I love earrings, and I love clover leafs. I was in the mood for earrings this month, so here’s a super-simple one! The hardest part of these earrings was tying the beaded loops in place.
This pattern is beginner level and uses one shuttle. I used size 30 DMC Cebelia thread in lavendar, color 210.
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You will need:
Leave about 12 inches (36 cm) of thread hanging when you stitch the first ring. You will need this thread for the beaded loops.
My instructions say to join to the jewelry finding. I believe that the earrings will hang better if you use a jump ring between the tatting and the finding, though. If you choose to use a jump ring, substitute a regular picot for the join to the finding then connect with a jump ring.
R: (3ds p) 5 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R, (3ds p) 2 times, 3ds j to jewelry finding, (3ds p) 3 times, 3ds, close
R: 3ds j to last p of prev R, (3ds p) 4 times, 3ds, close
Cut the thread, leaving about 12 inches. Tie the two ends in a knot against the base of the rings. Thread 30 beads on each thread, tie at the base of the rings. Thread 30 beads on one of the threads and tie again.
Since I have a propensity for losing earrings, I don’t anticipate having these for years and years. So I cheat and put a drop of Fray-Check on the knots and clip the thread right up against the knot once it’s dry. If you prefer not to do that, thread the threads through a bunch of the beads then trim.