Cocktail Hour Earrings ~ Featuring Beaded Molecules

Beaded Cocktail Hour Earrings

Red Wine - Limited Availability!

Beaded Cocktail Hour Earrings

White Wine or Margarita

Beaded Cocktail Hour Earrings

Long Island Iced Tea or
Almond Liqueur

Beaded Cocktail Hour Earrings

Strawberry Daquiri or Cosmo

Beaded Cocktail Hour Charms


Beaded Cocktail Hour Charms


Project Details

Difficulty: Advanced
Size: approx 2 in (50 mm) long
Techniques: Molecule Stitch

Explore the science of your favorite cocktail by weaving these chemistry-inspired earrings! These sparkly earrings are woven using the Molecule Stitch, a novel beading stitch that uses seed beads and crystals to mimic the accurate, 3D chemical structures of molecules. This design features the ethanol molecule, which is the key component of all alcoholic beverages. Like the real molecule, these beaded molecules are branched and flexible, and are also color-coded to show the different carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms in the compound. Attach a cute matching fruit charm to represent your favorite libation, such as red and white wine, a margarita, or a strawberry daiquiri!

Since the ethanol molecule is a relatively simple organic molecule, this beading pattern is a perfect introduction to the Molecule Stitch. The pattern includes detailed, step-by-step directions on how to weave the ethanol molecule, and at least four different kinds of matching fruit charms. The pattern also includes a gentle introduction to the organic chemistry behind this stitch, and it shows several extended examples of how to use the Molecule Stitch to weave other beaded molecules.

PDF Pattern: $19
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Cocktail Hour Earrings Pattern

The Cocktail Hour Earrings beading pattern includes:

  • Complete written instructions on how to weave both the beaded ethanol molecule, and a variety of decorative fruit charms
  • 24 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 96 full color illustrations and photographs
  • Several photos of finished jewelry and design variations
  • Fun facts about chemistry!

Cocktail Hour Kits: $30
Kits do not include instructions
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and the beads, add both a kit
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Cocktail Hour Earrings Kits

Cocktail Hour kits make a pair of earrings and a spare pair of matching fruit charms, and include:

  • Japanese seed beads in three sizes
  • Japanese bugle beads
  • Swarovski bicone crystals
  • Two different kinds of decorative glass fruit beads
  • Jump rings and a pair of ear wires
  • Free shipping!

Note: this kit does not include a needle and thread.

Cocktail Hour Earrings

Click on the images below for more examples of this design:

Beaded Wine Molecule NecklaceCocktail Hour EarringsBeaded Wine Molecule EarringsBeaded Ethanol Molecule


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