Tiger Earrings

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What you need



Step one:

Adding three beads at a time in the order they appear in the color chart. Put on first 6 beads, three white and three orange, then put needle and thread back through the first 3 white and up through the three orange. Add next three, orange and two black, go down through the three orange and back up through the orange and two black. Next add three black and continue in this manner until your foundation row is finished.

Step two:

Now to start the top part of your earring doing one row at a time and following color chart to the left add one orange bead and take needle down through the orange and black bead in last row bring needle under the thread between these two beads and then up through the orange bead your adding, Next do the same for the next color orange bead continue on till all the row is done.

Step three:

Remembering that you are now working from the opposite end add the next row in the same manner as row two.

Step Three to Twelve:

Always working for the opposite sides when starting a row continue your pattern as the same for step two until you get to step Thirteen.

Step Thirteen:

Continue with pattern until you have reached only two beads at the top. Now you will add a loop to hold your finding or ear wire. Add 4 white beads and go through the first one bead on the opposite side of where your thread comes out then up through other bead and two white beads do this a few times to give strength to your work.

Step Fourteen:

Bringing your needle and thread down through one side of your work till it comes out the end on one side, you are now ready to add the dangles to complete your tiger. Following chart here for first dangle add three white beads as in pattern or if you are at other end add black orange and white bead, bring needle back up through the last two beads and the three in the foundation row then back down through next three beads in foundation row, continue this way until all your dangles are finished tie off thread and add your ear wire.

What you need

Beading thread
Size 11 seed beads in various colors
Beading needle


 These little patchwork squares made from your leftover seed beads can be woven together to make a wrist cuff or bookmark, connected to ear wire with a jump ring to make earrings, or hung from a necklace as a pendant. Experiment with different color combinations and patters; the possibilities are endless. 

Project time (per square): about 10 minutes
1. Cut a 20-inch length of beading thread and tie an overhand knot in the thread, leaving a 5- to 6-inch tail.
2. Thread the beading line through a flexible beading needle, and string four size 11 seed beads onto the thread.
3. Run the thread back up through the first two beads to form a small square. Pass the thread through all four beads again to tighten the square.
4. String three more beads onto the thread. Pass the needle back through the last bead in the inner square.
5. Pass the string through the next bead of the inner square, and repeat step 4.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 for the remaining two beads in the inner square so each corner of the small square has three beads surrounding it. Pass the thread through the beads of the outer square to straighten and tighten it.
7. For a two-layer square, weave both ends back through several beads, tying knots as you go to secure the thread. Trim any remaining thread.
8. With the thread emerging from between the two center beads on one side of the square, string one bead and pass the thread back through the last bead in the second layer and the next bead in the second layer. Repeat once.
9. With the thread emerging from a corner bead in the second layer, add three beads. Pass the thread back through the corner bead and the next bead in the second layer.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9, adding one bead for every middle bead in the second layer and three beads for every corner bead in the second layer. Pass the thread through all the beads on the third layer to tighten and straighten them.
11. Continue adding layers in this manner until your square reaches the desired size. For larger squares, you can use a 3mm cube-shaped bead in place of the four central beads.


  1. I’m only 12! Too complicated and unrecognisable!

  2. its nice, but its hard to see the tiger head i can only recognize the eye 😛

  3. Im sorry but this is hirrednous….. however you spell that lol. Im only 12 so i dont know what the fasions are besides the new mall soo…. someone plz tell me why this is rated three stars

  4. angel138 says

    BTW its a tigers head for those of you who cant see

  5. â¥!

  6. It’s kinda’. . . . . . . cheesy for me. It looks kind of , well, old fashioned. The instructions are kinda’ hard to understand too. The idea is cute, but it could be a bit prettier

  7. LOL the guest that is saying i can`t see the tiger yes i know you can`t see it cuz there is no tiger but it`s color is of tiger 😛

    and well nice but hard for me I am 12

  8. i dont get it i dont really see a tiger on the finished thing, 2 b honest!

  9. Surely I need more then just a needle?

  10. wierdish though i love tigers

  11. cool but i dont really get the instructions

  12. it’s pretty cool but i cant understand the instructions

  13. I really like the finished product! I can’t really understand the directions though. When I have more time I would like to study it more. Have you done a white tiger yet?

  14. Just the ting I was looking for – tiger crazy people

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