I like Jennifer Lopez’s song “Let’s Get Loud.” I remember I used to dance and sing whenever I hear the song. One lyric phrase I remember is “pump it up!” and I kind of like it 🙂 But I like this one more – Pumps & Iron! Why? Because there’s a DIY Beaded Tribal Earrings Tutorial!!!
Nicole Perry, an active lady, an Editor by day and a blogger by night loves DIY projects. She’s also a lifestyle blogger and the brains behind Pumps & Iron where you’ll get tips how to be fit with her shared at-home workouts and healthy recipe ideas. On her blog you’ll learn affordable fashion ideas with her favorite DIY projects, like this tribal beaded earrings.
In beadweaving the technique used by Nicole is called Figure 8 Technique. there’s no difficult beading technique used which makes this earring so cool and easy to make! Just prepare 5 colors of 11/0 or 8/0 seed beads, beading threads, 2 needles and ear wires.
You’ll need about an arm-length’s-and-a-half of thread for each earring. As in, hold the spool of thread in one hand, the end of the thread in the other hand, and stretch out your arms as wide as they can go. That plus ½ of that.
Thread a needle onto the last couple inches of each end.
You’re going to attack each row of beads from both ends. Double team ‘em. One needle will go in left-to-right while the other will go in right-to-left. The first row will have one bead, and then increase each row by one bead up to 11. The body of the earring will have 11 beads in each row.
When you’ve gotten to the end and tapered your rows back to one bead, tie a couple knots to secure the pattern. Loop the thread through the earring hook’s loop several times to create a sturdy attachment. Knot it a bunch of times and trim the thread ends.
Repeat the whole process and, voila!, you’ve got a beautiful pair of beaded tribal earrings!
There you have it! Easy, inexpensive but super cool and fashionable beaded earrings 🙂 I bet you can create as many as you like in just 1 day. Make several beaded tribal earrings that will match your whole wardrobe!
Thanks Nicole Perry for your wonderful DIY Beaded Tribal Earrings Tutorial 🙂
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