Beaded Snowflake Earrings
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11/0 seed beads
4mm bicones in a pale shade
4mm bicones in a dark shade
4mm jump rings
Long nose pliers
Take 1 ½ feet of monofilament and starting with the pale bicones, string on a seed bead and then a bicone. Repeat until you have 6 bicones on the line.
Crisscross the lines through the last bicone and you should end up with a circle of beads. Slide the circle of beads on the line until you have about 4 inches of line on the left and a much longer line on the right. This circle of beads will be the base that we are going to build off of and the longer line will be used to make the points of the snowflake. Position the circle of beads so that the two lines are at the bottom of the circle, left has the short line and right has the longer line. We will be working in a counter clockwise direction as we build the snowflake points.
Now using the darker bicones and the longer line, string on a seed bead and a bicone and then 4 seed beads. Re-thread the line through the first seed bead moving in the same direction, this will result in a small circle of 4 seed beads.
String on a bicone, then a seed bead, and circle the line back through the bicone on the base (you will be entering the hole that has the left line coming out of it) and pull tight. This will result in your first snowflake point.
Now bring the right line through the adjacent seed bead and bicone on the base.
String on a seed bead and then a bicone.
Now string on 4 seed beads and then re-thread the line through the first seed bead, again resulting in a small circle of 4 seed beads.
String on a bicone, then a seed bead, and circle the line back through the bicone on the base and pull tight. This is your second point.
Now bring the line through the adjacent seed bead and bicone on the base.
Repeat making points until you meet up with the first point of the snowflake, at this time you should have the two lines facing each other so just tie a knot 2 times and then weave the lines through a few beads before trimming them down.
Open a jump ring and slip it through the center of one of the seed bead circle on the tip of the points. Attach another jump ring to it and then an ear wire.
Repeat all steps for the other earring.