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Beaded Cross Earrings

By: Brianna Stearns

These beaded cross earrings are one of the simplest earring beading patterns, and they make a great gift for a religious friend or loved one.

Beaded Cross Earrings

Materials:

  • 2 eight inch pieces of size 30 crochet thread
  • 9 beads size of your choosing
  • 2 French hooks
  • Sewing needle
    Note bead size does affect size of earrings. 

Instructions:
Make 2:

  1. Place 1 French hooks on thread
     
  2. Fold thread in half equally
     
  3. Place 2 beads on thread.
     
  4. Separate strands of thread
     
  5. Place 2 beads on strand one
     
  6. Using same thread, thread string back though 2nd bead from end of thread. Use sewing needle if needed.
     
  7. On 2nd strand of thread place 2 beads
     
  8. Using same thread, thread sting back though 2nd bead from end of thread. Use sewing needle if needed.
     
  9. Join both strands of thread and tie together in small knot.
     
  10. Place 3 beads on thread
     
  11.  Tie in knot to secure beads in place, cut of extra thread.


 

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Stupid question but how do you keep it from unthreading when you go back through the same beads?

Not a stupid question at all! You can't see this in the photo but you don't actually go back through the same beads. What you'll do is only go back through the second bead from the end, so the string will sort of wrap around the first bead and it will be securely in place. Let me know if I can explain that better!

I love it. It is simple once you get the idea. And think how versatile this pattern would be. You can dress them up by using glitter beads or switch colors for the seasons. Green and red at Christmas, pink or purple for Easter, brown and orange for thanksgiving and so on. I am going to have to experiment a little with them.

video would also be nice for beginners. I love these crosses and they really were easy to make once I figured it out. Can you tell I'm a beginner...LOL! Thank you for the idea instructions.

This is a heart warming earrings for all holidays.

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