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Crystal Corona Earrings PILAR BURG

advanced beginner

Create these beautiful earrings to match

WHAT YOU NEED

the Crystal Corona pendant in the May/

• 40 bicone 4mm crystals

June 2009 issue of Step by Step Beads.

• .5g size 11° or 15° Japanese seed beads • #12 thin beading needle • Fireline 6lb test • 1 pair French ear wires • Scissors • Round-nose pliers Finished length: 1”, not including the ear wire.

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2. Tie the beads into a circle using a surgeon’s knot. Pass through

circle and pass through the seed bead 5 (Figure 3).

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6 to tighten the circle, exiting crystal bead 51. Do 9 not pull too snug 7 8 or the shape will cup. Knot the working thread to Figure 1 existing thread between beads in several half hitches, but do not cut the thread.

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5, passing through beads 30, 37, 44, 51, and 11 exiting bead (crystal) 16 (Figure 6).

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1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed and pass through the next crystal, bead 233

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5. Pass through the next 3 seeds and crystal, beads 13-16. String 2 1

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3, passing through the seed beads 7, 9, 11, 1 and exiting bead 3 (Figure 4).

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Figure 1 in Step 4. Continue around the circle, repeating the bead pattern

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3. String 3 seeds, 1 crystal, 3 seeds, skip the next crystal in the

1 in Steps 2 7. Pass back through outer circle of beads created 53and

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the circle to exit bead 3 (Figure 2).

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String the inside of the medallion as follows for a total of 12 beads: 1 size 11° seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal (Figure 1).

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Make the medallion 1. String a needle onto a 1yard length of Fireline, leaving an 8” tail.

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Make the bail 8. String 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1 seed, 1 crystal, 1

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seed and pass back through bead 51 (Figure 7). Reinforce, passing pass back through the beads just added, beads 52-56, and continue through beads 52, 53 and 54.

9. String 6 seeds and pass back through bead 54. Repeat through the loop of beads again including bead 54 to reinforce (Figure 8).

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10. For added security, pass through beads added in step 8 (Figure 7). 11. Weave thread into beads and tie off using half-hitch knots. Trim. Thread a needle on the tail and weave that into the beads; trim.

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Using round-nose pliers, open the loop on an ear wire. Slip the loop of the ear wire through the loop of seeds at the top of the medallion. Close the loop of the ear wire. Repeat Steps 1-12 to make a second earring.

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Check out the Crystal Corona pendant in the May/June 2009 issue of Step by Step Beads.

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