Retired - Geometric Grape Cluster Earrings

PROJECT E8047
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
A trio of Czech glass 2-hole GemDuo beads are neatly nestled into etched Cymbal Bead Endings, giving these earrings a uniquely angular clustered look. Cymbal Bead Substitutes hang with seed bead accents from 5mm jump rings on flat cable chain, adding movement to the design.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make the Geometric Grape Cluster Earrings. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to create these earrings using a Cymbal GemDuo Bead Ending and Bead Substitute. These components are tailor-made to fit with Czech glass 2-Hole GemDuo beads. You will also see how to add chain and seed bead accents using wire and jump rings, as well as how to attach the earring hook.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-0131 - Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Chalk Purple Vega
    Project uses 6 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-4214 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 4214 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Mint Green
    Project uses 4 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-0014 - Cymbal Bead Substitute for GemDuo Beads, Plaka, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped w/ Cross Hatch Pattern 8x5mm, 12 Pcs, Ant Silver
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-513 - Cymbal Bead Endings fit GemDuo Beads, Tourlos III, 18mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4025 - Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5459 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-1619 - Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain 2mm Unfinished Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2430 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 3 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Ingredients BCT-0131, DMRR-4214, BMB-0014, FCO-513, FEA-4025, FJR-5459, CHA-1619, WNT-2430, XCR-1285,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Chalk Purple Vega
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.65 / Package | SKU: BCT-0131
Cymbal Bead Substitute for GemDuo Beads, Plaka, 2-Hole Diamond Cross Hatch,8x5mm, 12 Pcs, Ant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$8.35 / Package | SKU: BMB-0014
Cymbal Bead Endings fit GemDuo Beads, Tourlos III, 18mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.50 / Package | SKU: FCO-513
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$9.71 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5459
Sterling Silver Flat Cable Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$8.45 / Package | SKU: CHA-1619
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Silver Color Copper Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$11.55 / Package | SKU: WNT-2430
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.45 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$30.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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