain unused. Pay close attention to the instructions and illustrations when stringing each to ensure they are oriented correctly.

English Garden Earrings

Alternate Colorways:

BLACK/GOLD
0.5 g matte metallic gunmetal size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g matte starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
8 matte opaque gray size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
8 matte chalk white Azuro 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
12 matte metallic brass gold 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
16 white Picasso 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
2 mystic black 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops
1 pair of gold 18mm ear wires
Black size D S-Lon beading thread

TEAL/PURPLE
0.5 g frosted bronze size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g matte green teal galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
8 matte dark olive size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
8 matte chalk white vitrail 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
12 white vega luster 10×5mm 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads (E)
16 green Picasso opaque 4mm pressed-glass rounds (F)
2 blackberry 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops
1 pair of antiqued copper 18mm ear wires
Purple size D S-Lon beading thread

DEBORA HODOYER is an art lover, a musician, and a traveler who was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy. She fell in love with beads and developed her own style over time, trying to combine ancient traditions with hints of modern style. Visit www.crownofstones.etsy.com.


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2 Comments

  1. Dorinda B at 3:12 pm February 28, 2018

    Where do I find the pattern for this earring?

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