Starburst Earrings

PROJECT PROJ-JB-E0013
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These pretty bead woven earrings look like they would be difficult to make but they are actually quite simple and are a great project for a beginner bead weaver. Mini GemDuos form the center star and two sizes of seed beads accent the edges. Make them in your favorite colors!
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

To make these earrings you will be doing some simple bead weaving. Consider making multiple starburst clusters and linking them together for a long earring variation.
  1. First, cut 24 inches of thread and string it onto your needle.
  2. Please watch the video: Easy Bead Weaving: How to Make a Seed Bead and 2-Hole Bead Star Cluster. This video will not only show you how to make the star cluster but also how to turn it into an earring.
  3. Make two earrings. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-0354 - Czech Glass Mini GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 6x4mm, Crystal Bronze Fire Red (2.5" Tube)
    Project uses 12 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • DB-200 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Opaque Chalk White DB200 (2.5" Tube)
    Project uses 24 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • JSH-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 12 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • FEA-3077 - Earring Findings, Earring Hook with Ball & Coil 18mm, Gold Plated (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package(s).

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100 pcs)
    Project uses 2 piece(s). You will need 1 package(s).

  • XCR-8948 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread, 20 Yard Spool, Frost / White (.006 Inch Thick)
    Project uses 48 inches. You will need 1 package(s).

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-3027 - Crafter's Collection Beading Needle Assorted Variety Pack - Sizes 10, 11 & 12 - 10 Pack
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Autumn
Ingredients BCT-0354, DB-200, JSH-0277, FEA-3077, FJR-5250, XCR-8948,

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 Mini GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 6x4mm, Crystal Bronze Fire Red (8.5 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Grams.
$4.30 / Package | SKU: BCT-0354
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Opaque Chalk White DB200 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6.6 gms Tube.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: DB-200
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: JSH-0277
Earring Findings, Earring Hook with Ball & Coil 18mm, Gold Plated (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3077
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread, 20 Yard Spool, Frost / White (.006 Inch Thick)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-8948
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$25.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$32.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors
$7.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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