Situated on Vancouver Island Canada, Cedar Ridge Company is 100% aboriginal owned and operated. We are thrilled to offer an array of beads and craft supplies as well as an affordable taste of First Nations artwork and gifts that help to benefit the artists, and their various indigenous tribes.
You need: Beads, hoops, leather strips, glover needles, beading needle, thread, pliers, and your imagination!
Step 1: Double knot and burn the thread for the glover needle
Step 2: Trim the leather, leaving a 1mm space (it will close once you tighten the tread as you sew)
Step 3: With the glover needle, come up 1mm away from the edge of the leather.
Step 4: Come down the opposite side, 1mm away from the edges.
Step 5: Continue sewing. Spread the stitches 2-3mm apart, and stay 1mm away from the edges so the leather wont rip when you pull the thread tight.
Step 6: Once you get close to the end, trim the excess leather.
Step 7: Make sure to leave a 1mm space, it will close once the thread is tightened (if the leather overlaps your beads will be crooked when you add them)
Step 8: Double knot, cut & burn the thread and this is how the hoop should look when its finished.
Step 9: Pull the beading needle 1mm away from the edge of the wrap (start from the inside so the knot is hidden)
Step 10: Measure how many beads will fit nicely
Step 11: After you put the beads on, push the needle through the opposite side staying 1mm away from the edge.
Step 12: Push the needle through 1mm away from where you first started (step 9) making sure the needle is going under the hoop and through the other side.
Step 13: Add enough beads that will fit nicely to the next row
Step 14: Push the needle through (make sure the needle goes under the hoop every time)
Step 15: ALWAYS stay 1mm away from where you previously pushed or pulled the needle through, and make sure to ALWAYS pull the thread tight before you add the next row of beads, or the earrings will feel loose & flimsy