Mariposa Lily Earrings

Mariposa Lily Earrings

These earrings really remind me of a 3 petal flower and that is how they got the name Mariposa lily. These are a little more on the flashy side so you should dress them up and take them on a nice date with you! (Even if it is a date with yourself!)

Here is what you will need

Fine wire (tarnish resistant)  –  26, 28, 30 (the larger the gauge, the smaller the wire is, which makes it easier to work with your crochet hook) I used a amethyst 28 gauge wire.

Crochet hook – I used a 3/2 .10 mm hook.

2 earring hooks – which ever design you like.

Beads – per earrings 4 seed beads, 4 4mm bicone bead, end beads (I used 2 seed beads for each end bead section).

Scissors – to cut the wire of course (it’s very fine so normal scissors will work).


Step 1)

place your beads on the wire (bicone, 2 seed beads, bicone, 2 seed beads, bicone). Slipknot, chain 9, slip stitch with the first stitch. (you should now have a circle).

Step 2)

Slip stitch  the next 4 stitch (this will be worked in a round so don’t turn your work). Chain 4, chain 1 with a bicone bead, chain 1. Treble crochet into the circle ( not into a specific stitch) with 2 seed beads on the second and third yarn over. Chain 1, chain 1 with a bicone bead, chain 1 and treble crochet into the circle with 2 seed beads on the second and third yarn over. Chain 1, chain 1 with a bicone bead, chain 1 and tremble crochet into the circle (no beads). You should now have a circle with 3 loops coming off of it.

Step 3)

Repeat this for each loop (once again this is going around the loop so you don’t crochet in a specific stitch besides when it tells you to).

single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, *[treble crochet. double crochet, half double crochet]*, single crochet.

*do these into the stitch with the bead, this is so that the bead doesn’t get covered up.

You should now have added the volume to your 3 loops.

Step 4

slip stitch down the chain until you get to the circle. Slip stitch around the bases for the 3 loops (this will keep them in place) Generally 3 stitches is dedicated to the area. Slip stitch to the top of the circle and fasten off. Take the end of the wire and add your last bicone bead and place it right underneath the top of the circle, wrap the wire around a chain and line it up the the beginning tail.

Step 5

Put your end beads on the wire, add the earring hook, and finish how you like. On this one I wrapped the wire around the beads and then hid the ends in the circle part of the earring.

 

You should now have a pair of Mariposa Lily Earrings, go you! What do you think, tell me in the comments below.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below and I will answer them as best as I can.

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