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Shanghai Lantern

Project Info:

Level: Intermediate

Estimated time: 4-6 hours

Project and Sample by Emily Miller

Taking inspiration from the Shanghai skyline, Emily mixes a classic red-turquoise combination taken from the bustling city's palette. With a fringe that’s just to die for, these earrings swing like paper lanterns. An architectural brick stitch base creates the “lantern,” where Emily really pushes the boundaries of brick stitch: mixing multiple sizes, shapes, materials. Skip the fringe for a simpler earring or use a single Lantern as a pendant…the possibilities are limited only by your creativity.

Additional Learning:
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Shanghai Lantern

Dark Grey- KO Thread

KO Thread

$4.45 USD

SB4-412F Matte Opaque Turquoise Green

Miyuki Cubes

$4.50 USD

11-1236 Matte Terracotta

11/0 Miyuki Seed Beads

$4.95 USD

BGL2-2008 Matte Metallic Patina Iris AB

Japanese Bugles

$4.95 USD

2mm- Crystal Nickel Plate

2mm czech glass

$8.50 USD

Amazonite- 2mm Round


$10.00 USD

Tierra Daisy Spacer - Antique Silver

Metal Beads

$3.75 USD

Sterling Silver Ear Wires with 3mm Bead

Ear Wires

$4.95 USD

Size 12 4 Pack Beadsmith Seed Bead Needles


$3.00 USD

Old Fashioned Beeswax


$3.50 USD

Old-School Thread Clippers


$3.25 USD

Foam Bead Mats


$3.95 USD

Project Map

Please Note, we no longer carry 3mm Melons, and so we have replaced them with a 3mm Fire Polish for this project.