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!
You will need:
-6x 6mm round beads, I’m using Swarovski Pearls in Dark Lapis
-36 x Size 8 (s8) seed beads
-2 x 5mm jump rings
-2 x fishhook earrings
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!
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
3.Pull tight and it should form the middle of your triangle!
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.
5.Pull the thread tight to create the first point of our triangle.
6.Working anti-clockwise, go through the next 6mm and s8 beads
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.
8.Repeat this process a third time to make the final point. No idea where the fluff in this photo came from…..
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
10.Take the thread around the three ‘point’ s8 beads added previously
11.Thread on another s8
12.Take your thread through the next 6mm and pull tight
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.
14.Open up a 5mm jump ring and thread through one of the s8 beads at the tip of a point.
15.You can then add this to the loop on an earring finding. Repeat all the steps to make the second earring!