Retired - Mosaic Earrings

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
These pretty earrings feature striking mosaic patterned Golem Studios ceramic lentil beads. Accenting the lines of the tiled mosaic pattern are sharp petal bead caps that have been formed around the focal beads, giving the overall design a cohesive feel.

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.

Remember to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Start this project by using your fingers to gently fold one of your bead caps in half. Do not fold it all the way, but squish it enough so that it will cup the base of your Golem Studios bead. If the bead cap is too strong for your fingers to bend, use your chain nose pliers to ease the sides together. Repeat with a second bead cap.
  2. Onto a head pin place 1 of your squished bead caps from above, a Golem Studios lentil bead, and the second squished bead cap.
  3. After the last bead cap, start to create a wrapped wire loop. After you have created the loop but before you make your wraps, insert into the loop the hoop at the base of your antique brass stud earring post with ball. Finish making your wraps. Cut off excess wire with flush cutters.
  4. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-6840 - Antiqued Brass Beaded 7-Petal Flower Bead Caps - 9mm (24)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-596 - Golem Design Studio Ceramic Beads, 18mm Glazed Lentil Mosaic Pattern, 2 Pieces, Green Tones
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-06303 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins - 21 Gauge 3 Inches (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1070 - Antiqued Brass Stud Earrings Ball Post & Ring 4mm (20)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1021 - Antiqued Brass Earring Backs (Earnuts) Medium (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FHP-06303,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. 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.
Head Pins, 3 Inches Long and 21 Gauge Thick, Antiqued Brass (25 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-06303
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose

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