Maybe I am partial to making earrings. But I do believe making smaller items is a good way to learn a technique.  That way, one does not have to struggle with a much more complicated and larger project.  This lantern like macrame beaded bead earrings tutorial is a gem. It is by Yuna Titarenko (aka as Makramania) on

It's clever how the knotting starts around a jump ring at the top of the "lantern".  The different sized beads add color and shape to the project.

It is a wonderful change from making stitched beaded bead earrings, isn't it?

The tutorial is in Russian so you might like it translated although the pictures alone are very clear. Computer users : Use the Chrome browser, right click anywhere on the page and select "translate to English". Mobile device users : Download the Chrome app, add the URL. The app asks if you wish to translate.

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