Difficulty: 2
Technique: Basic Beadweaving, Sewing onto the perforated base plate

Floral earrings made from PRECIOSA Chilli™

Preciosa Ornela presents the PRECIOSA Chilli™ pressed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™ brand.
The elongated imaginative shape supplements the popular range of two-hole beads, especially as it has an identical hole spacing to the other beads in this range. The axially deviated location of both holes means that these beads are suitable for simple compositions involving a regular stringing on a taut or flexible material, during which the first bead‘s ridge interlocks excellently in the side dimple of the adjacent bead. The flattened shape and the lateral orientation of the holes enable the creation of flat embossed applications in combination with round beads and seed beads up to the size of 4 mm. 
Try making these impressive Marguerite earrings.


Step 1

Alternately string 9x R11 and 9x Ch on the needle and the line (fig. nos. 1a and 1b). Tie the line with the strung R11 and Ch into a circle. Thread the needle and the line through the first R11 and Ch one more time (fig. no. 1c) and then through the second hole of the first Ch (fig. no. 1d).

1 / a

Step 2

Add 1x Ch between each Ch. Straighten the strung seed beads, tighten the stringing and sew in the thread.

2 / a

Step 3

Sew the circle with the Marguerite petals onto the edge of the earring mesh.

3 / a

Step 4

Sew in 9x F around the circumference of the centre of the Marguerite on the mesh and 1x F to the centre of the mesh. Straighten and slightly tighten the individual F when sewing them on. Sew the end of the line in, hide it between the seed beads and cut it off.

4 / a