Beaded Triangle Earrings

These Beaded Triangle Earrings create a bold geometric statement and are surprisingly easy to make. They use Swarovski pearls and Czech seed beads woven together using a clear monofilament thread. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to make when I sit down to  make a DIY, but other times, ideas come from just playing around with materials. You lovely lot are clearly fans of a beaded geometric earring, because my Bugle Bead Earrings have been really, really popular, so I wanted to make something similar for you, but this time triangular!

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

You will need:

-6x 6mm round beads, I’m using Swarovski Pearls in Dark Lapis

-36 x Size 8 (s8) seed beads

0.25mm Supplemax monofiliment thread

-2 x 5mm jump rings

-2 x fishhook earrings

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

How to make Beaded Triangle Earrings:

1.Cut a 60cm length of clear Supplemax thread and thread on 1 x s8 bead, 1 x 6mm bead, 1x s8, 1 x 6mm, 1 x s8 and 1 x 6mm. To make it easier for you to see, I’m using a needle and  black beading thread- I wouldn’t recommend using a thread like Nymo as it is just too floppy!

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

2.Leave a 10cm tail, take your thread back round to the beginning and go back through the 1st s8 bead to form a loop

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

3.Pull tight and it should form the middle of your triangle!

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

4.With your thread coming out of the very first s8, add on 3 x s8 beads and come back through the original s8 again.

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

5.Pull the thread tight to create the first point of our triangle.

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

6.Working  anti-clockwise, go through the next 6mm and s8 beads

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

7. Repeat steps 4 & 5, adding on 3 x s8 and going back through the seed bead the thread was coming of of at the beginning of the step, and pulling the thread tight.

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

8.Repeat this process a third time to make the final point. No idea where the fluff in this photo came from…..

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

9.To add some definition to our triangle, were are going to add a couple of seed beads either side of the points. Take your thread through the next 6mm bead, and thread on a s8

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

 

10.Take the thread around the three ‘point’ s8 beads added previously

 

11.Thread on another s8

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

12.Take your thread through the next 6mm and pull tight

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

13. Repeat steps 9 – 12 for the other two ‘points’. If the points look a little rounded, adjust the tension and pinch to create a more defined shape. Once you are happy, tie off the threads, hide the tails in the beadwork and cut off the excess.

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

14.Open up a 5mm jump ring and thread through one of the s8 beads at the tip of a point.

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

15.You can then add this to the loop on an earring finding. Repeat all the steps to make the second earring!

Beaded Triangle Earrings DIY Tutorial

If you have a go at making your own Beaded Triangle Earrings, or have any questions feel free to comment below or message me on TwitterInstagram or Facebook! Happy Making!

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