Retired - Eloise Earrings

PROJECT E2033
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
I love using these vintage lucite cabochons for bead embroidery. The turquoise pear shape and the lime green makes the perfect vintage combination.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by gluing one cabochon to Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Cut around the cabochon so that you have a workable surface all around. I like to give myself about a 2"x2" square.
  2. Cut a piece of Nymo thread about 3 feet. Using the lime green 11/0 seed beads, do a backstitch row around the cabochon. Tie in your thread.
  3. Cut another piece of Nymo thread about 3 feet. Now using the 15/0 ivory seed beads you are going to create a bezel row. Tie in your thread.
  4. Now you will need to trim the foundation and add the cream ultra suede backing.
  5. Using the 11/0 ivory seed beads, you will create a beaded edge all the way around the cabochon. As you are going around the "point" of the pear, attach one closed jump ring into the centered thread bridge. Go back through the loop once more for security, then continue with the beaded edge. Tie in your thread.
  6. You will repeat this whole process once more to complete the second bead embroidered pear drop.
  7. Now that you have two embroidered pears, you will connect them using a link of 5 open jump rings. To one of the closed jump rings, attach one open jump ring. You will attach four more open jump rings to create a "link". When you get to the last jump ring, close it around the closed jump ring of the other pear.
  8. Flip the earring over, use E6000 to glue on the earring post to the top center of the pear. Please see photo for reference.
  9. Add your earring back and you are all set.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCV-351 - Vintage Lucite Plastic Pear Domed Cabochon - Opaque Turquoise 15x20mm (6)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0064 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 147 - Ceylon Light Ivory (8 Grams)
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0014 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 24 'Silver Lined Lime Green' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0064 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 147 'Ceylon Lt Ivory' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. 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-4377 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Cream
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4021 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 10 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1617 - Gold Plated Flat 10mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1017 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8900 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Ivory 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. 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.

  • 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-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients BCV-351, JSO-0064, JSK-0014, JSK-0064, XCR-4210, XCR-4377, FJR-4021, FJR-3914, FEA-1617, FEA-1017, XCR-8900, XTL-1054, 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.
Vintage Lucite Plastic Pear Domed Cabochon - Opaque Turquoise 15x20mm (6)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Pieces.
$0.40 / Package | SKU: BCV-351
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #147 - Ceylon Light Ivory (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: JSO-0064
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 24 'Silver Lined Lime Green' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: JSK-0014
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 147 'Ceylon Lt Ivory' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: JSK-0064
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
Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x4.25 Inches - Cream
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-4377
22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.37 / Package | SKU: FJR-4021
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
Gold Plated Flat 10mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$3.11 / Package | SKU: FEA-1617
Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic with Pad 7x11mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-1017
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-8900
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
Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 oz..
$5.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-1026

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 Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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