Victoria Earrings by Cathy Andrews

Use cubic right-angle weave to stitch Cathy Andrews’s Victoria Earrings with seed beads, sparkling crystals, and elegant pearls. Find this pattern today in Beadwork August/September 2018.

Victoria Earrings


Pattern Details

Techniques: Cubic right-angle weave, peyote stitch

Project level: Intermediate

Materials:
16 silver galvanized Duracoat size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 g silver galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
4 silver galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads (C)
8 aquamarine 4mm crystal bicones (D)
2 aquamarine 6mm crystal bicones (E)
2 aquamarine 8mm crystal bicones (F)
2 white 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops (G)
4 silver 21-gauge 6mm jump rings
2 silver 22-gauge 2″ head pins
1 pair of silver 8×15mm ear wires
White One-G nylon beading thread

Victoria Earrings

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 10 or 11 beading needle
Chain- or flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Finished size: 1 × 2 3/4″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Use firm tension throughout the project to help structural rigidity.
  • Before adding the C in Step 2, make sure the jump rings will fit through the holes.

Alternate Colorways:

GOLD/GREEN
16 gold galvanized Duracoat size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 g gold galvanized Duracoat size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
4 gold galvanized Duracoat size 8° Japanese seed beads or Demi Round seed beads (C)
8 emerald 4mm crystal bicones (D)
2 emerald 6mm crystal bicones (E)
2 emerald 8mm crystal bicones (F)
2 bright gold 8×11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops (G)
4 gold 21-gauge 6mm jump rings
2 gold 22-gauge 2″ head pins
1 pair of gold 8×15mm ear wires
Sand ash One-G nylon beading thread

Victoria Earrings

Gold/Green Colorway

HEMATITE/RED
16 gunmetal/hematite size 15° Japanese seed beads (A)
4 g gunmetal/hematite size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
4 gunmetal/hematite size 8° Japanese seed beads or Demi round seed beads (C)
8 Siam 4mm crystal bicones (D)
2 Siam 6mm crystal bicones (E)
2 Siam 8mm crystal bicones (F)
2 antique brass 8x11mm pear-shaped crystal pearl drops (G)
4 gunmetal 21-gauge 6mm jump rings
2 gunmetal 22-gauge 2″ head pins
1 pair of gunmetal 8x15mm ear wires
Black One-G nylon beading thread

Victoria Earrings

Hematite/Red Colorway

CATHY ANDREWS started beading in 2013 as a form of muscle therapy after an injury to her hand. She has been creating her own designs and teaching at Stony Creek Bead in Ypsilanti, Michigan, since 2015. Cathy lives in Belleville, Michigan, with her husband, where she enjoys rock hunting and cooking when she isn’t beading. Find more of Cathy’s designs and patterns at www.andreacatherinejewel.etsy.com.

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