One of the first beading projects I tackled was a pair of earrings. The woman who taught me called it Cherokee Weave. It took practice and perseverance but I finally mastered the stitch.
It’s been a favourite ever since — I love to wear dangly things. And so do many of the women who buy my work.
Here’s a variation on the original theme.
The earrings were made on tear drop forms with size 11 Japanese seed beads. The thread is a multi-coloured quilting thread, which produces a nice colour gradation.