PEYOTE DANGLE EARRINGS
- 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
- 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Metallic Light Bronze" (DB22L)
- 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Blueberry" (DB267)
Since I started playing with Delica beads recently, I've been keeping an eye out for new ways to use them to make earrings. While browsing through the earring pattern folder on my computer, I came across a free pattern that I had stashed in there ages ago but had never tried. The earrings had an interesting shape so I saved the pattern. Back when I saved it, I wouldn't have had any idea how to make them but now I was ready to tackle the pattern which you can get HERE. The red earring photo above is from the tutorial.
UPDATE: I think I've found the original site for this pattern HERE. The site has this shape as well as several other shape patterns.
As far a I can make out, the earrings are only meant to be made as a single thickness. Having made a few of Kelly Dale's 3D shapes lately, I thought I could use Kelly's technique to make these 3D as well. Sure enough, it works perfectly and the earrings turned out really nice. I wouldn't have liked them had they just been flat but now they look like real jewelry because they have thickness and stability.
Use that last row of black Delicas that you see in the photo on the pattern to sew up the sides after you add the second side from the center outward. Watch any of Kelly's 3D shape videos HERE to learn this technique. This pattern does the corners a little differently than Kelly but the pattern is pretty easy to follow. You just have to remember to make these little changes again when you make the back side of the earring.