Approximately 7 thousand years ago, the firstearrings. Ancient people pierced their ears with pointed and curved pieces, carved from bone, shells, pebbles. Used their ears for hunting or long transitions as a store of flint or knife. Surprisingly, in the very beginning they were worn mostly by men, and the earrings served as status markers. They showed their position, wealth, nobility, for example, among the Egyptians or vice versa, a slavish position, as in Rome. Gold earrings with pearls and precious stones emphasized the position of rich Greek women and Egyptians. Earrings, in addition to decorative, was also attributed to the role of amulets. The earrings in the ears of the girls were designed to protect them from evil spirits, according to the conviction of the inhabitants of Central Asia. The sailors believed that the earring in the ear would give their eyes sharpness, thieves wore earrings, as a sign of belonging to the criminal community. At Cossacks the earring in an ear was worn by the last man in a sort or the unique son at mother. Fashion for earrings then faded, during the medieval religious upsurge, it once again became relevant. Now the earrings - it's just a beautiful accessory, emphasizing the eyes and giving the appearance of zest and completeness. More and more popular is handmade jewelry. And one of the most wonderful materials for creating beautiful, original earrings is the beads. In the shops of needlework you can find beads and beads of various shapes, sizes, colors and shades. The space for imagination and creativity they create is simply huge. At the same time, the main thing in beads is its quality - high-quality calibration and colors, not dirty hands and do not fade with time. Products woven from such material will boldly compete with jewelry. In the articles of our Club there are several master classes with step-by-step photos on weaving of earrings from beads. That both beginners and masters could create to themselves something beautiful and original. The first master class with a photo is devoted to weaving ice blue earrings from beads and beads. They say that it is the earrings that best emphasize the color of the eye from jewelry. Therefore, instead of blue and blue shades, you can choose emerald or amber. For these earrings you will need:
- Beads 8/0 (opaque black and transparent blue);
- Beads 11/0 (silvery with metallized inner coating and opaque blue);
- Beads (large blue) 32 pcs .;
- Bioconuses (blue 4 mm) 36 pcs .;
- Droplet beads (blue transparent) 2 pcs .;
- Needle and needle for beads;
- Pins (silver with a ball) 2 pcs .;
- Schwenzy (silvery);
- Cups for beads (silver) 2 pcs.
The first element. Tie a ring of 4 large blue beads. Pass the tail of the line to the nearest bead. String 1 silver bead 11/0 and pass the line to the next blue bead. Repeat. It should be 4 silver beads 11/0. The line leaves the 1st bead. String 2 black beads 8/0, pass the line through the next bead of blue color so that the silver bead was on top. Continue in a circle. The line leaves the 1st blue bead. String 2 beads of black color 8/0, skip the line in the 2nd black bead of the 1st circle. (1st row of Ndebele). String 1 bead of blue 8/0, pass the line to the 1st bead of black color of the next two. Repeat the item 3 more times in a circle. The line comes out of the 1st black bead 8/0. We rise to 1 black bead up. The line comes out of the 1st bead of the 2nd black deuce of beads (2nd row of Ndebele). String 2 beads of black color, pass through the 2nd bead of black color of the 2nd row of Ndebele. String 1 bead of blue hue 8/0, pass the line through the bead 8/0 of the blue color of the row below. String 1 blue bead 8/0 and pass the line through the black bead of the 2nd row of the ndebele of the following two. (mosaic technique). The line leaves the 1st bead of black color on the 3rdrow of Ndebele. String 1 silver bead 11/0, 1 black 8/0, 1 silver 11/0. Draw a line in the 2 nd black beads Ndebele. Dial a blue 8/0 bead, go through the blue bead of the previous mosaic weave, string the 3rd blue bead 8/0 and draw a line in the black bead of the next two Ndebele. So finish the circle. Repeat the next step 3 more times in a circle. (obtained for all 4 corners of the base). Exit the 1st black bead 8/0, go through the silver 11/0, the black 8/0 and again the silver 11/0.
- Go down to the beginning of work through 3 blackbeads of Ndebele and begin to expand the base. String 1 silver bead 11/0, 1 biocone, 1 silver 11/0, go through the angular black bead 8/0 base and go back. Pass the 2nd black bead Ndebele, string 3 silver 11/0, go through the black bead of the follow-up deuce Ndebele. (the red arrow in figure 1.2).
The middle is expanding. The line walks from the silver bead of the 2nd circle. String 1 silver 11/0, 1 blue 11/0 and again 1 silver 11/0, pass the line through the next silver bead of the 2nd circle. Work round-the-clock. String the 4th blue bead and pass the line through the 1st silver bead. Connect the blue beads around each other (in Figure 1.3, the red and yellow marks). In order to give the workpiece rigidity, it is necessarypass the line through the extreme beads of the square, the line to pass through the middle silver bead 11/0 (Figure 1.4, yellow arrow). To a square well kept the shape of the line, it is necessary to tighten it tightly. The square is ready, you can scorch the line, tied with a knot. On one of the last black beads to thread a ring with a schwenze. Secure with round pliers. On the pin, attach the bead cap, the drop-shaped bead. The remaining part of the pin is cut off, leaving 1 cm, bend by 90 °. Tighten the crochet and bend the crochet, hang the workpiece on the opposite black bead and round the hook, then the drop-shaped bead will not slip. The earrings for everyday wear are ready. With such beautiful blanks, you can perform an evening version. To make the earrings even more chic for one requires 3 identical blanks (as woven above) and one made a little differently. The beginning of the work is the same as in the first case up to the point with the point, including it. The line comes from a black bead 8/0 of the 1st circlendebele, string 2 silver 11/0, biocone, 1 silver 11/0. Turn around without touching the last silver 11/0, go through the biocone and silver 1/0, thread the 3rd silver 11/0 and go through the black bead 8/0 ndebele of the base. Weave round (Figure 2.2). The middle is expanding. The line comes out of the silver beads of the 2nd row. String 1 silver 11/0, 1 blue 11/0 and again 1 silver 11/0, pass the line through the next silver bead of the 2nd row of the base. Go through the last strung beads back, thread 1 blue bead 11/0, silver 11/0 and thread the fishing line into the next silver bead of the 2nd row. Continue rounding. String the 4th blue bead and pass the line in 1 silver. Connect the blue beads around. (Figure 2.3). To give rigidity, it is necessary to pass a line throughthe extreme beads of the sides of the square, adding 6 blue beads 11/0 for each corner (3 on both sides) (Figure 2.4). All the work pieces are sewn, add beads and bioconuses. Red arrows on the photo show the connection points. Droplet suspensions and schwenzy attach similarly to the first option. The following earrings from beads are also made in blue tones. By their similarity, you can perform no less spectacular oval earrings, add beads or crystals, all that will prompt fantasy. It will take:
- Beads 10/0 transparent with a silver line and matte blue;
- Beads 13/0 transparent aquamarine color;
- Rondel faceted 2 x 3 and 3 x 5;
- Silver thread;
- A line and a needle for beads.
The first thing to weave is the basis. Attach the line to the base and weave a brick weave according to the scheme of beads 13/0. The second layer of the weave of beads 10/0 is transparent and blue. The third tier of weave also, use rondeli. The fourth tier of weave according to the scheme, using all three shades of beads. A special highlight is attached to these earrings silverthreads. The technique is based on the "ganutel" technique, but instead of a wire spiral, the first tier of beads is used, which is adjacent to the base. Tie a string next to the second bead and begin to twist the bottom. Thread the thread between the beads of the first tier, retreating from the base to ½ dina of the base. Each next turn to do after the next bead of the tier. Move from top to bottom and from bottom to left. Fill the bottom of the earrings. Secure the thread. Hide the tail. Weave the second and the earrings are ready.