Free Earrings Beading Tutorial with Rulla Beads

Today, we’re going to share to you an earrings beading tutorial using Rulla beads. Quite similar to brick beads, Rulla beads are rectangular in shape but rounded corners. They feature two stringing holes, making them versatile options for seed bead weaving and embroidery. Try them in between two strands of beads. You’ll love the way these beads add complexity to your designs. You can stack Rulla beads going up, similar to when beading with brick beads.

Czech Glass Two-Hole Rulla Bead
Features 2-Hole
Each pack includes approximately 93 beads.
Place Of Origin Czech Republic

Prepare the following materials. Create your own color combination.

24 pcs Rulla Beads (A) 2g 11/0 Seed beads (B) 1g 15/0 Seed beads (C)
24pcs 3mm Bicone Crystals (D) 2pcs Jump rings (optional) Ear wires

 

 

Step 1
Thread your needle with 4ft of beading thread. Use 1B as a stop bead leaving a 8-inch tail. We will incorporate this bead into our work later.
Step 2
String 1A, 1B, 1A until you have a total of 12A and 11B. You should end with an A.
Step 3
Go through the second hole of the last A.
Step 4
String 1B and pass through the second hole of the next A.
Step 5
Repeat Step 4 until all the spaces between each A are filled.
Step 6
String 1B and pass through the second hole of the A on the opposite end of the beadwork. Ensure you pass through the hole on the side that corresponds to the side you are exiting i.e. if you are exiting the right side of the A, you should pass through the right side on the opposite end.
Step 7
Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the same A you are exiting.
Step 8
Go through the B used as the stop bead, the following 1A and 1B.
Step 9
String 3B and pass through the B from the side opposite where the thread is exiting, then go through the following 1A and 1B.
Step 10
Repeat Step 9 until you have added the all the picots. After you’ve added the final picot, continue through the next A.
Step 11
Reverse direction and go through the second hole of the same A that you are exiting and then the following 1B.
Step 12
String 1B and pass through the centre B in the picot opposite where your thread is exiting.
NB: If your thread is exiting the right side of the B, pass through the centre bead of the picot from right to left.
Step 13
To complete the seed bead embellishment, string 1B and pass through the B your thread was originally exiting in the Step 11. Then, go through the following 1A and 1B.
Step 14
Repeat Steps 12 and 13 until you have added all your embellishments.
Step 15
Continue through the adjacent B.
Step 16
Then pass through the centre B in the embellishment.
Step 17
String 1C, 1D and 1C and pass through the centre B in the following seed bead embellishment.
Step 18
Repeat Step 17 until you have filled in all the spaces between the seed bead embellishments. Go back through all the beads added in Steps 17 and 18, keeping your thread tension tight. Exit through 1B.
Step 19
String 3B and an earring hook. NB: I have attached a jump ring to my earring hook. This is optional.
Step 20
Go through the last B strung.
Step 21
String 2B and go through the B from the side opposite where your thread is exiting. Reinforce your earring hook. Weave your thread into the beadwork and tie several half-hitch knots. Remove the excess thread.
Step 22
Attach the needle to your tail thread and weave it around the centre of your earring pulling your thread tight and tying several half-hitch knots. Remove the excess thread. Repeat all the steps to complete your second earring.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial we shared in collaboration with Maria Arthur of TheBeadClubLounge. Maria is a Contributing Artist in DIY Jewelry Making Magazine.

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