Free Beading Project: Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy

Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to share a free beaded earring project from one of the Starman TrendSetters! These great Pinecone Earrings by Svetlana Einy use two-holed daggers and seed beads to create a pair of beaded earrings that will look great anywhere. Enjoy!

Materials:

  • 36 Czechmates two-hole daggers (A)
  • 1 gram size 11 seed beads (B)
  • Beading thread
  • 3 jump rings, 6mm
  • 1 pair ear wires

Tools:

  • Size 12 beading needle
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Scissors or thread cutter

Step-by-step Instructions:

Step 1: On a 1 yard length of thread, pick up 1 B, 1 A (top hole), 1 B, 1 A, 1 B, 1 A. Pass through the beads again, forming a loop. Tie a half-hitch knot, pass through a few beads to bury the knot, then pass into the second hole of an A to start the next row.
Step 2: Add 1 B, 1 A (top hole), 1 B, and pass into the bottom hole of the next A. Repeat twice for a total of 3 A added to this round. Pass into the second hole of the current A. (Note: the new row of A should be added under the previous row, not above.)
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 for a total of 6 rows.
Step 4: Pass into the second hole of an A in the last row. Add 1 B, then pass into the second hole of the next A. Repeat this step for the remaining A in the round. Pass through this round again, then tie off your thread.
Step 5: Add two jump rings on either side of the top thread path of the pine cone. Connect the two jump rings together with a third jump ring. Add the ear wire to the connector jump ring.

Repeat for the second earring.

Pinecone earrings in silver metallic

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