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Earrings made from PRECIOSA Hill  and PRECIOSA Rocailles

Try the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill beads and make use of the options provided by this new geometric shape with facets which enhance the effect of the surface finishes in combination with rocailles to create an elegant pair of earrings for everyday wear and special occasions.

Preciosa Ornela presents a tutorial for the creation of earnings using the new fire polished PRECIOSA Hill™ bead. This half-ball with a round base is decorated with a cut in its bulbous section. The shallow rounding in the lower section makes it very simple to sew around it, to connect it with other Hill beads or to combine it with selected other types of beads from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand.

Design: Jana Noninka Shweiki


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The materials and tools required to make a pair of earrings

PRECIOSA Hill™ (H)
151 01 375; 8 mm; 03000/27203; 24x

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PRECIOSA Rocailles (R5)
331 19 001; 5/0; 47010; 60x

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0.20 mm line – 2 lengths of ca 70 cm; a sewing needle; scissors; pliers for attaching the earring hooks with rings; 2x 6 mm rings; 2x earring hooks

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The procedure:

Sew through each row several times so that it is sufficiently strong.

Step 1
String 6x R5 (fig. no. 1) and tie them into a circle using a double knot (fig. no. 2). Leave about 8 cm of the line free at the end to sew in. You can sew it in straight  away, if the end of the line gets in your way, or sew it in at the end as usual.

fig. no. 1

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fig. no. 2

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Step 2
Add 3x R5 (fig. no. 3) and thread the line through one rocaille, leave out the next rocaille and then thread the line through the next one (fig. no. 4 + 5). Repeat this around the circle (fig. no. 6).

fig. no. 3

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fig. no. 4

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fig. no. 5

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fig. no. 6

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Step 3
Thread the needle through the last rocaille of the three added in Step 2 (fig. no. 7), add 3x R5 (fig. no. 8) and thread the needle through the first added rocaille of the subsequently added three beads from step no. 2 (fig. no. 9 + 10). Repeat around the circle - the places where the needle emerges and where it continues have been marked on the photographs (fig. no. 11).

fig. no. 7

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fig. no. 8

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fig. no. 9

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fig. no. 10

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fig. no. 11

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Step 4
Pull the needle through the following R5 (fig. no. 12). Add 1x H, 1x R5 and 1x H (fig. no. 13) and thread the needle through the third following R5 (fig. nos. 14 + 15). Add 1x H + 1x R5 + 1x H and thread the needle around the circle in the marked places (fig. nos. 16 + 17). Sew the last row around the circle, tie a knot and sew it in (fig. no. 18).

fig. no. 12

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fig. no. 13

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fig. no. 14

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fig. no. 15

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fig. no. 16

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fig. no. 17

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fig. no. 18

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Step 5
Thread a ring into one of the rocailles, add the earring hook and close the ring. You have now completed one earring (fig. no. 19).

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Step 6
Repeat steps 1 to 5 so that you have a pair of earrings (fig. no. 20).

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