Day 4 of the Easy Breezy Earring Challenge

Today’s Earring are very easy to make but I think look great and make use of some beautiful beads.

Tiger’s eye is a protective stone with a powerful, dynamic energy and a watchful quality to it. Specific colors of your tiger’s eye stone – from golden yellow to deep reds – will express, in different degrees, a strengthening and grounding energy. Tiger’s eye also has a mystical, opalescent quality to it, and the combination of solid black color stripes with shimmering golds, browns and reds make for a very special stone indeed.

Tiger’s eye is a favorite when it comes to protective stones. The watchful eye energy of the tiger’s stone has long been used in various forms of jewelry and protective home decor. Roman soldiers wore tiger eye stones before going into battle. Tiger’s eye can also help balance and clear emotions, thus contributing to a calm mind and peaceful disposition. It will help the mind to have feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others.

Lots of good reasons to use tiger’s eye beads in your jewelry or for gifts you make for someone else.

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Materials for the pair of earrings

12 Tiger eye beads (8mm)

seed beads size 8

2 jump rings

2 ear wires

Beading thread (wildfire 0.006)

beading needles size 10

 

Step 1. String beads in the following order: 1 tiger eye, 2 seed beads, 1 tiger eye, 2 seed beads, 1 tiger eye, and 2 seed beads.  You should have 3 tiger’s eye beads and 6 seed beads on your thread. Make a circle by bringing your thread through the beads 2-3 times. This will have secure your thread. Leave a 2-3 inch tail.

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Step 2. After making the circle make sure your thread is exiting a seed bead next to a tiger eye bead. Then string 1 tiger’s eye and 4 seed beads.

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Step 3. Skip the next seed bead and tiger’s eye and insert needle in the next seed bead. Pull tight but not so tight that the beads don’t stay flat.

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Step 4. Repeat step 3. Pick up 1 tiger’s eye bead and 4 seed beads. Skip the next seed bead and tiger’s eye bead and insert needle into the seed bead.

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5. Repeat the previous step one more time and your work should look like the picture below. Work the thread through the beads  to secure your work. Tie a half-hitch knot and cut the extra thread. Repeat the process for the tail thread.

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6. Add a jump ring to a central seed bead as shown in the picutre. Next add the earwire to the jump ring. One earring is complete.  All you have to to is make one more and you are done.

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