Cleopatra Earrings

PROJECT E2289
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Rich and opulent, these earrings bring together brick stitch, wire wrapping, and crystal settings in a bold color platte reminiscent of an Egyptian Queen.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Bead Weave Circular Brick Stitch Around a Ring. From what you learned in this video, cut off 5 feet of nymo and thread the needle.
  2. Begin your first row of brick stitch on one side of the crescent focal, about 1/4 inch from the edge, with the 6/0 white seed beads. Stitch a row of fourteen beads along the bottom of the curve.
  3. For the second row, step up and begin a row of twenty 8/0 purple seed beads that sits across the white beads.
  4. For the third row, step up and begin a row of twenty-eight 11/0 gold seed beads that sits across the purple beads.
  5. For the fourth row, step up and begin a row of twenty-three 8/0 blue seed beads that sits across the gold beads.
  6. Tie off and weave in your thread.
  7. Use the popsicle stick to set the Swarovski Crystal into the Gita Setting. Set aside.
  8. To make the wrapped wire loop chain, cut a piece of wire 4 inches in length. Make a wrapped wire loop. String on one white 11/0 bead, one 8/0 blue bead, and one white 11/0 bead. Make another wrapped wire loop.
  9. Cut another 4 inch length of wire and make a wrapped wire loop, attaching this loop to the previous loop. String on one white 11/0 bead, one 8/0 purple bead, and one white 11/0 bead. Make another wrapped wire loop.
  10. Cut another 4 inch length of wire and make a wrapped wire loop, attaching this loop to the previous loop. String on one white 11/0 bead, one 8/0 blue bead, and one white 11/0 bead. Make another wrapped wire loop. Set this aside. Repeat the last three steps to complete a second length of chain.
  11. Open one jump ring and attach one length of chain to one end of the crescent focal. Close the jump ring. Repeat for the second length of chain on the other side of the crescent focal.
  12. Open one jump ring and attach it to both loops of the top of the wrapped wire chain, making sure they are not tangled. Close the jump ring.
  13. Open another jump ring and attach it to the jump ring you just added and to the loop of the earring finding.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PZE-104 - Zola Elements Pendant Link, Crescent Focal 43x20mm, 1 Piece, Satin Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSK-0327 - Toho Sead Beads, Round 11/0 PF591 'Permafinish Galvanized Old Gold', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0096 - Toho Sead Beads, Round 11/0 2100 'Silver Lined Milky White', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0233 - Toho Sead Beads, Round 8/0 YPS0013 'Hybrid ColorTrends: Metallic Bodacious', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0304 - Toho Sead Beads, Round 8/0 YPS0084 'Hybrid ColorTrends: Metallic Lapis Blue', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSF-0028 - Toho Sead Beads, Round 6/0 2100 'Silver Lined Milky White', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4598 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9642 - Gita Jewelry Stone Setting for Swarovski Crystal, Stud Post Earrings with Bottom Loop SS39 Chaton, 1 Pair, Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 Pair. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCH-639614 - Swarovski Crystal, 1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons ss39, 6 Pieces, White Opal F
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8916 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • STICK-PKIT-00 - Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Flat with Rounded Edge 4.5 Inches, 10 Sticks
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients PZE-104, JSK-0327, JSK-0096, JSH-0233, JSH-0304, JSF-0028, WCR-4598, FEA-9642, SWCH-639614, FJR-5240, XCR-8916,

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.
Zola Elements Pendant Link, Crescent Focal 43x20mm, 1 Piece, Satin Gold Tone
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: PZE-104
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 #PF591 'Permafinish Galvanized Old Gold', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: JSK-0327
Toho Seed Beads, Round 11/0 #2100 'Silver Lined Milky White', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: JSK-0096
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 #YPS0013 'Hybrid ColorTrends: Metallic Bodacious', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSH-0233
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 #YPS0084 'Hybrid ColorTrends: Metallic Lapis Blue', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.09 / Package | SKU: JSH-0304
Toho Seed Beads, Round 6/0 #2100 'Silver Lined Milky White', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: JSF-0028
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-4598
Gita Jewelry Setting for Swarovski Crystal, Stud Post Earrings with Loop SS39 Chaton, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces / 1 Pair.
$3.69 / Package | SKU: FEA-9642
Swarovski Crystal, #1088 Xirius Round Stone Chatons ss39, 6 Pieces, White Opal F
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: SWCH-639614
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Golden Yellow 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8916
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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