TUTORIAL Beaded Ginkgo Leaf Earrings Made with Cubic Right Angle Weave

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With nothing more than seed beads and thread, make these Gingko Leaf Earrings with this original variation on Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW). This tutorial is very detailed, written for advanced beginner beaders who have a basic knowledge of beading. Knowledge of CRAW is strongly recommended.

Each leaf is nearly an inch wide (23 mm) and 20 mm tall. They’re small, and CRAW creates a lot of negative space. So they’re light, making them comfortable to wear as earrings.

The tutorial is 14 pages, with over 90 full color illustrations and photographs, a COLORFUL FEAST for the eyes. The tutorial gives highly detailed illustrations, photographs, and written instructions to make the earrings. Included are 14 different pairs of Gingko Leaf Earrings in different color schemes. That I have made so many pairs is a testament to how much fun these are to make and wear. Since they use mostly size 11° seed beads with just a few colors of 15° and 8° they are a wonderful way to explore color combinations with just seed beads.

I beaded Ginkgo Leaves from time to time for over three years before I figured out how to write it down on paper. In my blog, I said I'd be "insane" to write a tutorial for this design. This is actually because I didn't really understand how to do it. As I posted more and more pairs of these earrings on the internet, bead weavers wrote to me, asking me to write a tutorial. So, I kept making pairs and eventually, I drew some pictures, and my method became clearer to me. Months passed, and I made more pairs, and drew more drawings. Then I made more pairs and eventually I understood the method, and I was able to draw all of the steps in a way that makes sense. Then I took photos to match the drawings, and wrote it all up. This tutorial is the culmination of a long process to document these earrings so that other bead weavers can enjoy making them too. This tutorial is also super colorful. I used a rainbow pair for the step photos and illustrations in the hopes that you will enjoy looking at this the tutorial as much as making and wearing the earrings.

This listing is for the PDF tutorial only. Materials are not included. The fourth photo and the tutorial include materials lists, but if you are a bead weaver, you probably already have everything you need. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.

After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 2.1 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 8.0. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com

Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553 and visit my website at beadinfinitum.com

If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. There are no refunds on tutorials.

This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2016, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html

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Apr 5, 2018 by paulina1022
I absolutely LOVE these earrings and how easily they work up. I've already made two pair and I can't wait to make more. Knowledge of RAW is super helpful, but directions are good so with a little bit of stitching experience you should be in good shape.
Feb 19, 2018 by Amy Severino
I made the colorful pictured ones - turned out really cute! I will be making more in other colors too!
Apr 15, 2017 by jdesigns4u
Easy to understand and well written tutorial with a beautiful results in the end. These ear rings are my favorite and most commonly worn :-)
Apr 7, 2016 by Julia Odnosteblitsa
Delightful pattern! I have admired your ginkgo leaf earrings on the site for a long time. I will enjoy making my own. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Apr 2, 2016 by Cathy

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