These green SuperDuo earrings were inspired by the little four-leaf clover in the center. This earring design features fabulously fun green SuperDuos and mixed shades of super-sparkly green Swarovski crystal elements. Make these earrings for St. Patrick's Day, but wear them all year long for good luck. The earring measures two inches from the earwire.
Once you make these earrings, you can easily use this circular SuperDuo pattern to make earrings and pendants using all kinds of color combinations.
Have a measuring tape or yard stick on hand to measure your thread, and use your beeswax to strengthen your thread, if you like. These items are not included in kit.
40 Czech SuperDuo green seed beads 72 Swarovski crystal 3mm peridot bicones 2 Swarovski crystal 3mm fern green bicones 2 Swarovski crystal peridot teardrop beads 1 spool of size B evergreen Nymo Thread 1 size 12 regular beading needle 1 inch of sterling silver rollo style round link cable chain 2 sterling silver 1.5 inch thin headpins 2 silver fill Bali style earwires
step 1 Cut off two yards of thread, thread your needle and double your thread. Add four SuperDuos on to the thread and go back through the first SuperDuo to make a circle. Sew your thread through again a couple more times, tightening up your thread as you go.
Weave the tail of the thread back through the circle and trim. You have now formed a 4-petal flower with your first four SuperDuos.
Jump up to the second hole of the first SuperDuo bead.
TIPS - Use some beeswax to wax the thread, which makes it more stiff and workable. Go through circles of beads multiple times with your thread to ensure strength and durability.
step 2 Add one 3mm crystal, one SuperDuo, one 3mm crystal and go through the next SuperDuo. Repeat three more times.
With only the thread, go around your new pattern two more times.
step 3 Jump up to your newest SuperDuo hole and go back through the second hole of the SuperDuo that your thread is coming out of.
step 4 Add one SuperDuo, one 3mm crystal, one SuperDuo, one 3mm crystal, and one SuperDuo. Go through the next SuperDuo. Repeat three more times. With only the thread, go around this newest circle pattern two more times.
step 5 Add one 3mm bicone and go through the next SuperDuo. Add two 3mm bicones and go through the next SuperDuo. Add two 3mm bicones and go through the next SuperDuo.
Repeat this sequence three more times.
step 6 During your second pass of thread, go through one 3mm bicone, add one link of the chain and go back through the next bicone. Weave your thread around to the opposite side and add two links of chain. Go around one more time, weaving the thread through the outer circle of beads. Trim the thread.
step 7 Slide the Swarovski teardrop, one link of chain, and one fern green bicone on to your headpin. Attach the drop to the chain link with a simple wire twist.
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