Materials you will need:
- Beading needle
- Seed or Delica beads in the colors of your choice
- Beading thread: either pre-waxed, or waxed with a lump of beading wax. Alternatively, I have heard waxed dental floss may work well, though I haven't tried it.
Step 1: Preparation and Start
Thread 7 beads on thread, as shown in Picture 1.
The beads should fall like on Picture 2 on the thread. Let them fall to about halfway down the thread.
Step 2: Up and Over
Step 3: And Again
Step 4: Finish the Row
Step 5: Start Row 2
Step 8: More Rows
Step 9: Loop-de-Loop
Bring the needle down through the right top bead, then back up through the left top bead. Run the needle and thread on this loop several times for strength. The loop is shown, but the thread shouldn't show on your earring.
Step 10: Tie Off the Loop
Step 11: Upside Downsy
Step 12: Bead Up the Other Half
Step 14: What's Next
Enjoy, and please post your creations here!