Feliz Navidad Earrings

PROJECT E8027
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings radiate an uplifting Latin vibe, weaving contrasting layers of brick stitch around Austrian crystal pearls, edged with complementary flower petal embellishments. The design uses using a festive holiday color palette of 11/0 Miyuki Delica seed beads.
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.

By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. If you are new to circular brick stitch, please watch the video How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Around a Bead. Using what you have learned in the video, create four layers of brick stitch bead weaving around your 8mm Austrian crystal crystal pearl, working outward in the following order: green, gold, white, red (see photo for reference).
  2. Next, please watch the video: How to Add Flower Petal Embellishments to Circular Brick Stitch. Follow along with the video to weave eight 3mm pearls onto the outermost layer of your brick stitch. Then line the pearls with additional gold Miyuki Delicas, as shown in the video. Tie off and weave in your thread.
  3. Attach your earring hook using a 4mm jump ring as shown in the video. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-221 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Gilt Lined White Opal DB221
    Project uses 1 palette. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1833 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Duracoat Galvanized Yellow Gold DB1833
    Project uses 1 palette. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-011 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Olive DB011
    Project uses 1 palette. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-796 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Gram Tube, #796 Matte Opaque Maroon Dyed Red
    Project uses 1 palette. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-3001 - Austrian Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 16 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8001 - Austrian Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, White
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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 Christmas
Ingredients DB-221, DB-1833, DB-796, XCR-8901, FJR-5452, FEA-3030, DBM-0011, PRES-5810-WHITE3, PRES-5810-WHITE8,

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, Gilt Lined White Opal DB221 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.19 / Package | SKU: DB-221
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, Duracoat Galvanized Yellow Gold DB1833 (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$9.15 / Package | SKU: DB-1833
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, #796 Matte Opaque Maroon Dyed Red (2.5
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: DB-796
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.65 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
Earring Findings, Long Earring Hooks 25mm, Gold Plated (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$11.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, Metallic Olive Green DBM0011 (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: DBM-0011
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5810 Round Pearl Bead 3mm, White (1 Piece)
You will need 16 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.13 / Package | SKU: PRES-5810-WHITE3
PRESTIGE Crystal, #5810 Round Pearl Bead 8mm, White (1 Piece)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$0.49 / Package | SKU: PRES-5810-WHITE8
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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