Day 3 of Easy Breezy Earring Challenge

Today’s Easy breezy earrings are going to showcase the tri-stitch. I have seen this very often used in beaded jewelry but its a great stitch for making earrings and bracelets. It is a modifired version of  right angle weave stitch.

tri stitch earrings

Materials I used for the pair of earrings.

18 pink crazy lace agate beads (4mm)

seed beads size 11/0 silver amethyst

2 earwires

beading thread (wildfire 0.006)

beading needle size 10

*Other beads such and pearls crystals, or czech beads can be used. The size of the beads can also vary.

Step 1. String 1 agate , 1 seed bead, 1 agate, 1 seed bead, 1 agate and 1 seed bead. You should have a total 3 agate beads and 3 seed beads on your thread.

step 1b

Step 2. Pass the needle through the 1st agate bead on the thread to make a triangle.

step 2b

Step 3. The thread will be coming out of the agate bead, pass the needle through the beads 2 more times to secure the thread. For the next step make sure the thread is exiting an agate bead and not a a seed bead.

step 3b

Step 4. Pick up 1 seed bead, 1 agate, 1 seed bead, 1 agate and 1 seed bead. You should have strung 2 agate and 3 seed beads.  Insert needle into the same bead that the thread is exiting to make the 2nd triangle.  Each new triangle will share an agate bead with the previous triangle

step 4b

Step 5 . Pass the needle through the next seed bead and agate bead.

step 5b

Step 6. Repeat Step 4 and 5

step 6a

step 7b

Step 7. Repeat step 4 one more time. After you make the 4th triangle pass the needle through the next seed bead only.

step 8b

Step 8. The thread should be exiting a seed bead. Then pick up  2 seed beads, an earwire, and 3 more seed beads. Insert the needle through the seed where the thread exits to form a loop for the ear wire.  Go through the seed beads 3-4 times more to secure the loop. Then go through an agate bead, tie a half-hitch knot and pass through the next seed bead  and agate before cutting the thread. Secure the tail thread the same way. You don’t have to stop after just four triangles. You can make the earrings longer or even turn this into a bracelet. The earrings are 1 1/4 inches long not including the ear wire.

step 9 b

I hope you like my design and the instructions are easy to follow. Please leave a comment below or post pictures on my facebook page: JRPDesigns. Just click the “f” button on the left panel at the top.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/JRPDesigns

Thank You.

 

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