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Let it Snow Earrings

About this design:

I started this design with the intent of making flowers and then I thought "a few tweaks and these would be snowflakes!"

I made two pairs. For the second, I used blue where the white SuperDuos were and vice-versa.

There are endless possibilities for color combinations with this easy and fun design!

In the step-by-step instructions the two colors of SuperDuos used are referred to as "SuperDuo 1" and "SuperDuo 2."

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 3 yards of Wildfire 0.006" thread
  • 24 SuperDuo color 1 beads
  • 24 SuperDuo color 2 beads
  • 20 size 11/0 seed beads
  • 14 size 8/0 seed beads
  • 2 Jumprings
  • 2 Earwires

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut about 3 yards of thread. String onto your thread an 11/0, SuperDuo 1, 11/0, SuperDuo 1, 11/0, SuperDuo 1, 11/0, SuperDuo 1, 11/0, SuperDuo, 11/0, SuperDuo 1

Leave a 3" tail
Step 2:
Pass your needle through the first 11/0 added in Step 1. Then pass through all the beads added in Step 1 to from a circle. Pass through the circle a second time to secure.
Step 3:
Exit your needle through the bottom hole of a SuperDuo 1.
(in this image my tail is on the top, the working strand is on the bottom)
Step 4:
Reverse the flow of your stitch by entering through the top hole of the SuperDuo 1 you exited.
Step 5:
Pick up two SuperDuo 2's and string through the top hole of the next SuperDuo 1. Repeat until you are all the way around the design. Follow the same path again with just thread to secure this row of newly added beads. Exit through the bottom hole of a SuperDuo 2.

(in this image my tail is on the bottom, the working strand is on the top)
Step 6:
Reverse the flow of your stitch by entering through the top hole of the SuperDuo 2 you exited.
Step 7:
Pick up one 8/0 and pass through the top hole of the next SuperDuo 2.
Step 8:
Pick up one SuperDuo 1 and pass through the top hole of the next SuperDuo 2.

Repeat steps 7 & 8 until you are all the way around your design.
Step 9:
Exit through the last 8/0 added.
Step 10:
Pick up two 11/0's an 8/0 and another two 11/0's. Go through the opposite side of the 8/0 you exited to create a loop. Pass through this loop a second time to secure. Pass through the entire outside row of the design to secure your design and hide your working thread.
  Step 11:
Clip your thread tails and attach to the earwire of your choice using a jumpring.
  Step 12:
Repeat steps 1-11 to create a matching pair.

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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Measurements: 0.6mm hole/22 gauge

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

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2-4$1.19
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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge




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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are so very pretty! I need to try these.

  2. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    So pretty !!

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design with endless color possibilities!

  4. BevB
    BevB says:

    I agree with the ladies!

  5. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    These are cute Alex.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Lovely snowflake earrings.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Alex, these are wonderful! I like your step-by-step visuals of the process. I found circular designs a bit harder to stitch, but I might give it another go after seeing these lovelies. Many possibilities. They might even look great attached together as a necklace. Beautiful earrings!

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