Retired - Barrier Reef Earrings

PROJECT E2077
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
With a little gold to bring out the dark teal, these earrings have a touch of summer glam. 'Coraling' is a great bead weaving technique to add movement and an organic feel to your jewelry.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat the process to make the second earring.
  1. For instructions to complete this project please watch our video: How to Add Beaded Coral Around a Form that has Circular Brick Stitch.
  2. You will follow the instructions to add the closed jump ring at the "top" of your earring, as mentioned in the video. You will also be adding a gold seed bead to the ends of each "coral".
  3. Tie off and weave in your thread.
  4. To attach the earring finding open one 5mm open jump ring and attach it to the closed jump ring and to the loop of the earring finding. Close the jump ring.
  5. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-1756 - Beadalon Gold Plated Quick Links 20mm Round (22 Pcs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0210 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 27BD 'Silver Lined Teal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4016 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6016 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Findings Leverbacks (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients BMB-1756, JSK-0277, JSK-0210, FJR-5250, FJR-4016, FEA-6016, XCR-1280,

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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSK-0277
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 27BD 'Silver Lined Teal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: JSK-0210
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 5mm 21 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.17 / Package | SKU: FJR-4016
22K Gold Plated Earring Findings Leverbacks 17x9mm (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FEA-6016
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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