Creamrose Bride Earrings

Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
A soft palette of rose gold and rose-tinted cream imparts a lustrous glow to these elegant, herringbone stitch earrings, framed by Austrian crystal pearls.

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By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To start, please watch our video on how to do tubular herringbone stitch bead weaving. Cut a 3 foot length of Fireline and thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. Begin by weaving a ladder stitch base row 4 beads long, using the rose gold 11/0 seed beads. Leave a 6 inch tail on the end of your thread.
  3. Based on the technique shown in the tubular herringbone video, join the ends of the foundation row together so it is closed up into a tight square. Your tubular piece will work up with 2 herringbone columns.
  4. Weave your second row using the ivory pearl 11/0 seed beads. Alternate rows of each color, until you have 9 rows total including the foundation row. When you're finished, sew up so your needle is exiting a rose gold bead on the first side of the top row.
  5. Add 1 rose gold bead between the two beads of that column and sew down through the second bead.
  6. Pick up 1 rose gold bead and add it between the two herringbone columns of your tubular piece. Sew up through the first rose gold bead of the opposite column.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 to finish the other side of the top row of your tubular piece. Weave in your thread tail and cut off the excess thread.
  8. Move to the other end of the tubular piece and thread your needle on the thread tail you left in step 2. Weave 2 more rows of herringbone stitch: 1 ivory row and 1 rose gold row. When you're finished, sew up so your needle is exiting a rose gold bead on the first side of the top row.
  9. Repeat steps 5-7 to finish the second end of the tubular herringbone piece.
  10. Take 1 rose gold headpin and string 1 Austrian crystal crystal creamrose pearl. Then slide the tubular herringbone bead woven piece onto the headpin. Then string 1 more Austrian crystal crystal pearl.
  11. Make a simple wire loop on the end of the headpin.
  12. Take a rose gold earring hook and open the loop the same way you would open a jump ring. Slide on the wire loop of the headpin. Close the loop of the earring hook.
  13. Enjoy your earrings!
Additional Information
Theme Bridal
Ingredients FEA-1218, FHP-1104, JSK-0354, JSK-0064, XCR-1275, PRES-5810-CRMRO8,

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.
Earring Findings, Ear Wire 21mm Long 20 Gauge Thick, Rose Gold FIlled (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-1218
Head Pins, 2 Inches Long and 24 Gauge Thick 14K Rose Gold FIlled (20 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$11.95 / Package | SKU: FHP-1104
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF551 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Rose Gold (8 grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: JSK-0354
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 147 'Ceylon Lt Ivory' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: JSK-0064
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, Crystal Clear (50 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-1275
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5810 Round Pearl Bead 8mm, Creamrose (1 Piece)
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.34 / Package | SKU: PRES-5810-CRMRO8
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 pcs)
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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