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Black diamond earrings

Cube beads fit together perfectly to make these diamond-shaped brick stitch earrings.
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FIGURE

Decreasing rows of brick stitch produce a perfect dangle to hang from this silver finding. Make a contemporary pair of earrings that work up in an hour! 

SUPPLIES

pair of earrings

  • 50 4 x 4 mm cube beads, black (Toho, 375130)
  • 22 11/0 seed beads, black (Toho, 474833)
  • 2 silver link findings (Metal Madness, 421790)
  • pair of earring findings
  • nylon beading thread to match beads
  • beading needles, #12
  • 2 pairs of pliers
 
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS

1. On 1 yd. (.9 m) of thread, pick up two cube beads, leaving a 12-in. (30 cm) tail. Work a row of ladder stitch five cubes long (PHOTO A). 

2. Work a row of brick stitch using four cubes. Work two more rows, decreasing one cube per row. 

3. Pick up a cube, and sew down through the next cube in the previous row (FIGURE, a–b). Sew through the adjacent cube and the new cube again (b–c). Sew through the two cubes in the previous row (c–d and PHOTO B). Don’t end the thread.

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PHOTO A
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PHOTO B

4. Using the tail, repeat steps 2 and 3, and end the tail.

5. On the working thread, pick up 11 11/0 seed beads, and sew through a jump ring on the silver finding and through the adjacent cube (PHOTO C). Retrace the thread path, and end the thread.

6. Open the loop of an earring finding, attach the other jump ring on the silver finding (PHOTO D), and close the loop. 

7. Make a second earring.

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PHOTO C
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PHOTO D

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