Materials: Feather component 6 x Size 11 seed beads 16 x size 15 seed beads Chinese crystal silver backed heart I earwire - I have used a lever back Fireline - 6 or 8 lb is best
1. Attach feather component to your earwire
2. Thread heart from the bottom. leave a 4" (10cm) tail. Pick up 4 x 15's, pass through the earwire in front of the feather, pick up 4 x 15's and go back down through the heart. Make sure you tail is still in place and pull snugly.
3. Pick up 3 x 11's and go back up through the heart to form a 3 bead picot at the base. *Go back through 4 x 15's, earwire, 4 x 15's, down through the heart, the 3 picot beads and back up through the heart*. You can repeat from * to * if you wish to strengthen further. Do a couple of half hitch knots and cut thread. Secure the tail by going around your picot a couple of times, do a couple of half hitch knots and cut thread.
4. Voila... Ces't finis. It is finished. Repeat for second earring.