Persia Pink Earrings

PROJECT E8066
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Glistening metallic 11/0 seed beads are stitched in rows around a brightly stained wood bead in this striking earring design. Fluted 6mm metal beads frame the bead work for an exotic touch.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Add Rows of Seed Beads to Wood Beads. In this video, you will see from start to finish how to make these earrings using Miyuki 11/0 round seed beads, 13mm wood beads, and 6mm metal beads. First you will see how to secure the wood bead using simple wire loops on 22 gauge craft wire. Next, you will see how to string rows of seed beads onto a wood bead using Fireline beading thread and a loom work needle. Finally, you will see how to finish off the earring using a headpin and earring hook. The video offers additional design ideas, as well as tips on how to use bead aligners with this technique.
As specified in the video, I used 2 inches of 22 gauge Artistic Wire (WCR-2230) to secure the wood bead with simple wire loops while stringing on the seed beads.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWD-1052 - Dyed Wood Beads, Smooth Large Hole Round 14mm, 20 Pieces, Fuchsia Pink
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0188 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #188 Metallic Purple Gold Iris
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6666 - 22K Gold Plated Fluted Round Metal Beads 6mm (50)
    Project uses 4 beads. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3028 - 22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6707 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 36mm (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3021 - Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Pack
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-0034 - Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients BWD-1052, DMRR-0188, BMB-6666, FHP-3028, FEA-6707, XCR-1285,

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.
Dyed Wood Beads, Smooth Large Hole Round 14mm, 20 Pieces, Fuchsia Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$1.34 / Package | SKU: BWD-1052
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #188 Metallic Purple Gold Iris
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0188
22K Gold Plated Fluted Round Metal Beads 6mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.09 / Package | SKU: BMB-6666
22K Gold Plated Ball Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inch (x20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FHP-3028
22K Gold Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires 36mm (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-6707
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Tulip Loom Work Beading Needles 90x0.5mm - 3 Needles
$5.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-3021
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Wubbers Classic Series Round Nose Quality Jeweller's Pliers
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$22.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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