Long Drop Ruffle Earrings

Hop into spring with our Long Drop Ruffle Earrings. Using a playful palette of soft pastels, you will use brick stitch to create these fluttery beaded beads. By stitching together the Miyuki Long Drops (LDP) in two colors you're able to make these sweet little ruffled earrings. Stack each beaded bead onto a headpin between an 8mm and 10mm Swarovski pearl, and enjoy!

Miyuki Long Drop bead ruffle earrings materials

Materials:
29-0843: 8mm Pink Coral Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
29-1035: 10mm Ivory Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
LDP-2133F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Peach AB - 1 tube
LDP-4201F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Duracoat Galvanized Matte Silver - 1 tube
CLBD-GR: C-Lon Gray Size D - 1 bobbin
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor
191-100: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
191-040: Sterling Silver Headpin 2" 22 ga. - 2 pcs

For basic instructions please visit our tubular brick stitch instruction page.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

1. Cut an 18 inch length of thread and string on six long drop beads.

Miyuki Long drop bead brick stitch ruffle earrings

2. Once your beads are strung, bring them about 8 inches from the end of your thread. Using the two long drops closest to your needle, begin a ladder stitch - stitch backwards through the second to last Long drop, forming a loop between it and the last Long drop.

Miyuki Long drop bead diy brick stitch earrings

3. The first two beads will line up hole to hole (they should look like a mirror image of one another).

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings tutorial

4. Now backstitch through the next bead (closest to the two you have just connected) again forming a loop.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings diy

5. Your beads will start to form a chain or "ladder".

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings tutorial

6. Backstitch through the 4th bead adding to your chain.

Miyuki Long drop bead brick stitch instructions

7. You should now have a group of four connected beads and two lose beads still to be stitched.

Miyuki Long drop bead brick stitch tutorial

8. Backstitch the 5th and then 6th beads to complete your ladder stitched row.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

9. Once connected your long drops will form a curve and lay on their sides with holes visible.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

10. Join this first row by stitching the first and last beads together with another loop. You should now have a closed ring of long drops. They will look like a little daisy with each bead forming a petal.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

11. Be sure to pull and tighten both ends of thread before beginning the next row.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

12. You will now begin working in tubular brick stitch (you may want to practice flat brick stitch first if you have never done it before). String on two long drop beads (in your alternate color) to begin the second row.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

13. Secure your beads by passing your needle and thread under the piece of thread connecting the two beads in the previous row.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

14. Now bring your needle back up through the hole of the second long drop in the new row (this will be the last bead you added).

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

15. Add another long drop bead..

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

16. Again pass your needle under the next section of thread from your first row of beads.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

17. Secure by stitching up through the long drop bead you have just added.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

18. Continue in this way adding one bead at a time until you have five long drops in your second row. Pull snug to ensure an even tension.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

19. To complete the second row connect the two ends by passing downward through the hole of the first bead added.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

20. Loop under the thread between the long drops of the first row.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

21. Pass back up through the first long drop added in row two.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

22. Tighten both ends of the thread and sew the ends back through the beadwork to secure it.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

23. Once secured trim the thread to finish.

Miyuki Long drop bead ruffle earrings instructions

24. Stack the brick stitched beads onto the headpins and sandwich between the 10mm and 8mm Swarovski crystal pearls. To complete the earring, make a wrapped loop with each headpin and attach to the earwires.


Miyuki Long Drop Bead Ruffle Earrings and Matching Bracelet Tutorial
Create a matching set with earrings and a bracelet. To make the beaded beads featured in the bracelet, simply add a third row of Long Drops to each brick stitched bead. String one brick stitched bead, two loose long drop beads, and a Swarovski pearl onto C-Flex beading wire. Repeat this pattern to desired length. Finish with crimps and a clasp.

Miyuki Long Drop bead Ruffle Earrings



Other colorways:

Light Gray and Jade
Miyuki Long Drop Bead Ruffle Earrings Light Gray and Jade

Materials:
29-0816: 8mm Lt Gray Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
29-1036: 10mm Jade Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
LDP-213F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Sea Glass Green AB - 1 tube
LDP-2136F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Light Gray AB - 1 tube
CLBD-GR: C-Lon Gray Size D - 1 bobbin
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor
191-100: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
191-040: Sterling Silver Headpin 2" 22 ga. - 2 pcs


Iridescent Green and Light Blue
Miyuki Long Drop Bead Ruffle Earrings Iridescent Green and Light Blue

Materials:
29-0848: 8mm Iridescent Green Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
29-1017: 10mm Light Blue Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
LDP-2008: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Metallic Patina Iris - 1 tube
LDP-2135F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Light Sapphire AB - 1 tube
CLBD-LB: C-Lon Light Blue Size D - 1 bobbin
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor
191-100: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
191-040: Sterling Silver Headpin 2" 22 ga. - 2 pcs


White and Pink Coral
Miyuki Long Drop Bead Ruffle Earrings White and Pink Coral

Materials:
29-0830: 8mm White Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
29-1043: 10mm Pink Coral Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
LDP-2133F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Peach AB - 1 tube
LDP-2131F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Light Yellow AB - 1 tube
CLBD-CR: C-Lon Cream Size D - 1 bobbin
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor
191-104: Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
191-042: Gold Filled Headpin 2" 22 ga. - 2 pcs


Peach and Iridescent Green
Miyuki Long Drop Ruffle Earrings Peach and Iridescent Green

Materials:
29-0823: 8mm Peach Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
29-1043: 10mm Iridescent Green Swarovski Crystal Pearl - 2 pcs
LDP-2035: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Metallic Khaki Iris - 1 tube
LDP-2132F: Miyuki Long Drop Bead Matte Tr Light Peach AB - 1 tube
CLBD-CR: C-Lon Cream Size D - 1 bobbin
193-100: Japanese Short Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor
191-104: Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
191-042: Gold Filled Headpin 2" 22 ga. - 2 pcs

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