Materials & Tools
- C Lon beading cord 25"/65cm x 6 (add 10"/25cm to the lengths if you want the earrings to have a front and back knotted sides. See the section: Two options to finish)
- 10 mm glass or crystal pearls x 2
- metal eyepins x 2
- 6mm split rings x 2
- Size 8 metal seed bead x 4
- hook ear wires x 2
- Fabric glue such as Aleene’s Fusion Fabric
- Round nose pliers
Knotting the Leaves
- Take one cord and folding it in half, mount it on one of the rings with a lark’s head knot.
- Mount two cords on one end of the cord that was previously mounted using lark’s head knot with half hitch knot.
- Number the cords from 1 to 6 and take cord # 1 as the holding cord to make a row of double half hitch knots using all of the cords that are on the right.
- Repeat the previous step 5 more times, for a total of seven rows of double half hitch knots (the mounting row included).
- Now knot in the opposite direction. For this, renumber the threads and using cord # 6 as the holding cord, make a series of double half hitch knots to the left. Repeat 6 more times.
- Fold the piece, shaping the leaf by joining the first row with the last row. Take the holding cord from the last row and tie it to the ring with a lark’s head knot.
Two Options to Finish the Earrings
- If you want the earrings look exactly alike on both the front and back, repeat the previous steps to form another leaf - after securing the loose ends of the cords through the back - glue them together using fabric glue.
- But if you want to finish earrings with a single face, be very sure that the thread that was tied to the ring in Step 6 is secure as well as the other cords on the back of the work.
Adding the Beads
- In one of the metal eyepins, insert a metal seed bead, a pearl and then another seed bead.
- Using round nose pliers, make a loop on the other end of the eyepin. On one of the loops, insert the leaf with the ring and on the other loop, insert the hook ear wire.