Beaded Loom Earrings
Designer Sara Oehler

Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 50"
C-lon Size D - 64"
8/0 Seed Beads - approx. 144 pcs
3x3mm Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
4mm Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
Ear Wires - 1 pair

Tools

5" Mini Mirrix Loreli Loom from Mirrix Looms
S-Hooks from Mirrix Looms (for no warp) - 8 pcs
32" Texsolv Cord from Mirrix Looms - 2 pcs
Loom Pegs - 2 pcs
Seed Bead Triangle Dish
Bead Stoppers - 6 pcs
Beading Needle from Mirrix Looms
Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Mighty Crimping Pliers

Instructions





Step 1:
Make sure each Texsolv cord is about the same length. Wrap a cord around the loom (which should be on its smallest setting) from top to bottom. The cord is like a ladder with evenly spaced holes. Push a loom peg into a hole in each side of the cord to hold the cord in place. It does not have to be tight but should not have a lot of slack. Repeat this with the second cord, making sure that it is even with the first. Move the loom pegs to the top of the loom so that they are out of the way.

Step 2: Stick the ends of the top bar through a loop in each of the cords. The bar should be an equal distance from the top of the loom on either side.

Step 3: Stick the ends of the bottom bar through a loop in each of the cords. The bar should be an equal distance from the bottom of the loom on either side. In my example, the bottom bar was 10 holes down from the top, a distance of about 4.25” when stretched out.

Step 4: Slide 4 S-Hooks on each bar with the opening facing you.

Step 5: We will create 3 warp threads for each earring. Clip a bead stopper about 2 1/2” from the end of a 13” piece of beading wire. Thread the wire through the first S-Hook on the top of the loom until the bead stopper catches on the S-Hook. Feed the wire down and up the loom looping into each S-Hook, using only mild tension. On the last S-Hook, clip a bead stopper to hold the wire in place. Use the loom screws to tighten the tension.

Step 6: Repeat on the other side for a second earring.



Step 7: Using about 32” of thread, clip the thread to the loom using a bead stopper. Thread the needle.

Step 8: String 2 beads on the thread. Pass the thread under the warps and pop each bead into a slot. Use your finger to hold the beads in place between the warps and then pass the thread through each bead on top of the warps. Slide the seed beads as far down as they go.



Step 9:
Continue adding beads two at a time until you have filled in the entire earring – about 26 sets of 2.







Step 10: On both ends, feed the thread back into the beading – knotting several times around a warp thread before trimming.



Step 11: Repeat Steps 7-10 to create a second earring.



Step 12: Release the tension on the loom and take the beadwork off of the S-Hooks. Release all bead stoppers. Adjust the beads to fit more evenly over the warp threads.







Step 13: String a 6” piece of beading wire through the 2 beads on the end of the beadwork so that the beadwork is in the middle of the beading wire. Using both the new wire and the old wire, string 3 seed beads and a crimp tube. On the second side, string 3 seed beads and pass back through the crimp tube. Clip each wire with a bead stopper.





Step 14: Repeat Step 12 on the second half of the earring, passing the wires into the same crimp tube as used in Step 12.





Step 15: Using just one wire, string 8 beads. Pass the wire back through the crimp tube. Crimp and cover the tube. Click here for crimping instructions.



Step 16: Attach the earring wire to the top loop.



Step 17: Repeat Steps 11-15 on the second earring.


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.