Retired - Augustine Soutache Earrings

PROJECT E761
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Exotic and enchanting are two words that aptly describe the pretty Augustine Earrings. To create these earring you will learn how to do Soutache Bead Embroidery, a very old and lovely art form.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. Soutache bead embroidery is really one of those techniques that is best learned visually. Because of this, we have created a series of videos to show you how to do this technique from the very first step to the finishing touches.
  1. To make this exact pair of earrings, please watch the following videos:
  2. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 1 How to Make a Shaping Stitch
  3. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 2 How to Create a 2-Sided Join
  4. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 3 How to Add a Side Bead and to End a Stack
  5. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 4 How to Make a Bead Bridge and Attach a Jump Ring
  6. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 5 How to Add a Backing
  7. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 6 How to Add a Simple Beaded Edge
  8. How to do Soutache Bead Embroidery: Part 7: How to Finish a Soutache Pair of Earrings
  9. I hope you enjoyed this project and have fun making more jewelry using soutache bead embroidery!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FHP-5314 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5418 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-20608 - Czech Glass Round Party Beads 6mm - Neon Purple (1 Strand / 29 Beads)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0206 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 26C 'Silver Lined Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0039 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 81 'Metallic Hematite' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0323 - BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Dark Lilac Purple (3 Yds)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0322 - BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Lilac Purple (3 Yards)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0325 - BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Magenta (3 Yards)
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-7485 - Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Hematite' (100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8910 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Light Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 120 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4295 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 In - Violine Purple
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4025 - Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 1 pair. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FHP-5314, FJR-5418, BCP-20608, JSK-0206, JSH-0039, XCR-0323, XCR-0322, XCR-0325, BCP-7485, XCR-8910, XCR-4295, FEA-4025, XTL-1026,

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.
Silver Plated Head Pins 1 Inch/22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: FHP-5314
Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5418
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 26C 'Silver Lined Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.79 / Package | SKU: JSK-0206
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 #81 'Metallic Hematite' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.56 / Package | SKU: JSH-0039
BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Dark Lilac Purple (3 Yds)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: XCR-0323
BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Lilac Purple (3 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: XCR-0322
BeadSmith Soutache Braided Cord 3mm Wide - Magenta (3 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: XCR-0325
Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Hematite' (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: BCP-7485
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Light Purple 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: XCR-8910
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 In - Violine Purple
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$8.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-4295
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$11.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032

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