Glass filigree

Difficulty: 3
Technique: basic beadweaving (Square Stitch), stringing

Delicate sewn earrings made of beads and seed beads

You can combine the delicate shades of the new pastel PRECIOSA Rocailles with material which you can choose from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ range. Try combining PRECIOSA Rocailles, PRECIOSA Candy™ and PRECIOSA Twin™ for a pair of earrings.

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Procedure

Sew two "filigree" shapes; one large and one small. Connect them and hang a Th from the smaller one.

Step 1

The large  filigree

Straighten the 4x C with the rounded side upwards. Thread the line through the top hole. Thread the line through one more time. Tie it off. Pull it into the beads and cut it off.

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Step 2

Thread the line through the second holes of the C. String 1x R, 2x T, 1x R, 2x T and 1x R into the gaps between them. Thread the line through everything one more time. Tie it off and finish.

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Step 3

Thread the line through the second hole of the T. Start with the outer T. String 1x R, another T, 2x R, another T, 1x R and yet another T. String 5x R into the gap above the C. Repeat this stringing 3 more times. Thread the line through everything one more time. Tie it off and finish.

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Step 4

The small filigree

String 2x T and 1x R. Repeat this 3 more times. Thread the line through everything one more time. Tie it off and finish.

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Step 5

Thread the line through the second hole of the T. String 3x R into the gaps above the R and 2x R between the T. Thread the line through everything one more time. Tie it off and finish.

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Step 6

Completion

Put rings through 6x Th. Use the thin rings to connect the Th and the small filigree.

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Step 7

Connect the large and small filigree using an 8 mm ring.

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Step 8

Hang all of this onto an earring hook.

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