Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Belle of the Ball Earrings - Helpful Diagrams

Belle of the Ball Earrings


I've been getting a lot of questions from beaders who are having trouble following the "Belle of the Ball Earrings" tutorial that's on THIS site. The main problem is that the earring in the tutorial photos was made with transparent beads and there is a lot of glare on them. To clarify the first few steps, I've edited a few of the photos to help you get started.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5 (note path to start step 6)

Step 6 thru 8 - When adding the purple beads, you only go through the two middle red beads of each group of four and go up and around through the three outer green beads of each picot.

 

9 comments:

  1. Hi Linda so sweet of you to do this but still can't get it, may be spoiled by your fully explanatory patterns and also the ones I've purchased for the Canterbury bracelet and Around the Beading table, can get all of those, just can't get this one, will try to use the poppy seed beads for another earring pattern, also just purchased the gorgeous milky alexandrite and pacifica elderberry beads, will def.make the canterbury bracelets with these beads, thanks for trying to help me, maybe someone else will be able to make these earrings with your clarifying explanation.

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  2. Hi Linda, before I throw in the towel, I'm going to try it again with larger beads

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    1. Let us know how that goes. I haven't tried that because I don't have 8mm druks or fire polished beads in many colors.

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  3. Linda Tried it with 4MM druks instead of 3MM and 11 seeds, then 6MM druks and 8MM seeds, went back to original bead requirements. I keep getting too many beads in between each RAW station in step 5, the 6 stations do have the 4 (red bead rewrite that you gave us in step 5) but it ends up that I have more than 4 beads left over for the total 6 RAW stations, i.e., it could take a 7th RAW station, I think after these tries I must be missing something that is (understood) or missing to a novice like myself. I was determined and as much as I hate giving up-- going to have to . Like I said I can follow your patterns, around the beading table, and even the canterbury pattern, but this has stumped me.

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    1. Assuming that you're adding four red beads between each of the pink beads in my diagrams, it sounds like you must be counting the pink beads when you add the single green beads that are part of the RAW units. That's the only way that you can possibly end up with too many beads. The pink beads should be covered up by the single green beads that are added in step 4. You don't go through those again in any of the later rounds. Does that make sense?

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  4. Yes it does it dawned on me finally that I was re=going through the sz 15 beads from step 2 and counting those,that was setting me up to get confused on the next rounds thanks Linda, I'm onto step 7 and keeping my fingers crossed

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    1. Keep me posted. Hopefully you'll be successful this time.

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  5. Hi Linda it finally came out even though on one of the last steps in the hardest parts (I think the step 6 and 7 )I felt something was off, Anyway it looks great on, it isn't perfect but the hours Ive spent on it, I just can't rip it out again as long as I'm wearing it, it's ok, going to now finally make the 2nd earring. , thanks again for your help! Whew this was a tough one, but I love how yours look.

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