The Picture Frame Earrings tutorial is a free beginner beading pattern that uses DiamonDuo beads, SuperDuo beads, bicones and seed beads.
Feel free to substitute GemDuo beads in place of the DiamonDuo beads, if you have them available.
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Picture frame earrings Tutorial
I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this beading pattern.
Below is the materials list, along with the colours that I used. Click any of the links to purchase the supplies required for this project.
1g Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads, Metallic Green Iris (A)
8 Bicones, 3mm (D)- I used Crystal AB
1g 15/0 Seed beads (E)- I used Metallic Green Iris
1 yard of beading thread
1 size 12 beading needle
Here is the video tutorial:
Here is the full written tutorial:
Thread your needle with 18 inches of beading thread.
Leaving a 4-inch tail, string a sequence of 3A, 1B, 1C and 1B four times.
Note: Each C has a ridged side and a flat side. Make sure all of them are facing the same direction.
Go through all the beads once more and exit through the centre 1A in a group of 3A.
Pass through the centre 1A in the next group of 3A.
Repeat Step 3 three more times.
Continue through the following 1A and the first hole of the next 1B.
Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the 1B your thread is exiting.
String 1D and pass through the second hole of the following 1B.
String 3E and go through the second hole of the next 1C.
String 3E and go through the second hole of the following 1B.
Repeat Steps 7-9 three more times.
Continue through the following 1D.
String 5A and pass through the 1D from side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Reinforce the 5A just added.
Weave your working and tail threads into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess.
Step 37: Attach the earring hook to the seed bead loop.
Repeat all of the steps to complete the second earring.
Your earrings are now complete!