Grace Kelly Woven Earrings

PROJECT E630
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Elegant, vintage, classic, unique.... so many words to describe these pretty bead woven earrings. Named for the classic Hollywood screen legend and princess, Grace Kelly, these earrings are as timeless as her
Instructions
Remember to double all these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. To make these earrings, please watch the video: How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving around a Bead
  2. Using the skills you learned in the video, make the following:
  3. Cut a 2 foot length of Nymo nylon beading thread and thread a size 12 beading needle onto it. Around a 3mm Swarovski round faux pearl in bright gold, brick stitch one row of size 11/0 Czech seed beads in antique cream pearl and another row on top of it in 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold supra metallic. Tie off your thread after this second row. Repeat this entire step with another 2 feet of thread to create 2 of these rounds.
  4. Cut a 3 foot length of Nymo nylon beading thread and thread a size 12 beading needle onto it. Around an 8mm Swarovski round faux pearl in white, brick stitch 1 row of 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold supra metallic. After that row is complete, brick stitch a second row in 11/0 Czech seed beads in antique cream pearl. Tie off your thread after this second row.
  5. Repeat the last step but use 4 feet of thread, and instead of tying off the thread after the 2nd row, brick stitch a 3rd row in 11/0 Czech seed beads in light gold supra metallic. After this third row, add a decorative beaded edge like the one illustrated in our How to Add a Decorative Beaded Edge to Bead Weaving video. Tie off your thread.
  6. We are going to now sew the 4 beaded circles together. Please look at the photo to see how they are placed: the largest with the decorative edge on the bottom, the other round with the 8mm pearl above it, and one of the small circles with the 3mm bright gold faux pearl above that one. Thread several feet of Nymo nylon beading thread onto a needle and going through the beads you have already woven (and following the same direction of the stitching you already did) sew the edge of the first two rounds together (both with an 8mm pearl center). Just sew up through an edge bead on one of the rounds and then up through an edge bead on the other round. Up and down, in and out, try pulling tight so that your edges come together. Stitch back and forth several times. Secure the two units together and then weave your thread in and tie off. Do this same process to the smaller circle with the 3mm pearl center and the round with the 8mm pearl center (the one without the decorative edge that you just sewed to the other 8mm round with the decorative edge).
  7. At this point, you should have 1 small round left (brick stitched around a 3mm Swarovski round faux pearl in bright gold). For this round unit, we are going to place it over the area where we sewed together our two rounds with the 8mm pearls in the center. See the photo please. To sew this on, thread a needle onto approx 1 1/2 feet of beading thread. Going through the holes in the seed beads, sew this round directly onto the rounds below it. Only a few stitches are needed, and once you are done, tie off your thread.
  8. The final step is easy. Just place a dab of E6000 onto the glue-on tab of your earring post and glue it to the backside of your top round. Press into place and let dry. Once dry, place an earring back onto the post.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-1161 - Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
    Project uses 168 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-1172 - Czech Seed Beads Size 11/0 Antiqued Cream Pearl (1 Hank/4000 Beads)
    Project uses 88 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1015 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Backs (Earnuts) Med. (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1615 - Gold Plated Flat 6mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-3001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-3052 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, Bright Gold
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-8001 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, White
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 18 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
Additional Information
Theme Bridal
Ingredients BCS-1161, BCS-1172, FEA-1015, FEA-1615, SWP-3001, SWP-3052, SWP-8001, XCR-8900, XTL-1054,

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.
Czech Seed Beads 11/0 Light Gold Supra Metallic (1 Hank)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$7.99 / Package | SKU: BCS-1161
Czech Seed Beads Size 11/0 Antiqued Cream Pearl (1 Hank/4000 Beads)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Hank.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: BCS-1172
Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5.5mm, 100 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: FEA-1015
Gold Plated Flat 6mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FEA-1615
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: SWP-3001
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 3mm, 50 Pieces, Bright Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: SWP-3052
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$5.15 / Package | SKU: SWP-8001
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$13.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106

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