People have been making jewelry from beads for generations, ever since the first beads were made from seeds, stones, and shells. Even today, beaded jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, and earrings are still extremely popular, especially those made in a Native American style. Beaded Earrings will teach readers how to learn a craft that has delighted humankind for generations. This simple, concise guide contains easy-to-read, step-by-step instructions for both beginners and beading experts. Readers are taught twelve basic patterns that can be combined to make more than thirty-five different kinds of earrings as well as one-of-a-kind designs. Pages of full-color illustrations show how to make different styles of traditional Native American earrings, including basic dangle variations, as well as Brick Stitch, Gourd Stitch and Bugle Bead. The techniques learned here can be applied to necklaces and pendants as well. Instructions come complete with recommendations on the types and amount of beads and supplies to purchase and a list of practical suggestions to help readers avoid common frustrating errors.