Irisbell Earrings by Debora Hodoyer

Debora Hodoyer’s fun Irisbell Earrings use the new IrisDuo beads to accent their geometric shape. Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Irisbell Earrings


Pattern Details

Technique: Circular netting

Project level: Easy

Materials:
1 g matte dark olive size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
0.5 g semi-glazed lemongrass opaque size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
2 g olivine transparent size 6° Japanese seed beads (C)
2 g jet bronze 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
1 g green opaque 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (E)
18 crystal full Labrador 7×4mm 2-hole IrisDuos (F)
6 green iris 3mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 pair of silver-plated 17×14mm ear wires
Dark green size D S-Lon beading thread

Irisbell Earrings Main Colorway

Main Colorway

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

Finished size: 1 1/4 × 2″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Check to make sure there aren’t any blocked holes in each of the two-hole beads before stringing them. Discard any beads with blocked holes. Trying to unblock the holes can easily break these beads.
  • Use medium tension when stitching the earrings. Each earring will have a slight concave shape.

Alternate Colorways:

PURPLE
1 g semi-glazed lavender size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
0.5 g semi-glazed lavender size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
2 g silver-lined amethyst opal size 6° Japanese seed beads (C)
2 g chalk white lilac Vega luster 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
1 g soft pink luster opaque 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (E)
18 Aztec gold 7×4mm 2-hole IrisDuos (F)
6 purple iris 3mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 pair of gold-plated 17×14mm ear wires
Purple size D S-Lon beading thread

Irisbell Earrings Purple Colorway

Purple Colorway

GOLD
1 g dark beige luster opaque size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
0.5 g matte starlight galvanized permanent-finish size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
2 g matte dark topaz AB transparent size 6° Japanese seed beads (C)
2 g brass gold 3.8×1mm O beads (D)
1 g matte metallic Aztec gold 4×2mm 2-hole MiniDuos (E)
18 jet bronze 7×4mm 2-hole IrisDuos (F)
6 dark bronze 3mm fire-polished rounds (G)
1 pair of gold-plated 17×14mm ear wires
Burgundy size D S-Lon beading thread

Irisbell Earrings Gold Colorway

Gold Colorway

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.

Download this pattern plus 11 more when you purchase the October/November 2018 of Beadwork.


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