Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-4513: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Opaque Red Picasso - 1 tube
SB3-190F: Miyuki 3mm Square Matte Nickel Plated - 1 tube
SB18-2008: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Patina Iris - 1 tube
11-2013: 11/0 Matte Metallic Dark Olive Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-2008: 15/0 Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-06: Brown Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-S: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Trapeze Earring Instructions

1. Begin with a length of thread several feet long. Add two Miyuki 4mm Square beads (SB). Make a ladder stitch by going through the first SB added from bottom to top. Pull tight to secure.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

2. Pass back down through the second cube.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

3. Pick up another SB and pass down through the top of the middle SB. Pull tight to secure.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

4. Pass back up the SB just added.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

5. Pick up two SBs and carefully pass the needle under the loop of thread between the two SBs on the left.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

6. Before pulling the beads tight, pass the needle back up through the SB just added on the left.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

7. Add one SB3 and pass the needle down the top right SB, hooking the thread bridge between the second and third SB in row one. Be careful not to split or snag the thread.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

8. Pass back up the SB on the right, pull the thread tight to secure.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

9. Pass back through the SB3, exiting on the left.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

10. String on 13 of the size 15/0 seed beads. Pass through the SB3 again, going from right to left to form a loop. Reinforce the loop by passing through the 15/0 seed beads one to two more times.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

11. Bring the thread down through the SBs on the left side, exiting the left SB on row one.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

25. Beginning with a 15/0, string on eight 15/0s and eight 1.8mm Square beads (SB18) in an alternating pattern. Then add five alternating 11/0 seed beads and SB3s.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

26. Add seven SBs alternating with 11/0s.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

27. Mirror this pattern on the other side of the loop.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

28. Go up through the two SBs on the left edge, then down the right edge. It is a good idea to go through the whole loop again to add some strength. Make sure to string through every bead as the seed beads are easy to miss. Keep it nice and loose or the loops will become stiff.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

29. Repeat the same pattern from first loop.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

30. Attach and reinforce loop but do not over tighten.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

31. Add the third loop in the same way.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

32.Attach and reinforce loop but do not over tighten. Sew in and trim any remaining thread.

Trapeze Earring Instructions

33. Attach an earwire to loop of 15/0s and enjoy!




Other colorways:

Big Top
Big Top Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-149S: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Silverlined Capri Blue - 1 tube
SB3-141F: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead Matte Transparent Ruby - 1 tube
SB18-462: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Metallic Gold Iris - 1 tube
11-467: 11/0 Metallic Indigo Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-462: 15/0 Metallic Gold Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-17: Dark Blue Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-G: 14k Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Calliope
Calliope Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-2425F: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Matte Silverlined Teal - 1 tube
SB3-14F: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead Matte Silverlined Chartreuse - 1 tube
SB18-5: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Silverlined Dark Topaz - 1 tube
11-2035: 11/0 Matte Metallic Khaki Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-5L: 15/0 Silverlined Dark Topaz Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-05: Gold Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-S: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Carousel
Carousel Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-352: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Fuchsia Lined Aqua Luster - 1 tube
SB3-19F: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead Matte Silverlined Sapphire - 1 tube
SB18-222: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Orchid Lined Crystal - 1 tube
11-1899: 11/0 Opaque Eggplant Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-4303: 15/0 Luminous Plum Crazy Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-09: Purple Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-S: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-366: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Shell Pink Luster - 1 tube
SB3-2604: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead Sparkle Celery Lined Crystal - 1 tube
SB18-251: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Transparent Light Topaz AB - 1 tube
11-2033: 11/0 Matte Opaque Light Olive Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-516: 15/0 Light Daffodil Ceylon Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-04: Blush Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-S: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Fire Eater
Fire Eater Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-4513: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Opaque Red Picasso - 1 tube
SB3-190F: Miyuki 3mm Square Matte Nickel Plated - 1 tube
SB18-2008: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Patina Iris - 1 tube
11-2013: 11/0 Matte Metallic Dark Olive Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-2008: 15/0 Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-06: Brown Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-S: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


High Wire
High Wire Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-1253: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Royal Blue - 1 tube
SB3-954: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead 24kt Gold Lined Pale Montana - 1 tube
SB18-2006: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Dark Bronze - 1 tube
11-2018: 11/0 Matte Metallic Indigo Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-2006: 15/0 Matte Metallic Dark Bronze Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-12: Black Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-G: 14k Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Lion Tamer
Lion Tamer Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-2066: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Dark Green Iris - 1 tube
SB3-2035: Miyuki 3mm Square Bead Matte Metallic Khaki Iris - 1 tube
SB18-1052: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Galvanized Gold - 1 tube
11-1981: 11/0 Nickel Plated AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-4202: 15/0 Duracoat Galvanized Gold Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-11: Green Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-G: 14k Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles


Ringmaster
Ringmaster Trapeze Earrings

Materials:
SB-157: Miyuki 4mm Square Bead Transparent Amethyst - 1 tube
SB3-199: Miyuki 3mm Square 24kt Gold Iris - 1 tube
SB18-2651: Miyuki 1.8mm Square Bead Fuchsia Lined Aqua - 1 tube
11-454: 11/0 Metallic Dark Plum Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
15-1620: 15/0 Dyed SF Transparent Lavender Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
MNT-09: Purple Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100-G: 14k Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
193-104: Japanese Thin Beading Needles