Oak Seedling Earrings

PROJECT E8031
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These nature-inspired earrings were woven on the Baby Jewel Loom. The pairing of oak and acorn was created using a subtle blend of Miyuki round 11/0 seed beads.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To begin, please watch our video: How to Use the Baby Jewel Loom. In this video you see how to string the Baby Jewel Loom and start a few rows. If you are unfamiliar with the regular Jewel Loom you can see that full video here.
  2. String your loom so that you have 15 warp threads. There are 14 columns to this pattern.
  3. Begin your loom piece by threading a needle with about 6 feet of thread. Pick up 14 brown beads for your first row. Thread them onto the loom as seen in the video. Then continue by following the pattern provided.
  4. Once you complete the pattern, please watch our video: How to Finish Off Traditional Loom Work and Add a Slider Clasp. Next, tie off and weave in your threads. Cut off the piece from the loom and tie off the cords as seen in the video. Add a dab of E6000 to the knots. Trim any excess cord. Add a dab of glue into the well of the slider clasp and slide the loom piece into the clasp. With your chain nose pliers bend the end cap to cover the slider. Move to the other side of your loom weaving and repeat this process.
  5. To hang your acorn charm, open a 6mm jump ring and slide on the top loop of your charm. Also slide three seed beads onto either side of the jump ring in the following order: brown, green, and red (see photo for reference). Close the jump ring.
  6. To attach your acorn charm to your earring, open a 4mm jump ring and slide on your 6mm jump ring between the two red beads. Also slide on the loop of the ribbon cord end at the bottom of your loom work. Close the jump ring.
  7. Finally, use pliers to open the bottom loop of your earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring, and attach it to your completed earring. Close the loop. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DMRR-1089 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 1089 Galvanized Dyed Wine
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0458 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 458 Metallic Brown Iris
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-2033 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 2033 Fancy Frosted Light Olive Iris
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0591 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 591 Pearl Ceylon
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-08010 - Nunn Design Ribbon Cord Ends, Barrel 24mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-3911 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5467 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7482 - Vintaj Artisan Pewter Teensie Acorn Charm 5.5x13.5mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6139 - Beadalon Baby Jewel Loom By Julianna C. Avelar, Compact and Portable
  • XTL-3030 - Beadalon, Jewel Loom Needles 3.125 / 8cm Long, 6 Pieces
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Autumn
Ingredients DMRR-1089, DMRR-0458, DMRR-2033, DMRR-0591, FCR-08010, FJR-3911, FJR-5467, XCR-8901, PND-7482, 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.
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1089 Galvanized Dyed Wine
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: DMRR-1089
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #458 Metallic Brown Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0458
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #2033 Fancy Frosted Light Olive Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: DMRR-2033
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #591 Pearl Ceylon
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0591
Nunn Design Ribbon Cord Ends, Barrel 24mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-08010
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.46 / Package | SKU: FJR-3911
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.40 / Package | SKU: FJR-5467
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$1.91 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
Vintaj Artisan Pewter Teensie Acorn Charm 5.5x13.5mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.35 / Package | SKU: PND-7482
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadalon, Jewel Loom Needles 3.125
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.81 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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