Star Flower Earrings

NEW
NEW
PROJECT E8064
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bead woven floral earring combines Czech glass 2-hole SuperDuo beads with 8/0 seed beads and Cymbal Bead Endings. Dangling seed bead accents sway on a fringe of antiqued brass rolo chain.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. For a similar bead weaving technique, please watch the video: How to Make the SuperDuo Medallion Earrings Using Cymbal Components.
  2. Begin by using scissors to cut 2 feet of Fireline thread, and thread your size 12 needle.
  3. String on five white SuperDuos alternating with five jet bronze Superduos (see photo for reference), then tie your beads into a ring as shown in the video.
  4. Follow along with the video to "step up" into your second row of bead weaving. Then string one bead between each SuperDuo in the following order: three Cymbal Bead Endings, three 8/0 seed beads, one Cymbal Bead Ending, three 8/0 seed beads (see photo for reference). Note: for added security, continue sewing all the way around the edge of your bead weaving at least once more to reinforce the design. Then tie off and weave in your thread as shown in the video.
  5. Attach your earring hook to the single Cymbal Bead Ending at the top of your bead weaving (see photo for reference) in the same manner as shown in the video.
  6. To hang your chains: Start by using flush cutters to cut nine 1.5 inch lengths of 2mm rolo chain.
  7. Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring, and slide on the end links of three of the chain lengths from the above step. Also slide on the loop of one of the three Cymbal Bead Ending located at the bottom of your design. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step twice more to attach chain dangles to your other two Cymbal Bead Endings.
  8. To hang your seed bead dangles: Take a headpin and slide on one 8/0 seed bead. Above the bead, make a simple wire loop, sliding on the end link of one of your chain dangles. Close the loop. Repeat this step eight more times for a total of nine seed bead dangles.
  9. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-520 - Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Opaque Luster Champagne (8g)
    Project uses 10 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-504 - Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Jet/Bronze Picasso (8 Grams)
    Project uses 10 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0141 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #952 'Rainbow Light Topaz/Sea Foam Lined' 8g
    Project uses 30 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99955 - Antiqued Brass Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 27 inches. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCO-587 -
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4035 - Bali Style 1 Ball Antiqued Brass Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3051 - Antiqued Brass 2mm Ball Head Pins - 24 Gauge Thick 2 Inches Long (20)
    Project uses 18 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-3313 - BeadSmith Casual Comfort, Flush Cutter with PVC Handle, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients BCT-520, BCT-504, JSH-0141, CHA-99955, FCO-587, FJR-5450, FEA-4035, FHP-3051, XCR-1285,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Opaque Luster Champagne (8g)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.36 / Package | SKU: BCT-520
Czech Glass SuperDuo, 2-Hole Beads 2x5mm, Jet/Bronze Picasso (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: BCT-504
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #952 'Rainbow Light Topaz/Sea Foam Lined' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: JSH-0141
Antiqued Brass Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.89 / Package | SKU: CHA-99955
Cymbal Bead Endings fit Superduo Beads, Remata, 5mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Brass Plated
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.24 / Package | SKU: FCO-587
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: FJR-5450
Bali Style 1 Ball Antiqued Brass Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$10.19 / Package | SKU: FEA-4035
Antiqued Brass 2mm Ball Head Pins - 24 Gauge Thick 2 Inches Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-3051
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

Related Video [VIEW ALL VIDEOS]

You recently viewed

Clear recently viewed