Day 2 of the Easy Breezy earring challenge brings us to the flat spiral stitch.
This is a great stitch that makes great earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. I made the earrings with swarovski crystals. You can use pearls instead or any bead of choice. The central bead had to larger than the side beads. Since it’s spring I chose red, peridot and crystals as my colors.
Materials I used:
6 Swarovski crystals Siam (8mm)
8 Swarovski crystals Crystal AB and peridot and (4mm)
Seed Beads size 11/0 Silver lined crystal
Beading thread Wildfire size 0.006 inch
Beading needle size 10
Step 1. String Two 8mm crystals then 5 seed beads one 4mm peridot crystal and 5 seed beads. Bring your needle around and insert through the two 8mm crystals. The seed beads and smaller crystal will form a loop around one side of the larger crystals. Leave 1.5 inch tail.
Step 2.pick up 5 seed beads one 4 mm peridot crystal and 5 seed beads and insert the needle through the two large crystals just like before. Another loop will form on the other side of the crystals.
Step 3 Add another large 8mm crystal.
Step 4. Pick up 5 seed beads, 1 crystal AB 4mm crystal, and 5 seed beads. Insert the needle throught the 2nd and 3rd 8mm crystals to form a loop one side of crystal 2 and 3.
Step 5 Repeat step 4. Pick up 5 seed beads, 1 crystal AB 4mm crystal, and 5 seed beads. Insert the needle throught the 2nd and 3rd 8mm crystals to form a loop one side of crystal 2 and 3.
Step 6. Pick up one seed bead and insert needle in adjacent seed bead.
Step 7. Pick up two seed beads, and earwire and two more seed beads and insert needle through the three seed beads at the top of third crystal. Togather this will form a loop for the ear wire. Go through the seed beads 3 to 4 times to make loop strong. Insert the needle down the seed on the side of the third red crystal and bring the thread right before the 4mm crystal AB. Tie a half-hitch knot and insert the thread through the 4 mm crystal am. The thread can be cutoff. Do the same thing for the tail end. Insert the needle up the seed beads and bring the needle before the 4mm peridot crystal. Tie a half-hitch knot, insert the thread through the crystal and cut off the extra thread.