Netted Pearl Earrings by Jill MacKay

Use tubular netting and lustrous pearls to create Jill MacKay’s Netted Pearl Earrings. The long-leg ear wires allow you to string a bead before forming the loop, adding a customized element to the design. Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Netted Pearl Earrings


Pattern Details

Techniques: Tubular netting, wireworking

Project level: Easy

Materials:
1 g dark copper size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g 24k gold-electroplated size 11° true-cut seed beads (B)
48 vintage gold 4mm crystal pearl rounds (C)
4 gold 4×1mm spacer beads
2 gold 3″ ball-end head pins
1 pair of gold 16×20mm long-leg ear wires
Black 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Netted Pearl Earrings Main Colorway

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 10 beading needle
Round-nose pliers
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Finished size: 2 3/8″

Artist’s Tip: Maintain even, medium tension while you are weaving the tube.

Alternate Colorways:

GREEN
1 g seafoam-lined light topaz size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g seafoam-lined light topaz size 11° seed beads (B)
48 natural turquoise 4mm rounds (C)
4 silver-plated 4×1mm daisy spacers
2 silver 3″ twisted ball-end head pins
1 pair of surgical steel 16×20mm long-leg ear wires
Green 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Netted Pearl Earrings Green Colorway

Green Colorway

BLUE
1 g denim blue metallic luster size 15° seed beads (A)
1 g blue purple opaque luster size 11° seed beads (B)
48 iridescent light blue 4mm crystal pearl rounds (C)
4 silver-plated 4×1mm daisy spacers
2 silver 3″ twisted ball-end head pins
1 pair of surgical steel 16×20mm long-leg ear wires
Blue 6 lb WildFire thermally bonded beading thread

Netted Pearl Earrings Blue Colorway

Blue Colorway

JILL MACKAY is an accomplished designer, author, and consultant. She designs jewelry-component product lines and licenses her work to national chain stores, manufacturers, and television retailers. Visit Jill’s studio at www.jillmackay.com.

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


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