CONfS here seed beads combine with accent beads of glass african Turquoise jasper and carnelian the findings are vermeil gilded silver

lw 10 lS'ivch ¡40 cm) pieces of bead thread.

2 : 11 a fir <ihle needle onto one of the pieces irrt sinng i inches of seed beads and accent bead; IBegrn ,nvd end with seed beads, so that the ' of the sfancts will fit easily inside the cones.)

Rew.* the needle, center the beads on the thread, and sel aside.

3 norp strands of beads in a similar tsiuxi

4 Wifn rne round nose pliers, form a small wrapped ten hi one end of a piece of wire.

5 Git!';1 five strands of Deads into one bundle and pdlliein in naif, so you are holding their tails. Lay it» bundle on vour work surface In a U shape. Take «•M-hard threads through the loop In one dlrec-H ml the right-hand threads through the loop in teopposite direction. See Figure 1. Tie all tails in a knit iitiwmi rriB loop and apply a dab of bead Odmenl

6 String the other five strands on the second wire iri a similar fashion. Trim thread ends close to the knot and add more cement if necessary.

7 Slide a cone onto a wire stem. See Figure 2. Pull the wire snugly Into the cone, which should cover the loop and some of the seeds. Arrange the loops to your satisfaction.

8 Holding the cone with one hand, make a second loop in the wire, about 1/8 inch (.3 cm) from the top of the cone. Attach the stem loop to the post loop. Repeat for other earring.

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DBSIIN:

Cynthia Rutledge

Using cones, page 21.

YOU WILL NEED

Seed beads

Accent beads

Beading thread

Flexible bead needle

Round-nose pliers

Chain-nose pliers

6 inches (15.5 cm) of 20-gauge wire, cut into 2 3-inch (7.5 cm) pieces

Pair of 6mm ball posts with loop, and pair of ear nuts

Bead cement

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