DIY ar­ti­san jew­ellery to make

Mod­ern ar­ti­sanal jew­ellery by Jes­sica Haynes, to be worn with sass

Mollie Makes - - CONTENTS -

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

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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

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se­cond two beads.

Thread two more beads and

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pass back through the last col­umn, go­ing into the side op­po­site where the thread comes out.

Go back up through the last two

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beads. Con­tinue adding beads this way, al­ter­nat­ing di­rec­tions up and down, un­til you have 11 col­umns.

Now to weave the up­per

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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

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the last two beads and gen­tly pull tight. Now thread down through

the first col­umn and back up the

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