Quick Gradient Beaded Earrings - Intro to 3D Right Angle Weave Jewelry Making Technique

Odin O, Jewelry Artist, Writer, Blogger

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Your Jewelry Making Quest!

    • 2. Gathering Your Beads

    • 3. Learn Some Beading Terms

    • 4. Stitch the First Row of Right Angle Weave

    • 5. Continuing the Gradient Earring

    • 6. Finishing Your Earrings with Wire and Drops

    • 7. Victory! Enjoy your Beadwork!


About This Class

Learn how to use two different threads in the 3D Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch to create these super cute beaded earrings using your favorite beads! The gradient effect and sparkly crystals make these a head turner! Advance your beadweaving skills to create one in every color!

I personally have made them using bicones, rounds, pearls, and even teeny tiny delicas and seed beads. Play with colors and create your own personal rainbow while learning basic beading techniques.

This class is designed to be a fundamental jewelry making technique that we will explore and build upon later with more complex designs. This class may be a pre-requisite to other 3D RAW classes.


Create a pair of earrings using your favorite bead colors

Materials for one pair of earrings:

  • 24 Color A beads (I use 4mm bicones here)
  • 22 Color B beads
  • 22 Color C Beads
  • 14 Crystal Clear beads
  • Clear Monofilament fishing line 4-6lb test
  • 8 headpins (at least 1 inch long)
  • 8in of 20-22ga wire
  • Two earwires
  • Two 6mm open jumprings

Tools you will need:

  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Nipper Tool
  • Blue and Red Permanent Markers

Don't forget to come and join us at the Creations From Lessons With Odin Facebook group to show off your creations and talk with other beaders!


Feeling adventurous? Why not try out some of my more advanced patterns available in PDF format:



"Achaidh Cheide" "Heavy Interlude"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0