Retired - Druzy Beads Earrings

PROJECT E2045
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
They may not be real druzy stones but this Toho bead mix gives a fun vibe to these free form bead embroidered earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by turning the bezel earring up side down and tracing the outline on to a piece of Lacy's Stiff Stuff.
  2. Cut out the tear drop shape. Make sure that this piece fits inside the bezel. You may need to trim it down.
  3. Once you have your teardrop piece. Cut off a piece of Nymo thread, about 30 inches long, or as comfortable as you feel working with. You can always add more thread later.
  4. You will begin to do a bead embroidery back stitch. Please watch our video if you are unfamiliar with this technique.
  5. Make a knot at one end, and thread the other end though a needle.
  6. Come up through the back of Lacy's Stiff Stuff. You can begin anywhere you like. This is free form bead embroidery. You will want the beads to fit snuggly to give it that druzy look. You can look at the photos for inspiration. You will continue working your way around your teardrop shape with a back stitch.
  7. Tie off your thread on the back of the piece when you have finished the teardrop.
  8. Place a dab of E6000 onto the back of your bead embroidered piece. Place it inside the bezel.
  9. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JMIX-3229 - Toho Multi-Shape Glass Beads 'Fuji' White/Green/Blue/Purple Color Mix 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9607 - Amate Studio Antiqued Brass Teardrop Bezel Earrings With Hooks 20x32.5mm (1 PR)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8901 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients JMIX-3229, FEA-9607, XCR-4210, XCR-8901, XTL-1054,

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 Multi-Shape Glass Beads 'Fuji' White/Green/Blue/Purple Color Mix 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: JMIX-3229
Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: XCR-4210
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads White 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: XCR-8901
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

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

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