Stitch These Free Beaded Earrings for Mother’s Day
What are you giving your mom for Mother’s Day? Flowers? A massage gift certificate? A home-cooked meal, including clean-up? (Can you tell what I want for Mother’s Day?!) These are all great gifts, but don’t forget that moms also love jewelry. Surprise your mom with a pair of Li’l Heart Earrings. Thank you to Cathy Andrews for sending us the pattern for these FREE beaded earrings!
Li’l Heart Earring
The Li’l Heart Earrings are a great stash buster because they use just a few materials that you’re sure to already have. You’ll need some size 15 and 11 seed beads (preferably in the same color), a handful of crystal bicones, and just a few 3mm and 4mm fire-polished rounds (also in the same color, preferably to match your bicones).
30 size 15 Japanese seed beads
22 size 11 Japanese seed beads
6 3mm fire-polished rounds
4 4mm fire-polished rounds
16 4mm Swarovski crystal bicones
1 pair of ear wires
You can use One-G or FireLine beading thread. Just match your thread color to your beads.
These earrings are so sparkly, and you won’t believe how quick and easy they are to make! Click here to download the complete instructions for Cathy Andrews’ Li’l Heart Earrings.
If you’re looking for more ideas for Mother’s Day gifts, don’t forget that flowers go great with jewelry! Check out these beaded bouquets, corsages, and flower baskets.
Of course your mom deserves flowers on her special day! Consider making her a beaded bouquet of flowers from Arlene Baker’s book Beads in Bloom: The Art of Making French Beaded Flowers or Zoe Schneider’s book French Beaded Flowers: The Complete Guide.
A corsage is always appropriate for Mother’s Day. Make your mom a striking corsage-inspired necklace, a pretty corsage cuff, a vintage-inspired corsage bracelet, or a delicate strand of flowers for her wrist.
Beaded Flower Baskets
My kids almost always get me hanging baskets of flowers for Mother’s Day, for my front porch. I love this gift, because I can enjoy the flowers all summer long. But beaded flower baskets last even longer! Craft a pair of beaded flower basket earrings for your mom, a bracelet of tiny flowerpots, a pretty flower basket pin, or a miniature flower basket for her desk.
Whichever project you decide to make for your mom, she’ll know you love her. I hope you enjoy the free Li’l Heart Earrings pattern, as well as our other Mom-worthy projects.
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine
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