Here’s an easy project for you. I made the complete set. Necklace, bracelet and earrings.
To get you started… You can make just the earrings.
Supplies Needed To Make One Pair of Flat Spiral Stitch Earrings
- 11/0 seed beads (black, red, white)
- 4mm black bicone crystals (6 per earring)
- black round glass beads (5 per earring)
- pair of ear wires
- 3mm CLOSED jumprings (2)
- Fireline beading thread
- beading needle size 10 or 12
Cut 1 1/2 yards of Fireline, leaving a 7″ tail. Add a bead stopper. Pick up two (2) round black beads. Drop beads down to the bead stopper.
Pick up 6 black seed beads, one 4mm black bicone, 6 red seed beads. Drop these down on top of the two black round beads added in Step 1.
Take thread up through the 2 black round beads. Thread should exit the top one.
Pull tight. This creates the “black/red arch”, working bottom up. Push arch to the left.
Pick up 6 black seed beads, one 4mm black bicone, 6 white seed beads. Drop these down on top of the black round beads. Take needle up through the two black round beads. Exit the top one.
This completes one complete arch. Black/red on the left. Black/white on the right.
Add one black round bead. Slide it down to rest on top of your beadwork.
Pick up 6 black seed beads, one 4mm black bicone, 6 red seed beads. Drop these beads down on top of the black round bead you added in Step 4. Take needle up through the 2nd from bottom round black bead PLUS the one just added.
Pull tight. Push “black/red arch” to the left. Thread should exit the top black round bead.
Pick up 6 black seed beads, one 4mm black bicone, 6 white seed beads. Repeat the same steps as used for the black/red arch.
Now you should have two complete arches done.
Repeat Steps 4, 5 and 6 once more to add the 3rd complete arch. Start by adding one black round bead. Slide down.
That completes the arches. Your beadwork should now look like this. Make sure the black/red is on the left and black/white is on the right. Pull tight.
OK, now ready for the last step.
Pick up two (2) black seed beads, one black round bead, one black seed bead, one 3mm CLOSED jumpring. Drop down.
In reverse order. Go around the closed jump ring. And down through seed bead, round black bead, two seed beads. Continue down through the center of ALL black round beads. Exit bottom round bead.
Make your way back up the center of the black round beads. Back up to the top to loop around the closed jump ring. To secure it. Do this a couple times. Pull thread tight. Do the same with the tail thread. Bury it up the center. Cut thread. Add ear wire.
And done!! Now create the 2nd earring.
Here’s the necklace and bracelet.