Beaded Dreams Earrings

PROJECT E657
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
The sleek black glass cabochon in this earring is mesmerizing as it catches the light and even slightly reflects the neatly done bead embroidered rows around. This classic style is perfect to be worn day or night.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Using a toothpick or small piece of wire, spread a layer of E6000 glue on the flat underside of your 13mm round jet black cabochon. Flip over and place onto your Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Place near the edge but make sure your leave at least a 3/4" border of Lacy's Stiff Stuff all the way around the cabochon. Press into place, make sure no glue spills out from beneath the cabochon, and let dry for at least an hour.
  2. Trim your cabochon out of the Lacy's Stiff Stuff, again making sure to leave yourself at least a 3/4"border.
  3. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 7 feet of KO black thread.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Backstitch in Bead Embroidery. Following what you learned in the video, backstitch a row of 11/0 Toho gold luster amethyst seed beads right up against the black cabochon. After you complete this row, backstitch a row of 11/0 Miyuki Delica metallic bronze beads and another row of 11/0 Toho gold luster amethyst seed beads. Tie off your threads.
  5. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 3 feet of KO black thread.
  6. Now please watch the video: How to Create a Bezel Row in Bead Embroidery. Following what you learned in this video, stitch a bezel row using 15/0 Toho Metallic Iris Green/Brown beads between the black cabochon and the first row of gold luster amethyst beads. Tie off your thread.
  7. Trim your Lacy's Stiff Stuff foundation right up to the edge of the last row of beads (make sure to not cut their threads). Spread a layer of Crafters Pick Glue on the underside, directly over your threads. Flip over and press on top of your brown ultra suede backing. Let dry and then trim the backing. There is a video which shows how to do this entire step: Bead Embroidery: How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing.
  8. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 4 feet of KO black thread.
  9. Please watch the video: How to Bead Embroider a Picot Edge. Using the skills you learned in the video, bead embroider a picot edge so that the base of the edge is using 11/0 Miyuki Delica metallic bronze beads and the tips of the edge are using 15/0 Toho opaque jet black beads. Bead embroider all the way around the edge so that you are stitching the backing to the foundation and creating a finished look. Tie off your thread.
  10. Open a 4mm jump ring and link it through one of the gaps in your picot edge, just thread it under the thread bridge and then close the jump ring back up. Open another 4mm jump ring and link it to the one you just previous placed as well as the loop at the base of your earring hook. Close the jump ring back up.
  11. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-022 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Bronze DB022 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0078 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0042 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-1302 - Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4201 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9702 - Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion, Boho
Ingredients DB-022, FEA-3310, FJR-5450, JSK-0078, JSO-0032, JSO-0042, SPCB-1302, XCR-4201, XCR-4210, XCR-9702, XTL-1026, XTL-1054,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Bronze DB022
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$8.39 / Package | SKU: DB-022
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5450
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: JSK-0078
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: JSO-0032
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.79 / Package | SKU: JSO-0042
Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: SPCB-1302
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4201
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-9702
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106

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