Nottingham Earrings

PROJECT E899
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This pretty earring features a bead woven focal with Swarovski pearl accents. The centerpiece is actually a Czech glass Carrier bead that has been covered in a peyote stitched pattern and then suspended from Vintaj chain segments.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin this project by watching the following video which will teach you how to bead weave peyote stitch: How to Flat Even-Count Peyote Stitch.
  2. Based upon what you learned in the video and using the bead pattern chart provided, stitch your bead swatch. You will need 40 inches of thread. For the Carrier beads peyote wraps, they will be 24 beads long and 6 beads wide.
  3. Next, please watch the ""How to Cover a Carrier Bead in Peyote Bead Weaving"" video shown above. In this video you will learn how to zip up your peyote strip and how to attach it to a Carrier bead. Do this for your bead.
  4. Cut the head off a head pin so you have a nice piece of straight wire. Create a simple wire loop Slide a 4mm pearl onto the wire so it rests near the loop. Feed the wire through one of the holes of the Carrier bead. Once it exits, place another 4mm pearl onto it and create a simple wire loop after the pearl. Trim off excess wire.
  5. Repeat the above step with another head pin and pearls but this time going through the second hole of the Carrier bead.
  6. Slide onto your unfinished earring hook a 4mm pearl and create a simple wire loop after it. Also slide onto a head pin 1 4mm pearl and 1 6mm pearl. Create a simple wire loop after the last pearl. Set aside both of these pieces for now.
  7. Take your chain and cut apart 4 segments that are 4 links long each.
  8. Now it is time to assemble your earring from the top down. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and slide 2 cut chain segments onto it. Close the loop.
  9. Open both of the loops at the top of your Carrier bead and attach the end chain links from the chains attached to the earring hook onto these loops, one each. Close the loops.
  10. Open both loops at the bottom of your Carrier bead and slide one chain segment onto each. Close the loops.
  11. Open the loop at the top of your 2 pearl dangle and slide on the end chain links from the previous step. Close the loop.
  12. All done! Enjoy.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-158 - Czech Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Bronze
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-4075 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWP-6075 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9962 - Antiqued Brass Unfinished Ear Wire - Add A Bead 22.5mm (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5522 - Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1185 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Silver Frost Eggplant Purple DB1185
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-391 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Opaque Olive DB391
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-022L - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Lt Bronze DB022L
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99890 - Vintaj Natural Brass 3x2mm Delicate Oval Cable Chain - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 80 inches. 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-7213 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Round Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3004 - English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
Additional Information
Ingredients BCP-158, SWP-4075, SWP-6075, FEA-9962, FHP-5522, DB-1185, DB-391, DB-022L, CHA-99890, XCR-1285, 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 Glass Carrier Beads, 2-Hole Rectangle 9x17mm, 15 Beads, Bronze
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 15 Pieces.
$6.69 / Package | SKU: BCP-158
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: SWP-4075
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 6mm, 50 Pieces, Iridescent Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.79 / Package | SKU: SWP-6075
Antiqued Brass Unfinished Ear Wire - Add A Bead 22.5mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-9962
Vintaj Natural Brass Head Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.60 / Package | SKU: FHP-5522
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Silver Frost Eggplant Purple DB1185
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.79 / Package | SKU: DB-1185
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Matte Opaque Olive DB391
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.99 / Package | SKU: DB-391
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Lt Bronze DB022L
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$8.49 / Package | SKU: DB-022L
Vintaj Natural Brass Delicate Cable Chain, 3x2mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: CHA-99890
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.19 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$32.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
$3.30 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004

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