Dark Star Earrings

PROJECT E2274
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A simple bead woven star design glows in a rainbow of colors and is finished with gold accents for a lux look.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin with about 4 feet of beading thread. Thread a size 12 beading needle. Pick up one 11/0 demi round, one gemduo. Repeat five times for a total of six each, making sure you have the front curved side of the gemduos facing the same way. Tie a double overhand knot.
  2. Take your needle and make a thread bridge by going into the second hole of one gemduo.
  3. Next, pick up one Tripiti side bead and go into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  4. Pick up one Polonia side bead and go into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  5. Pick up one 11/0 demi round, go through the hole of the Mitakas side bead (see project photo for reference), and pick up one 11/0 demi round, one 8/0 bead, and one 11/0 demi round. Go through the second hole of the Mitakas side bead and add one 11/0 demi round before going into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  6. Pick up one Tripiti side bead and go into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  7. Pick up one 11/0 demi round, go through the hole of the Mitakas side bead, and pick up one 11/0 demi round, one 8/0 bead, and one 11/0 demi round. Go through the second hole of the Mitakas side bead and add one 11/0 demi round before going into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  8. Pick up one Polonia side bead and go into the second hole of the next gemduo.
  9. Next, tie off and weave in your thread tails.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach it to the bottom Tripiti side bead and to one tassel. Close the jump ring.
  11. Open the loop of the earring hook, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the top Tripiti side bead. Close the loop and you're all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-0007 - Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Tripiti, Eye Shaped 8x5mm, 12 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-0009 - Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Mitakas, 2-Hole V-Shaped 7.5x3.5mm, 10 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-0011 - Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Polonia, Scallop Shaped 8x5mm, 12 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-0114 - Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Violet Rainbow
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DRH-0035 - Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, 85 Metallic Iris Purple
    Project uses 28 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0042 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PTS-130 - Silk Rayon Thread Pendant, Tassel with End Cap 30mm, 2 Pieces, Gold and Black
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5457 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 8 Feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 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 Autumn
Ingredients BMB-0007, BMB-0009, BMB-0011, BCT-0114, DRH-0035, JSH-0042, PTS-130, FEA-3030, FJR-5457, 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.
Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Tripiti, Eye Shaped 8x5mm, 12 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$10.19 / Package | SKU: BMB-0007
Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Mitakas, 2-Hole V-Shaped 7.5x3.5mm, 10 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: BMB-0009
Cymbal Side Bead for GemDuo Beads, Polonia, Scallop Shaped 8x5mm, 12 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$9.95 / Package | SKU: BMB-0011
Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Violet Rainbow
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: BCT-0114
Toho Demi Round Seed Beads, Thin 11/0 (2.2mm) Size, 7.8 Grams, #85 Metallic Iris Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: DRH-0035
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.90 / Package | SKU: JSH-0042
Silk Rayon Thread Pendant, Tassel with End Cap 30mm, 2 Pieces, Gold and Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: PTS-130
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$10.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5457
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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