Retired - Mahalo Earrings

PROJECT E8082
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These lush statement earrings offer a floral burst of color, featuring the Hawaiian Leis SuperDuo bead mix. Two bead weaving techniques are connected using gold Cymbal components, which add a rich metal element to the design.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To bead weave the top section of the earring: Begin by watching our video on how to make the SuperDuo Medallion Earrings. Using what you have learned in the video, bead weave your medallion using the Hawaiian Leis SuperDuo bead mix in the order shown in the photo. You will also be using crystal Fireline, gold Cymbal components, and Miyuki 11/0 gold seed beads. Note: for this design variation, you will be adding on two Cymbal bead endings on opposite sides along the outer row of your bead weaving (see photo for reference).
  2. To bead weave the bottom section of the earring: Please watch this video on how to make the Tulum Earrings.. Follow along with the video to create your bead weaving, again substituting the colors shown in the photo.
  3. To connect your bead woven sections from steps 1 and 2: Use pliers to open a 4mm jump ring and slide on the loop of one Cymbal bead ending on the bead woven medallion. Also slide on the loop the Cymbal bead ending on the bead weaving you created in step 2. Note: make sure the textured sides of the Cymbal bead substitutes on both designs are facing the same direction. Close the jump ring.
  4. To attach your earring post: Use pliers to open the loop on your earring post, and slide on the loop of the second Cymbal bead ending on your bead woven medallion. Close the loop.
  5. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-604 - SuperDuo 2-Hole Czech Glass Beads, Hawaiian Leis Mix, 2x5mm, 24g Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-1052 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1052 Galvanized Dyed Yellow Gold
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-0041 - Cymbal Bead Substitute for SuperDuo Beads, Varidi, 2-Hole 5x2mm, 10 Pieces, 24K Gold Plated
    Project uses 18 beads. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCO-538 - Cymbal Bead Endings fit Superduo Beads, Rozos III, 8mm, 2 Pieces, 24kt Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-536 - Cymbal Bead Endings fit Superduo Beads, Kolympos, 6.5mm, 4 Pieces, 24kt Gold Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1501 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Earrings Dome Post & Ring 8mm
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5201 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0023 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-3005 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 10 - 4 Needles
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-9920 - Beadaholique Bead Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring
Ingredients BCT-604, DMRR-1052, BMB-0041, FCO-538, FCO-536, FEA-1501, FJR-5201, XCR-1280,

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.
SuperDuo 2-Hole Czech Glass Beads, Hawaiian Leis Mix, 2x5mm, 24g Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: BCT-604
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1052 Galvanized Dyed Yellow Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: DMRR-1052
Cymbal Bead Endings fit Superduo Beads, Rozos III, 8mm, 2 Pieces, 24kt Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCO-538
Cymbal Bead Endings fit Superduo Beads, Kolympos, 6.5mm, 4 Pieces, 24kt Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: FCO-536
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Stud Earrings Dome Post & Ring 8mm, 1 Pair
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: FEA-1501
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 19 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-5201
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$23.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 10 - 4 Needles
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadaholique Beading Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-9920

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