1. On a comfortable length of Fireline or thread, attach a stop bead, leaving a 10-in. (25 cm) tail. Pick up the 24 11/0 Delica cylinder beads outlined in pattern 3. These beads will shift to form two rows of beadwork as the next row is added.
2. Working toward the body of the earring (ignore the tapered end for now), work PATTERN 3 in flat even-count peyote stitch. End and add thread as needed.
3. Create the top tapered end by working peyote stitch decreases along each edge. Remove the stop bead, and create the bottom tapered end using the 10-in. (25 cm) tail.
4. With either thread, sew through the beadwork to exit the top corner of the earring. Pick up four or five 11/0 seed beads, the loop of an earring finding, and four or five 11/0s. Sew into the other corner of the beadwork, and retrace the thread path. End the threads.
5. Make a second earring.