Sometime in October, I saw a pair of Santa earrings in my local bead shop: a brick stitch Santa climbing up to a swarovski margarita bead Christmas tree. I remember thinking, "I'll definitely try that after Thanksgiving." Well, in the first part of December, I went back to the shop to get a closer look. To my dismay, the earrings were gone. The lady at the shop had no idea what I was talking about. Now, either I'm confused (very likely), dreaming (somewhat likely), or in a parallel universe (not so likely).
Of course, these earrings became somewhat of a mission. After a bit of searching, I found this pattern on threadabead. This site has a ton of peyote and brick stitch patterns for almost any occasion. (There is even a brick stitch karate student.)
While searching for the hanging Santa pattern, I found several other awesome patterns. Who wouldn't want this snowman on her tree?
Speaking of trees, I needed to make some for my earrings.
Trees + Santa + ring = the cutest Santa earrings
They are a little big, but I like wearing them. I think they are also a perfect size for an ornament.
My plan is to take these into the bead stores I frequent and ask around. If I find the name of the person who made the pair I originally saw, I'll update this post.
If any of you remember seeing them in a magazine or other publication, please let me know and I will give credit where credit is due.