Free Superduo earring pattern

Posted by Connie W
on Thursday, November 01, 2012

I love working with Superduos and Twin beads. I had just a few beads left in this color so I used them up by making these sparkling earrings. Twin beads may also be used for this pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

2.5 x 5 mm Superduos (P65491, opaque rose/gold topaz)

4 mm bicone crystals (Swarovski, vintage rose AB2X)

11/0 seed beads (Miyuki 11-460, metallic dark raspberry)

15/0 seed beads (Miyuki 15-457L, metallic light bronze)

pair of earring findings

Fireline 6 lb. test

Beading needles, #11 or 12.

 

 

Super chandeliers

 

1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of Fireline, attach a stop bead, leaving a 6-in. (15 cm) tail. Pick up six Superduo beads, and sew through the open hole in the last bead added (figure 1, a-b).

2. Pick up an 11/0 seed bead and sew through the open hole in the next Superduo (b-c). Repeat four times (c-d). This becomes the outside edge of your beads.

3. Pick up three 15/0 seed beads, and sew through the inside hole of the end Superduo (d-e). Continue through the inside hole of the next five Superduos (e-f).

4. Pick up three 15/0s, and sew through the outside hole of the end Superduo (f-g). Continue through the first 11/0 (g-h).

5. Pick up a 15/0, 4 mm bicone crystal, and a 15/0. Sew back through the crystal, pick up a 15/0, and sew through the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step (figure 2, a-b). Continue through the next Superduo in the outside hole and the next 11/0 (b-c). Repeat the step four times, exiting the end Superduo in the outside hole (c-d).

6. Sew through the inside hole of the end Superduo, and continue through the inside holes of the next five Superduos (d-e).

7. Pick up eleven 11/0s, and sew through the inside holes of the Superduos. Continue through the next six 11/0s (figure 3, a-b).

8. Pick up a crystal, 11/0, crystal, 11/0, crystal, 11/0, and a crystal. Sew through the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step (b-c). Repeat the thread path, but skip the next three 11/0s so you are going through just the crystals, and sew through the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step. Continue through the next two crystals and the next 11/0 at the top (c-d).

9. Pick up seven 15/0s, and sew through the 11/0 your thread exited at the start of this step. Repeat the thread path (d-e), remove the stop bead, and ­end the threads.

10. Attach your ear wire to the top loop of the earring.

 

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