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Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings

Posted on 01 May 2016

Polygon Perfection Earrings - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings with Nealay Patel for Jesse James Beads   I love the style of geometric dangle earrings, and absolutely adore the cool new polygon Geo Space Cage Beads that JJB has! I’ve never seen anything like these wire frame little wonders, and they got my imagination wondering! This geometric dangle earring design came to my mind immediately when playing with the cage beads. I hope you enjoy the tutorial as much as I enjoyed putting it together!   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 1   Start by cutting a 4-in. (10 cm) length of knitted wire and a 1.5-ft. length of Fireline thread. String the knitted wire through the smaller, triangular holes of the small geo space cage bead.   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 2   Attach a SilverSilk double-strand end cap by inserting the ends of the knitted wire into the slots of the end cap, then gently pressing the cap shut with a pair of chain nose pliers.   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 3   Thread a beading needle* and go through the top left knitted wire, pick up one size 8 seed bead, then go through the right knitted wire. The seed bead should nest between the knitted wires. Leave about half of your working thread as the tail thread. *Beginner Tip: When threading a beading needle, typically what I suggest to do is place a bead stopper about 6 inches from the very end and stitch with just the one thread. Double the thread over about a few inches to stitch your beads; you will use this to tie the knot at the end of one side of bead stitching.   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 4   Pick up another seed bead and go down through the knitted wire in the same hole as where the thread exits.   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 5   Repeat the same stitch and continue randomly sewing seed beads onto the knitted wire.   JJB-0003 Step_6 copy   When you reach about 1-in. (2.5 cm) into the knitted wire, stop sewing seed beads. Go through the knitted wire, without a seed bead, to make a small loop.   Polygon Perfection - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings - Step 7   Wrap the loop a few times around the beading needle, then pull tight to create a knot.   JJB-0003 Step_8 copy   The knot should be secure on one of the knits of the knitted wire. Sew the remaining thread into the knitted wire and trim the excessive thread. Repeat steps 4–7 for the other side of the knitted wire, so that it is symmetrical to the already-stitched side. Attach an earring hook to finish the first earring, and make a second to complete the geometric dangle earring set!   Polygon Perfection Earrings - How to Make Geometric Dangle Earrings with Nealay Patel for Jesse James Beads   Now you have a fabulous pair of geometric trend earrings to wear with a sassy outfit!   Tune in again! I’ll have another project for you next month!! But until then, happy beading!   Nealay www.nealaypatel.com *** Love Nealay's Polygon Perfection Earring Project? Get the kit exclusively at JesseJamesBeads.com! Click here to get everything you need to make this trendy geometric dangle earring projectpolygon perfection earring kit copy

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  • jessejamesbeadsblog: April 10, 2017

    I’m so glad that you like them! We love his talent and style. Looking forward to more exciting kits and projects to come

  • Kathleen Cooper: April 10, 2017

    Thank you for Nealay Patel’s tutorials. He is an excellent jewelry artist and enables me to learn and do new techniques!

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