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I have this thing about beads and yarn. It’s just a winning combination. You might remember years ago that I made about a gazillion beaded knit necklaces for me and pretty much every woman that I know. Which is why, when DMC contacted me to try out their new cotton perlè embroidery thread, I knew that I had to make some funky DIY beaded crochet earrings.
Oh, yeah, I also love the combination of red and black. (Remember this refashioned black infinity scarf with red pom pom trim?) How fun are these earrings, right?!
Like I said, DMC contacted me to try out their new Cotton Perlè embroidery thread. (I did NOT get paid for this post, and everything I write is my own opinion.) This thread was already a staple in the DMC line in thicknesses 8 and 5, but now it is also available in size 3, which is a nice, thick thread that is similar to a thin cotton yarn.
You can use it for embroidery, and the thickness creates a 3D effect. You can also crochet with it, weave it, wrap it around other object, and so on. It really can be used in so many interesting ways!
I got a whole bunch of goodies from DMC to play with! I received various colors and thicknesses of embroidery thread, a few embroidery patterns and other craft instructions, an embroidery hoop, a pre-printed tote bag to be stitched on, an earring kit, #22 chenille needles, a water soluble marking pen, and a crochet hook perfect for this new embroidery thread.
Size 3 can be used for embroidery. The DMC chenille needle #22* is perfect for this thick yarn.
DIY beaded crochet earrings
- 4.5 cm (1.77″) diameter earring hoops. Mine came from the above kit, which you can find at www.dmc.com
- Red #321 cotton pearl thread size 3*
- About 70 size 6/0 black glass beads*
- DMC chenille needle #22*
- 2.75 mm (size C) crochet hook*
Remove the needle, then follow the instructions in the video, or scroll below the video for the written instructions.
- Hold the hoop wrong side up. Pull the thread up through the hoop and make 1 slip stitch.
- Work 1 sc (single crochet), slide one bead up against the sc, and chain 1.
- Repeat step 2 all around the whole hoop.
- After the last chain 1, do 1 slip stitch around the hoop.
- Cut the thread loop and, using the chenille needle, thread the end under a few crochet stitches.
You could also use this DMC embroidery thread (or other cotton yarn) to make a Ball & Chain crochet necklace with my free crochet pattern!
Or use the same yarn/embroidery thread and the same beads to knit these cool and colorful beaded necklaces! This is the project that the beads I used here were left over from!
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