Pattern for Flower Dangle and Earrings
Copyright Jane McLellan 2012
Size 10 thread in green; beads approx 3mm in size, approx 80 in flower colour and 9 green for leaf; clasp; 1 shuttle; needle or hook for threading beads.
Wind ¾ m green thread onto shuttle and then without cutting thread, make a ring 1 ds, long picot. I used a shirt label 45mm wide as a picot guage. Thread approx 8 beads onto the picot, leaving a small space at the top for joining.
Join the picot to the ring, forming the first petal. Repeat 4 times. Close ring.
Reverse work and using the ball thread, make a chain of 3 Victorian sets 4-4 ie make the first half of a double stitch 4 times, then the second half 4 times for 1 set.
Attach a clasp, using the ball thread.
Do three more sets, then a long picot as before, adding green beads and joining to form a leaf.
Do four more sets.
Reverse work. Use the shuttle thread to make another flower as before.
Cut thread, tie and hide the ends in the ring.
Earrings can be made in exactly the same way, using size 40 thread, tiny beads and a hook in place of a clasp. And of course you have to make two!