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Design and Make Beaded Fringe Earrings

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Design & Make Beaded Fringe Earrings

      1:55

    • 2.

      Your Class Project

      1:17

    • 3.

      Supplies You Will Need

      2:00

    • 4.

      Earring Design

      5:44

    • 5.

      Design in Procreate

      5:22

    • 6.

      Begin Your Earring

      1:37

    • 7.

      Ladder Stitch

      10:06

    • 8.

      Brick Stitch

      17:36

    • 9.

      Make Your Loop

      4:45

    • 10.

      The Fringe

      15:50

    • 11.

      Weaving in Ends

      7:42

    • 12.

      Finishing with Hooks

      2:36

    • 13.

      Thank You!

      1:09

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Learn how to make your own beaded fringe earrings! 

If you’ve ever admired this style of earring and wanted to make your own, then this course is for you!

 In this class you'll learn:

  • How to make beaded fringe earrings
  • How to design your own beaded fringe earrings patterns
  • Tools to take your skills to the next level, with coloring pages to plan it all out!

The real beauty of making your own beaded earrings comes in designing your own pair

While a simple one-color design can be just the look you want, we’ll be discussing options for making your own patterns as well! 

This class includes pattern templates for creating your own earring design. In the class resources tab there is a link to pdf sheets to print out for making your own designs. I like coloring mine in with colored pencils, so I recommend printing several sheets and having pencils handy! It’s best if they match the colors of beads you’ll be working with.

I’ve even created a procreate file for those of you who are interested in designing on your iPad. Follow the link provided to download those files.

We’ll be working with size 11 seed beads. You can work with as many or as few colors as you desire. You’ll need a size 12 beading needle, and a spool of nymo thread, as well as earring hooks and pliers to finish your set of earrings!

You'll gain the skills to create: your own unique and stylish pair(s!) of beaded fringe earrings!

This class is perfect for beginners who want to make a fashion statement. It's a super fun way for younger tweens and teens to experiment with too! 

Be sure to share what you come up with by posting a picture of your coloring page and/or finished earring(s)!

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Kendra Ortner

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Kendra Ortner is an eclectic artist; designer, painter, fiber-lover, ceramicist, teacher, and all-around creative visionary. As a handwork teacher, she witnessed the magic in children's abilities and skills to create. She loves sharing fun, approachable ways that absolutely anyone can experience this joy! Her company is "by hand at home" because she believes that the art we make with our hands can truly bring us to a feeling of being at home in our souls. 

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1. Design & Make Beaded Fringe Earrings: I have been seeing beaded fringe earrings everywhere, and it inspired me to create my own. In this class, you'll be learning how to design and make your own beaded fringe earrings. Hi, I'm Kendra Ortner of by hand at home. I'm an eclectic artist and teacher and I work in digital design, surface pattern design, illustration, wool, knitting, crochet, embroidery, clay, paints, and now beads. In this class, I'll be teaching you how to design and make your very own beaded fringe earrings. This class is for complete beginners. And my 11-year-old daughter has really enjoyed making her own earrings. So I encourage you to give it a go. In no time at all, you'll be making your very own styles that can add sparkle to any outfit. I love how they add color, how they swing, how they touch my shoulders, and really feel colorful, vibrant and alive. I think they go with every outfit and I hope you'll join me today for beaded fringe earrings here on Skillshare. Thanks. 2. Your Class Project: For your class project, you'll be making your own pair of beaded fringe earrings. I've provided you with some templates so you can design your own. And I'd love to see what you come up with. Feel free to share any step of the process along the way from your design to the finished project in the class projects tab. Now, you are welcome to start with one bead color and make a monochromatic pair of beaded fringe earrings. Some of my favorite pairs are completely one color. Or you can work with two colors, which is what I'll be doing if you'd like to follow along with the steps that I'm taking in the class. Or of course, you can let your imagination go wild and design as many colors as you'd like. The possibilities are really limitless with this. I'd love for you to upload a photo of your finished pair of beaded fringe earrings even better if I can see you modeling them. But feel free to share any step along the way. I'd love to see what you come up with. Thanks for joining me for beaded fringe earrings. Now let's talk about the supplies that you will need. 3. Supplies You Will Need: Here are the supplies you'll need for making your own beaded fringe earrings. I began working with a little piece of felt for making my beaded fringe earrings. The felt prevents the beads from rolling away. And I moved on to using some other different objects, but I still put a large wool mat underneath my work surface. I use this ceramic dish that I made myself. It has a really great texture that captures the beads. Any kind of dish or bowl that has a little lip to it will work really well for containing and corralling your beads. We'll be working with size 11 seed beads and you'll need at least one color. Two colors if you'd like to follow along with my design. You'll need size 12, beading needles, a spool of Nymo thread, scissors for cutting your thread, earring hooks for attaching your beaded fringe earrings. I found these specialty hooks at my local bead shop. They don't require any fixing of your earrings onto the hooks. So they work really well for keeping your beaded fringe earrings on the hooks. If you do decide to use hooks without a back, I recommend getting these little silicone stoppers. They come in packs of a thousand so you won't run out. If you get regular earring hooks, you'll need pliers to close up the back of the hooks. Fireline is another type of thread that I've experimented with. You may want to experiment with this too if you decide to continue making beaded fringe earrings, I only use it for the top part of the earrings and only if they're very large, so they need a little extra stiffness. That covers about all the supplies we'll need for making our beaded fringe earrings. Next step, we'll be starting your beaded fringe earrings. 4. Earring Design: Now we come to the design of our earrings. So in the Resources tab, I've provided a link to some coloring pages. One shows you the form of the earring we'll be making and gives you space to design other earrings. And one is more free form. You can explore other types of designs once you get the hang of your first pair of earrings. I'd love for you to print these out so you can color them in. I also have a file for Procreate users. If you'd like to color this on your iPad, you can do that if you are a procreate user and I'll be walking you through how to use that file in the next video. I think everyone should start out with a coloring page. So it's of course, up to your personal preference. But first I'm going to be walking through the coloring page and the different parts of the earring on the coloring page. With that said, you're going to need to have some colored pencils that match your beaded fringe earring colors. If you're only using one color, of course, you only need one colored pencil. You're going to also need them to have some contrast so you can tell them apart in your design. And I like to have a pencil too if I want to make any notes such as the number of beads I'm using or something like that. So the first part of the earring that we make is the base. The base is kind of like where the top part of the earring comes from and where the fringe hangs from, it's right in the middle. And we're using three beads on a ladder stitch for this base of our earring. And for my design, I'm going to be coloring this all blue because my entire ladder stitch is going to be blue beads. So you can go ahead and do that if you're doing the same or whatever color you are doing for your ladder stitch. So after we do the ladder stitch, the next part is actually that top triangle. There will be a loop of beads at the top as well, which isn't pictured in the design pages. But this triangle part, we're going to be designing with the same color. It's going to be blue, all of it. You can of course, experiment with different designs in your next earrings. But we're going to color all of that blue as well. And this section is called the brick stitch because it's like you're laying bricks between every row rung of the ladder stitches, there's going to be one bead on top of it and it'll kind of go like that as it makes the point. So the top section, the little triangle at the top, is going to be the brick stitch. And we'll be coloring all of that blue as well. Now we've come to the most exciting part of our earrings: the fringe! So for my design, I'm starting with three green beads on the first string of beads in our fringe. Then I'm going to add three beads to each string as we go towards the middle. So the first string will be three green, six blue, three green, and then six blue. Our next string, we'll start with three blue, three green, six blue, three green then six blue. After that, it will be six blue. Then three green, six blue, three green, and six blue. And the middle string will be the longest one. And it starts with nine blue beads, followed by three green, six blue, three green and six blue. After we get to that central string, we're going to mirror the first half of the earrings. So the next string will match the one that's symmetrical to it on the other side, and it will start with the six blue beads. Then the one after that starts with three blue beads. And the last one will be the three green beads. In this way, the earring will have a V stripe of green beads in two places and will be perfectly symmetrical. So finish up your coloring design if you'd like to color this in Procreate, if you're an iPad user, I'll be showing how to do that in the next video. If you're just coloring on paper, that's perfect. And you can go ahead and skip that lesson and we'll get right to sewing and putting together our beaded fringe earrings. See you there. 5. Design in Procreate: Great, Now we're ready to do procreate. So I'd like to introduce you to the layers in this document. Go ahead and tap on the layers. You can see there is my wordmark on one of the locked layers, and then there is the reference layer which is also locked. You'll want to duplicate the layer. If you want to make your own design, you could always duplicate the locked layer as well, but then you would have to unlock it in order to use it. So that's something to keep in mind. You just swipe to the left to unlock. So that's what you'll need to do. Now, the first layer at the top is one that I've colored in. So we're actually going to be working on that top layer. You'll click on that to make it show up. If it's not already clicked on, you see the little boxes to the right are how you hide or show visibility for each layer. So click on that layer and make sure you're in that layer and then zoom in as far as you need to to comfortably work with this. I'm tapping on the document to grab that blue color because I'm going to color in with the blue color. So I'm dragging the blue right to where I want to color in and it didn't work. So I just tapped back and now trying it again and then I can tap right on, continue filling with re-color. Now a crosshatch appears and you want to draw, drag that cross hatch right to one of the spots where you want to color in. And then you can just continue tapping on the dots to color in easy-peasy and really fun to do. And so I'm just tapping all the little dots blue. If I accidentally tap somewhere else, I can drag the cross hairs again right to where I need them to be. So now I've colored in all of the blue on the top part of the earring, the ladder stitch part and the brick stitch part. And I think I'm going to even color in down at the bottom, you see my crosshairs are getting off a little bit. You just drag them right to where you want them to be. And then I'm going to go ahead and do the pattern with the blues up here at the top so that I know exactly where I'm going to put the greens, I'm counting along with my pattern so I can get the pattern, the design exactly right. And now I'm ready to find that green. I've already got it here, so I just put my finger, hold my finger over the color until I've got it. And then I'll go ahead and drag it down with my pen again and put it right there. Continue filling with re-color and it tried to color in the whole thing. And I'll pull it over to where I need it to be. So now I'm doing my three green in all the places that I want it. You can do this in any order that you like. I just like to go from the top down, make sure I've got it all right where I need it. At this point, I'm going to count down to the next area so I can get the next stripe of green, right where I need it to be. You wouldn't even have to color in the blue at all. You could just do the green. Right there. I needed to drag it to a different location. I kind of know how my design is going to finish up just at this point, but it's so fun to do. I'm going to go ahead and color in the rest because I'm really enjoying it. Whoops, I just made a little green mark on my screen so you can always use the back arrow as many times as you need to. Grab that color again and continue filling with re-color. Super fun, super easy. And a great way to make your designs. So you actually don't need to color in a pair. All you need is a single design to copy from, but I do enjoy having the pair and they are super fun to color in. There is also another procreate file that you can experiment with. This one is more freeform and allows you to do a different number of ladders, stitches, and a different length of fringe. And you can kind of go from there and design your own creation. So enjoy, have fun, and I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Begin Your Earring: Congratulations, you're ready to start sewing your beaded fringe earrings. So you're going to need your Nymo 00:00:11.790 --> 00:00:13.685 thread and your beading needle and also a little pair of scissors. We're first going to measure about a wing span, length of thread. So I just stretch my arms out as wide as they go to measure. And then I'm going to cut right at the end. And that is the amount of thread I am going to be using. I'll thread my needle. And then I'm ready to go and start with the next lesson, which will be the ladder stitch. So the first thing I'm going to need to do is thread my needle and I do wet the thread. To thread these. It's a little tricky because it sometimes splits apart. And what you can do is you can always cut a new start if you're having a lot of trouble, if it keeps splitting. Let's see. There we go. Then you want to leave a pretty long tail I would say six inches or so after you get it through the eye of the needle because it won't fall off that way and you've got extra thread, so there's plenty to do that with. 7. Ladder Stitch: So now we're going to begin our ladder stitch. You'll want to get six blue beads on your needle. So I'm going to pick those up now. 123. Whoops, I got four there 5,6. So I have all six on the needle. Now, I usually try to pinch them in my fingers. For this part. What's really important is the first three on here. You're going to want to keep pinched because you don't want them to move. So let me get that last little one in my pinchers. And then I'm going to slowly pull this through. Not all the way. I want to leave about a six-inch tail. I need to untangle that a little. There we go so I can see my tail coming. You can always adjust the tail later, so don't worry too much about being exact, but just leave a nice long tail. And then to make this into a loop, we're actually going to take the needle the same direction as it went the first time. So when we threaded our 6 beads, That's what we're going to do again, but only with the first three. So my needle goes through the first three beads only. I'm still pinching them. And then I'm going to slowly pull it through again. This first part is always the trickiest just because of the tension of the thread. So slowly pull it through. And then it will make a little loop. You see the loop here, mine flipped over. Flip it back so you can see better these three that are going straight up and down where my original first three. And then the ones that are looping around are going to be the next rung in my ladder. What I'll do to make them the next rung is take my needle down through the top. Just the same direction that they're facing. So 123. And then I'll slowly pull that. These might remain a little bit loose because we're not going to weave that tail end until the very last. So you can cinch them up a little bit so you can see how it looks. But both threads should be coming from the bottom. And you're ready to put on your next rung in the ladder stitch. So what you'll do is thread three more beads. These are all blue beads in my design 123. And wherever the thread is coming from, you're gonna put your needle in the opposite way. So I'm coming in the top of these beads and slowly putting my thread through. Because it's going to make that little loop again. Right there. Just jiggle those a little. Okay, So I'm tightening that up so you can see which direction the beads are facing and see how that's going to be the next rung on the ladder. Now, since my thread is coming from here, I'm actually going to go right next to where it's coming out to thread that. And that'll cinch them together. When I put the next three beads on, I'm actually going to go in this way. So I wouldn't want a thread it the same way because it would undo itself. This is more like we're weaving the threads together with beads on them. Then we're weaving the beads together so the threads kind of catch each other. So now I'm going to get three more. 123 and my needle goes in this direction. 123. I don't really want to split the thread there. It's best if the needle never goes through the thread because that could cause a tangle. So it's really going to the side of the thread. When you're sewing these. You don't want the thread to catch itself. Okay, so now to secure this rung on the ladder, we're going to make the thread go down and see. These beads are fussing a little. So I'm just doing two at a time since I can't get that third one. And then I'll do the third one. There we go. Now I've got them all going in the right direction where I need them to be. Okay. And we've got four rungs on our ladder, so we all need to do three more. So I'm ready for my next rung. Remember when you're putting the new beads on, you're going to come through the opposite way. If the threads coming from this side, you're going to come from this side every time you put the new beads on the ladder stitch. So I've got my three beads. I'm going this way. From the bottom. I'm going to slowly pull this. And then once the beads are on to cinch it up, you do go right next door, right into the hole of the top bead of this around through all three of the beads. And that's how you cinch it up. On my next rung with the thread coming from here. I'm gonna go in this side. So I'll grab three more beads, 123 and come in from the top through all three of these beads. Oh, it looks like I caught my thread a little, so I'm going to back it up. There we go. So I'm not catching that thread. I don't want to split the thread with my needle or get any kind of tangle here because that would really kind of put a snag in things. So this one isn't fully tilting the way I want it to. There we go. Just kinda put it into that ladder shape. And to cinch it, I'm gonna go right into where the threads coming right next door to cinch it up. So now I think I've got six rungs. I need one last one for this design. So I'm gonna get three more beads for my last rung of the ladder stitch, 123. And I'm coming the opposite way again. So since the threads coming here, my needles going in there and pull it slowly, not catching the thread. And cinch it up. Kinda pull it tight here and then do my last little cinch-er here, right? Oh, it only went through two. I need it to go through all three. There we go. That's the last of my ladder stitch. Yaaay! You did it. Now you're ready for the brick stitch part. You can cinch this up and you can also cinch up this little end. We won't fully, sew that in until the very end of our earring making. So don't worry about it if it's a little bit out of sorts right now. So this part can look a little loosey-goosey. But we're going to cinch it up while we're sewing. Great. Now we've completed our ladder stitch and we're ready for the brick stitch. I'll see you in the next lesson. 8. Brick Stitch: So now we're going to do our brick stitch. This will be the triangle part of our earring. The top part, and we'll then be doing the loop after we do the brick stitch. So each row is going to be laid this way and then back the other way and you'll cinch it tightly along as you go. I can't wait to get this part completed because then you'll see your earring really coming together and shaping up into its final form. I'll see you in the lesson. So for the brick stitch, we're going to be working with the threads between these rungs of our ladder we'll call them the bridges. And for the first stitch on your row of bricks stitches, you're actually going to start with two beads. You'll work one brick at a time or one bead at a time for the rest of the row. But for the first of every row you start with two. So I'm grabbing too blue 1,2. And then I'm going to go not in the first bridge, but in this second bridge. And I'm going to go just under those threads. You don't, you again, don't want to split the threads, right? No splitting hairs here. We're going under the bridge and not poking ourselves, just pulling the thread gently through. So they're actually going to lay on their side at first. This is what you want to set up for this stitch. We're going to put the thread back through both of these going the same way. It's just basically weaving threads. So both of these, you can do them one at a time. I usually do both at a time. So because it's both of these and I want my thread to not tangle, so I go through both of them. 1,2 back the same way I just came. And they're securing themselves to that bridge here. So I'm going to tighten that a little and then to get them to lay flat like we want for the brick stitch, I'm going to go back through the same direction, but just one of the beads. So I'm actually taking my needle through that first bead, only. The one we first put our needle through to thread it back. And I'll slowly pull the thread. And then when I cinch it, it kinda lays those beads flat. Do you see that? Pretty nifty I always wondered how that happened. So it's basically the weaving of the thread that causes this. And we're gonna do the same thing for the next stitch, except with only one So thread one bead. Go under the very next bridge. Just the threads. Pull your needle slowly through. And then this time, when you go back through, you'll come from under here. Whoops, see how when I sent it, it wants to lay flat. When I put the needle back that direction, it'll make it lay flat. So it's kinda hard to see since it went up there. But I know that it will be doing what I want it to do. You can always and thread your needle and pick a bead out by loose, just loosening it and pulling it off the thread. So if you do need to start over, you can unpick your beads a little bit. It's up to you to decide how far back you need to start over, right? But you can. Okay. So the next one, same thing. I'm picking up one bead and going under one bridge. It doesn't matter which direction you go. Like it could be this way or it could be the other way. It just needs to go under only the threads on the next bridge. And then you pull it slowly and see the thread's going from the top of the bead here. And under the bridge, you want your thread to come back out. The bead going the opposite direction. So I'm going to put the needle right here, being careful not to split the thread and then slowly pull it. There is my next brick. So it looks like right here, I only have two more bridges two more bricks, two more beads. One at a time. You'll get those beads one and go under the bridge and then pull it slowly and go back through the same bottom to top. It's catching that thread there to stay in place. Okay, and now my last one, this part is a little tricky too because, you know, you've got that tail. So the bridge can get really big if you're not cinching that. I like to hold the tail. When I'm doing this last bridge. Have to be careful I'm not wrapping the thread around my ladder. Looks like it's trying to grab that tail there, so I'm just getting it out of the way. And pulling it tight. So I'll start my next row of the brick stitch with two. So two beads to blue beads on my needle. And then, not the first bridge here. I'll go under the second bridge. So not right next to where my needle is coming. But the next one I'll go under. As I'm laying two beads or bricks. with this first part, I'm going to go back through those beads, pinching them right in place. And then to get them to lie flat, I go, same way, but just through one only. So right here. I'll go through just one. Okay! And that's how you start your next row. If you have the hang of it, you can go ahead and lay your beads or bricks one-by-one if you want to keep following along. I'll show you how I do all of that. Or you can just do it on your own without watching the video and skip to the part where we do the loop. Great job. I'm happy to see you coming along with your earrings. So I'm laying my next brick. I'm getting one bead on the needle. And then I'm gonna go under the bridge right here. Pull it through slowly. You want to have a pretty clean workspace so your thread isn't catching on anything. And then I'm putting the needle through just the bottom of the bead. And that's how I lay my brick or bead. Okay so we have two more to go. You can kinda see there's two more bridges here. I get the bead on my needle first. Go under the bridge, pull it through, come back up through the needle. Through the bead. I mean, with the needle, and pull it slowly all the way through. Last one. I've got my bead going under the bridge. Pull it through. Looks like my thread got a little caught, so I'm going to pull it back and see what's going on there. What's going on there? And then cinch it right up on that last bridge. Okay. So now I'm ready for my next row of bricks. I'm going to start with two. So we get two beads on our needle. And then we're going to go under, not the first bridge, but the second bridge from the thread. And we pull it through slowly. And then we'll go back through both of those beads once. And then again just through the first one. The same direction we just went. We're doing it again but just through one bead. And when we cinch that up, it makes them lay flat. And we have two more bridges. You can tell too by counting the number of beads. So the last row had five beads. That means this row is going to have four beads. So we know we're going to do two more. So this goes under the bridge. I threaded my bead first and then I go under the bridge. And then I'm going back through the bead. Looks like my thread is wanting to kinda loop around the ladder. We have to be aware of that and keep it where I want it to go. So one last bead, I'm putting on my needle and then going under the bridge, a little bit of fluff here. Let me get out of the way and go right back up through the bead. That's the other thing about working on a woolly mat. Sometimes you get little bits of wool. So the ceramic, it's really nice for that because I'm not getting fluff. Okay, so now I'm starting the next brick layer. This one's going to be three beads and I'm starting with two. So you can guess what that means. For the last row, you're only going to do the two. So there's two under my second bridge Pulling it. And then I'm going to go back through these little beads. Both of them one time and then just one of them. Tighten that up a little. Seems like it needs a little more tightening. So pull on that, a little, tug those beads down. There we go. That cinches it up. And then I'll do my last bead on my needle so I can go under the bridge and back up through the same bead. In the next video, I'll talk about that last row. And the hook portion, or a loop portion of our earring. 9. Make Your Loop: Now we're going to be making our loop for our earrings. And we're going to be finishing off our last row of brick stitch, which will just be two beads. And then we just simply string a few beads that will become the loop at the very top of our earring. For our earrings today, I'm going to be using six beads in the loop. And those two beads of the final brick stitch. So come along with me and we'll learn that part next. Okay, so I'm actually going to talk about the loop portion of our earring. We're going to just do the last row of bricks stitches before we do the loop. And for the last row you get two beads on your needle and you do go through this second bridge. Right here. It's just like all the other rows you've started. You're going to do the same steps of going through both of the beads. See, I've I actually have flipped over my work to put the needle through just because it's easier for me directionally with this needle. Put it through that way. And then I'm going through just the first one again. So at this point, there's no more bricks to lay. This is the last part. And I've got my tail stuck, but I've got a little top to my earring. And to make the loop where you'll put your hook, you thread some beads, and then you go back down the other side of the earring. So I'm going to actually use six beads for my loop. And that'll look more like eight because of this top row. But there'll be three on each side. And I kind of just get them all on here at once. So 2456 beads right on my needle and I'm going to be threading them down. See, my thread is coming out of this bead right here. So I'm threading them through the opposite bead. And all the way down the side of the earring. I'll even thread them through those last two beads, but since my needle doesn't easily go through all of them, I just do this side first. And that is what allows me to put on my fringe as well. So you can see these kind of naturally just lay in a beautiful way at the top of your earring. And you can always do a bigger loop, or you could even do a smaller loop. You could do ten beads instead of six. You could do eight, you could do. It's generally better to do an even number for the top part because that way your hook can be right in the middle. Now you do want to pull this pretty tight. And you'll go through however many beads are left for you to get into your ladder. Cause at that ladder part is where we're going to start the fringe. So I'm pulling my needle through those last two that I didn't get in that first pass. Since they're going straight up and down, they don't easily go with the diagonal beads. And now I'm actually ready to begin the fringe portion of my earring. And the threads coming out through this side right here. I've still got my tail that I'll weave in at the end. You can cinch it up if you like. This part, you definitely want to cinch up because you're going to be starting your fringe. So now that you've done your loop and woven the thread through the side of the triangle, you're all set up and ready to do your fringe. 10. The Fringe: This is the really fun part. We're going to make the fringe. So you'll want to have your design close by so you can follow along and make sure you're counting your beads correctly. We're going to start with our first strand being three green, six blue, three green and six blue with a final stopper bead on the end. So I'm ready for my fringe, hooray! Remember with this pattern, I'm doing the green and blue, and I'm doing them in sets of three. So for my first fringe string here, I'm going to get three green beads. I'm gonna get those right on my needle. 123. These are all gonna go on the same string. So it's kind of nice. You don't have to do any weaving or not as much weaving at this point. So I just have the three green. And I'm going to go ahead and push them along on my thread because next I'm doing six of the blue beads. So I'll go ahead and get 12345. Six. And then with those, I'm just double-checking. Yes, I got six. I'll go ahead and push those along on my thread. And then that's three green again. So back to my green side, 123. And then I'll push those along on my needle because I'm ready for the blue 123456. So now that I've threaded all the beads that I'm going to be using. in my design, I'm going to add one more bead. That's going to be the end cap, basically for my fringe And I thread that onto my needle. It's going to be a blue one. You could use green if you want, if you like the idea of having little green points at the end, but I'm using blue. I want it to be blue, so I thread that on my needle. But then I'm going to pass the needle through all of the beads in my fringe. And that way it's like that last little bead is holding everything on. So I go up through all the beads. You can do this in stages. You don't have to do it all at once. If you're having trouble. You can even do it bead by bead. But I'll go through all of them and then I'm actually also going to pass through the first rung on my ladder as well. Where the fringe is coming out from, so the three blue beads that are right at the top. I'm going to put my needle through those for this fringe and pull it, slowly ,always. So it's not catching on anything. And if you do do it in stages, there will be a loops like this. You just have to, like pull both ways to get them cinched up. Another nice thing to do to get the beads to hang nicely is to roll them in your fingers or even roll them on a table on a flat surface like this. And that makes them lay nicely. So you can see we've got that little bead at the end is just hanging on keeping all of our beads on the fringe. And for my next fringe, I'm gonna take the needle and go down the next rung of the ladder in all the, all three of those beads. And then I'll be ready to thread the next design beads for my earring. So if you've got the hang of your beading and you'd like to just go ahead and make the rest of your earring on your own. I am totally for that. If you'd like to follow along with me while I do the design, I am also totally for that. So you can choose whatever you'd like to do if you'd like to follow along with someone, I'll be going through the entire design. And if you'd rather skip to the finishing stage, you're welcome to do that. For our next fringe, we start with the three blue. So we'll grab 123 blue and we'll just thread those down the needle onto the thread. And then we'll do the same pattern. So it's going to be three green 123, 3 of our green, six of our blue. 1234. five, six of our blue. I always like to double-check. And three green, 123. And then six blue 123456. We've got our whole design for the fringe on there and we just have to do that little end cap. So I'm threading them all the way up onto my earring because I like to have them all in place before I do that ending. I'm working here so I can film. But I actually find laying this flat on a table when you put your needle through, works really well. So I would recommend laying them flat. Right now I'm getting my little end cap bead, the blue one on my needle, and threading it all the way on to the string. And then I'm going to go back up through all of these beads. So come on. There they go. And I'm also going through the top three in my ladder. This rung of the ladder. All three of those. I'm looking on the other side to make sure I got them. Yep. I captured all of those. And so now I'm just pulling it through. And that's fringe number two, roll those a little in my fingers and make sure they hang nicely. And then I'll bring my thread through the next rung So for my next rung, I'm ready to do one more threesome of blue beads. So I'll do six blue, three green, six, and so on. So I'm going from the ladder that I just finished to the next ladder rung just those three beads. And I'm going to thread 123456 of my blue beads to start because our last one was three. And the one before that I didn't start with any blues. So this is making our nice little point. And then we'll get our three greens. 123. And then it's time for six blue again. 1234563, green and six blue. And I like to get them all in a row before I do that endcap bead. I've done it before where I do the end cap right away and then I accidentally thread through all of them and they all go tumbling down. So I think it's a really good idea to go ahead and get yourself setup for success and not try to rush it. I cutting cutting corners or skipping ahead with your steps. Oh, look at that. I think I got that seven beads. So that one could be my end cap, but I will do that after. So there we go. I've got that next row. And I'm getting my end cap bead on my needle, threaded onto the floss, the string. And then I'm going up all of these beads. And my next one will be my center row. So I'm excited because that means I'm halfway through. By the time I'm threading that one, That's our halfway point on the fringe. And that means we're almost all done with one hearing. It. I do like to make two. But hey, you could do one. You could do one in one color and one. The opposite may be one that's blue and then green and the other one is green and then blue, that would be fun. Okay, so here's the center. And this time we're doing nine blue. So I have six. I think I'm going to go ahead and get the nine. You could do it Just three at a time if it's becoming tricky to get that many beads on the needle at once for you. My needles end up being a little curved, I think after awhile because I've been bending them to get the beads on a certain way. So then after my nine, I do three green, six blue, three green and six blue. Just like before. There's six blue and 123 green. And then our final six blue. Definitely past the halfway point now. Six. And I'm going to grab that endcap bead, that last blue one. That'll be my little stopper. It looks like my beads are falling a little bit. Okay. So that's the six that are on the end. And I can thread through all of them, as many of them as they can. When you've got a lot of beads, sometimes you have to do this in steps. Just totally fine. Just have to make sure you're synching it up while. So I went through my rung of my ladder and I'm pulling it all the way up. See it has that loop from where I took a break and my synching. And one way to help that is to take your end bead and hold onto it while you're pulling the top. And that just says inches up, that little extra that happens if you hold the top of the thread and the end B. That's how you can make that work. See if I pull this, it really undoes the whole thing. So I can use both to cinch it and make it nice. I'm going to roll that in my fingers and go down the next ladder rung. And basically I'm doing the same pattern that I did for the first half. So I'm not sure if you need to follow along with this, you could probably just re-watch the first half, but what I'm going to do is going to go down these three and do six. So I'll see you at the very end once we've done the very last one. And we'll talk about weaving in all of our ends. 11. Weaving in Ends: Great, we're almost done with our fringe. In this next lesson, we're going to complete the fringe, but also weave in all of our ends So this will be where we'll take care of that little tail at the beginning and finish up our tail from our fringe section. So now I've finished my last fringe and I've gone through the three beads on the ladder stitch. What I'm going to do next is put my needle through the whole side of the brick stitch all the way up to the top. Looks like I missed that last little one. So I'm going to come back and grab that one too. And I'll go all the way through my whole the whole side of my earring. Oh, got it caught a little bit. There we go. Now it's uncaught. I wanna make sure I don't catch any of that fringe either. So I'm just going to separate the thread from the fringe. I don't want it to actually catch. There we go. And that just pulls all the way through the whole side of the hearing and I'm going to cinch it up nicely. Now that I'm up here at the top of my loop. One thing that really helps is to thread it through the entire loop. So I'm gonna go up three beads on one side, being careful not to go through my thread again. And then down the three beads on the other side. After I've brought that thread through my loop, I'm going to tie a little knot here in the bridge. And I'm gonna do that by just winding my thread around. And then pulling the needle through. That will make a nice little knot right at the top of my earring, right in that bridge. I actually have to re-thread my needle here, it came undone. So I'll be right back. So now that I've tied that knot in the base here, I'm going to actually run the thread through the other side of my earring. I like to run it all the way down that first line of fringe. It's not actually securing it anymore because I'm not going to tie anymore knots. But it makes it a little bit easier to cut it off if you bring it all the way out the end. Now that I have it all the way through, I can just trim that thread and I'm ready to weave in. The next tail. The tail we started with at the very beginning when we made our ladder stitch. So I'll thread this tail onto my needle. Okay, so now that we have the little tail threaded on here, we're going to make sure we're cinching it up tight and then take it from the bottom of this rung to the next rung. And what I'm going to do is just weave the thread in and out along the ladder stitch. So if it's going from the bottom of this stitch, it goes up in the next rung. Then they'll go down the next. So there. And then down the next rung, up the next one. And it looks like with the amount of thread I have, I might not be able to take this back up the side of the earring. If I had enough thread, oops, I'm going to unhook that from there. It caught the loop. So I just need to take the thread off. There we go. As I was saying, if I had enough thread, I might run this all the way up. It looks like I could maybe right here. Run it up the brick stitch portion. Now, I got it right there. It's not going to be quite enough. I don't think. Here we go all the way up to that bridge at the top. Because what I'd like to do is make another knot up there to secure this tail. I'm pushing the loop down so I can see that bridge. Then go right through the threads. And again, I'm just going to make a loop. I'm actually pulling it with the back of my needle since my thread's so short to make that a little knot at the top. And then I'll put my thread down through the other side of the earring. And if I can, I like it to go down at least a little bit of that fringe, that first line of fringe. So there are at least through the first few beads. At that point, I will go ahead and cut it. Awesome. Now after weaving in the ends, the last thing to do is to attach our earring hook. 12. Finishing with Hooks: Alright, our final lesson will be attaching our earring hooks to our earrings. Depending upon what type of earring you are using, you're going to need a pair of pliers. So join me and we'll finish up our beaded fringe earrings. What I use most often is this style of earring back. These are really cheap. You can get quite a lot of them through Etsy or Amazon. I thread my earring on here like this. So it can just easily go right on that little area where I'll need to clamp this into place a little bit. So with these type of backs, you don't actually squeeze it shut. That could break your beads. And it's not really how they're designed. They are designed to kind of go away from your body and then be pulled in towards your body. So they're designed to wiggle from side-to-side. And you want to kind of make that motion when you're closing them up like that. So you want them to be as close as possible. So you don't lose your earrings, although I have lost one before. And the beauty with these earrings is, you know how to make them. So if you do lose one, you can always complete your pair. Okay, So these are the nice lever back earrings that you could, you could actually use these for all of your beaded earrings and just switch them out. But that would kind of wear on your thread. So it might not be a good idea to do that. But you could definitely use them for one of your earring pairs and have them in a really nice secure style. This way, you're not going to lose them unless they fall apart. They are definitely secure. They won't fall out of your ear. 13. Thank You!: Congratulations. You did it with the skills that you've acquired in this class. You can now make your own unique, fun and original earrings to wear and to share. The templates in this class will help you experiment with your design and come up with new creative ideas. I hope you feel empowered to express yourself and really have a lot of fun creating new ideas and seeing them come to life. I really value your feedback, so please comment or leave a review. I'd also love, love, love, love to see your projects. So please post in the projects tab below so we can all be inspired by what you're creating. If you enjoy making things, I'd love for you to check out my other classes. I have one and knitting, crochet and embroidery. Thanks for joining me here on Skillshare. Bye!