Festive Topiary Earrings

PROJECT E711
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Ornate beaded beads look just like Christmas topiary balls in these festive holiday earrings. Accenting the pretty globes are sparkling 8mm Czech Crystal bicones.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Start by watching the video: How to Make an Ornate Beaded Bead.
  2. From what you learned in the video, make an ornate beaded bead using 4mm Czech Crystal bicones in Light Siam and 11/0 Toho silver lined green emerald seed beads. To start you will want to thread a needle onto each end of a 4 foot length of Wildfire beading thread and then create your beaded bead.
  3. Onto a gold plated ball head pin place 1 Toho green seed bead, 1 Czech Crystal 8mm bicone in light siam, your beaded bead from the previous step, and 1 more seed bead. Create a simple wire loop after the last bead and trim off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. Open the simple wire loop you just made (the same way you would open a jump ring) and slip onto it the loop at the base of your earring hook. Close the loop back up.
  5. Happy Holidays!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCZ-5885 - Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 8mm Bicone Light Siam Red (8)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-5485 - Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Siam (50)
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSK-0023 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 36 'Silver Lined Green Emerald' 8g
    Project uses 124 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3022 - 22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XCR-8935 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients BCZ-5885, BCZ-5485, JSK-0023, FHP-3022, FEA-3030, XCR-8935,

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.
Preciosa Czech Crystal Beads 8mm Bicone Light Siam Red (8)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Pieces.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5885
Preciosa Czech Crystal 4mm Bicone Beads Light Siam (50)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: BCZ-5485
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #36 'Silver Lined Green Emerald' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: JSK-0023
22K Gold Plated 2mm Ball Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inches (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FHP-3022
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$9.79 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$10.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-8935

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece

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