Free Beading Pattern for Multi-Hole Beads
This tutorial features two types of multi-hole beads. The first one is the two-hole Es-O Mini. The second one is the three-hole EMMA bead. If you have never worked with multi-hole beads before, then earrings are a good place to start.
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Multi-Hole Beads Earrings Materials
1g 10/0 Czech Seed Bead Bronze (A)
1g 8/0 Czech Seed Bead Bronze (B)
8 3mm X 6mm EMMA 3-hole Beads Cocoa Airy Pearl (C)
24 4mm Es-O Mini 2-hole Beads Blue Zircon (D)
2 Earring Wires
Big Eye Needle
Instruction Note for the Multi-Hole Beads Earrings
Three Hole EMMA Bead—you will use (pass through) all three holes to make these multi-hole beads earrings.
It does not matter which hole you call the first, second or third. What matters is that you are consistent. Consistent means that when you completed step four that the unused hole (third hole) is in the same spot for all the beads. If you placed your beadwork on the table, then the third hole should be at the top.
How to Make Multi-Hole Beads Earrings
- On a yard of beading thread, pick up 4B. Pass through all the beads again.
- Pick up 1A and pass through the next. Repeat a total of four times.
- Pick up 1A, 1C, and 1A. Pass through the next A. Repeat a total of four times. Pass through the first A added in this step. Step-up by passing through the second hole of the first C added in this step.
- Fill the spaces between C bead with 3D. Pick up 3D and pass through the next C (second hole). Repeat a total of four times. Step-up by passing through the second hole the next D bead.
- Pick up 1B, 2A, and 1B. Pass through the next D (second hole), C (third hole), and D(second hole). Note: the 2A will become the base of the hanging component.)
- [Pick up 1B. Pass through the next D. Pick up 1B. Pass through the next D, C, and D.} Repeat what is the brackets two times.
- Pick up 1 B and pass through the next D. Pick up 1B. Pass through the following beads: 1D, 1C, 1D, 1B and 1A.
- Create the hanging component. Start working in herringbone stitch using A. Pick up 2A. Pass down the A below. Now, pass up the next and the first A picked up. Work four more herringbone stitches. Note: you can connect the center Es-O Mini bead to the herringbone strip as part of the first stitch or while you are weaving in thread ends.
- Attach earring wire. Pass the needle through the loop of the earring wire and down through the A below. Complete the thread path by passing the A bead that the needle exiting at the start of this step. Repeat thread path until the earring wire is secure. Weave in thread ends and trim.
- Make second earring by following steps one through nine.