DIY artisan jewellery to make
Modern artisanal jewellery by Jessica Haynes, to be worn with sass
Bead weaving without a loom? You’re ready. Take the leap and discover a whole new way to create miniature masterpieces you can hang from your lobes. This pair of earrings is finished with the all-important swishy fringe, a must for carefree, artisanal summer style.
Use the colour chart on page 91, as a guide to bead placement, or create your own design. The triangle shape is worked from the bottom up, and then the beaded fringing is added afterwards.
Thread the beading needle with 01
about 1m (393/ ") of thread and
slide four green beads to the end, leaving a short tail. Holding the beads with your fingers, double back and go through only the first two again. Carefully pull it tight to create two columns of two beads each, side by side.
Next, thread down through the
second two beads.
Thread two more beads and
pass back through the last column, going into the side opposite where the thread comes out.
Go back up through the last two
beads. Continue adding beads this way, alternating directions up and down, until you have 11 columns.
Now to weave the upper
triangle. At the beginning of each row, thread four beads and pass the needle under the stitching on the base row between the second and third columns.
Pass the needle back up through
the last two beads and gently pull tight. Now thread down through
the first column and back up the
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