Uchsia Earrings

Remember those darling dancing flowers in the Disney movie, Fan fas/a? These lifelike flowers use lots of different increases and decreases. Make a pair for earrings, or create a cluster to hang from a tassel or a lariat necklace.

You'll work this flower from the top of the pink part all the way down to the purple inner petals.Then you'll come back to the middle and work the outer pink petals separately. Next, you'll come back up to the top to add the green calyx and hanging loop. And finally, you'll add the stamens.

Materials

Notions

Size 12 beading needles Thread conditioner Scissors Pliers

Top of Flower

Use all pink beads.

Step 7.-Create a ring by stringing 8 beads. Pass through them again to make a circle, then pass through 1 more bead. Step 2: Work 4 rounds of herringbone stitch (Figure I). Pull your thread tight to help the

Size 1 I ° bright pink Czech seed beads Size 11J purple Japanese seed beads Size 9C green three-cut seed beads Size 12° yellow three-cut seed beads Size 2 pink twisted bugles Size B white beading thread Ear wires

Herringbone Beading Stitch Images
Figure 1
Herringbone Stitch Beading

beads form a tube (Figure 2). Since this is an even tube, you must step up through 2 beads on each round.

Herringbone Bead Tube
Figure 2

Step 3: Work 1 round of herringbone stitch with a 1-bead B inc between every column for a total of 12 beads. Step up. This step makes a little bulge in the top of the flower (Figure 3),

Herringbone Stitch Beading Flower
Figure 3
Figure 4

Step 5; Work 1 more round of herringbone stitch for a total of 8 beads (Figure 5). Step up.

Figure 5

Inner Petals

Step 4: Work 1 round of herringbone stitch with a I -bead B dec between every column for a total of 8 beads (Figure 4). Step up.

Use all purple beads.

Step 6; Work 1 round of herringbone stitch (Figure 6). Step up.

Herringbone Stitch Beading

Figure 7

Herringbone Stitch Beading
Figure 6

Figure 8

Step 7: Work 1 round of herringbone stitch with a 1 -bead B inc between every column Step 9; Work 1 round of herringbone stitch for a total of 12 beads (Figure 7). Step up. for a tota| of 16 beads (Figure 9)- Step up<

Figure 7

Step 8: Work 1 round of herringbone stitch with a 2-bead B inc between every column for a total of 16 beads (Figure 8). Step up.

Bead Stitched Earrings

Figure 12

Step 10:*'Work I herringbone stitch, a 1-bead B inc, and I herringbone stitch. Pass down through 2 and up through 2 (Figure 10).

Figure 10

Repeat from * 3 times. Step up. Note: See how the tube is now separated into four petals?

For clarity, from now on, I'm just going to show one of the four petals.

Step 7 7;*Work 1 herringbone stitch, a 2-bead B inc, and 1 herringbone stitch. Pass down through 3 and up through 3 (Figure 11). Repeat from * 3 limes. Step up.

Step 12: *Work a 3-bead picot, a 1-bead B inc, a 5-bead picot, a 1-bead B inc, and a 3-bead picot. Pass clown through 4 and up through 4 (Figure 12). Repeat from * 3 times. Run your thread up through the beads to the last pink row.

Figure 12

Outer Petals

Use all pink beads.

Step 13: Work 4 herringbone stitches on top of the last pink row (Figure 13). This forms the base for the outer petals. Note: You'll bead each outer petal separately. It's fiddly work, getting your needle into these tight spaces and keeping the tension snug while

you turn, so be patient with yourself. Use the necessary turn (the ladder turn or Rita's turn), and keep the thread tension as tight as you can. Watch for thread catching around other petals.

Step 14: Work 1 row of herringbone stitch for a total of 2 beads (Figure 14).

Figure 14

Step 15: Work 1 row of 3 beads (a W inc) (Figure 15).

Figure 15
Herringbone Beading Stitch Images

Figure 17

Step 7 6: Work 3 rows of herringbone Step 17: Work 1 row of 1 herringbone stitch, stitch for a total of 4 beads in each row a 1-bead B inc, and 1 herringbone stitch (Figure 16). for a total of 5 beads (Figure 17).

Figure 17

Step 18: Work 1 row of 1 herringbone stitch, a 1-bead B dec, and 1 herringbone stitch for a total of 4 beads (Figure 18). Pull tight!

Herringbone Beading Stitch Images
Figure 18
Herringbone Stitch Beading Images
Figure 19

Step 19: Work 2 rows of herringbone stitch for a tola I of 4 beads in each row (Figure 19).

Step 20: Work 1 row of W dec for a total of 3 beads.

Step 21: Work 1 row of W dec for a total of 2 beads (Figure 20).

Figure 20

Herringbone Stitch Beading Flower
Figure 21
Herringbone Stitch Beading Flower
Figure 22

Step 22: Work one 3-bead pi cot (Figure 21). Make sure the petal is curling in the direction you want, then run your thread down through the petal-edge and flower beads to come out the next herringbone on top of another.

Step 23: Make 3 more petals the same way. Run your thread up through the flower to come out the top edge (your very first row).

Calyx

Use all green beads.

Step 24: Add a 1-bead picot to each herringbone stitch at the top edge for a total of 4 beads (Figure 22).

Step 25: Step up, then add 1 green bead between each "up" bead for a total of 4 beads (Figure 23). Step up. (Now you're

Tubular Peyote Stitch

doing tubular peyote stitch—like how I snuck that in?)

Step 26: Work 4 more rounds of even-count tubular peyote stitch (4 beads in each round). Remember to step up on each row.

Step 27: Add a 6-bead loop to 2 opposite "up" beads. Pass through the beads again to reinforce the loop (Figure 24).

Figure 24

Step 28: Sew the remaining 2 "up" beads together underneath the loop. Drop your needle down through the center of the flower.

Stamens

Step 29: String 3 pink, 3 bugles, 1 pink, 1 yellow, and 1 pink. Pass back up through the bugles and the 3 pinks to come out the top of the flower. (This is called double-run fringe.) Run your thread through the loop, pass the needle through the center, and make 3 more stamens in the same way. You can vary the number of bugles and seeds to make each one a different length. Pass through the hanging loop each time to reinforce.

Step 30: Finish by tying off your thread and adding ear wires. Or you can string the fuchsias on the end of a lariat. Make a few leaves with the violet-leaf pattern on page 68 to add to the lariat, if you like.

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