Retired - Evening Star Earrings in Purple

PROJECT E1051
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
These sparkling earrings feature delicately embellished beaded bezels, and will give a beautiful, elegant look to any outfit.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to create your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Watch the instructional video: How to Weave a Basic Beaded Bezel. Follow the instructions in the video to weave a beaded bezel around a 16mm crystal rivoli using round 11/0 seed beads in metallic amethyst gunmetal for the main part of the bezel. Your tubular peyote ring needs to contain 36 beads per round. Weave three rows.
  2. Then switch to round 15/0 seed beads in silver lined gray and complete two rows. Switch to round 15/0 seed beads in silver lined frosted crystal and complete one row.
  3. Weave through to the first row of 11/0 seed beads. Place the rivoli into the bezel with the front against the side with the rows of 15/0 beads.
  4. Using the silver lined gray beads, complete two rows. Weave through to the middle row of 11/0 beads.
  5. Then watch the instructional video: How to Embellish a Beaded Bezel for the Evening Star Necklace. Follow the steps in the video to complete the embellishments for your bezel using the silver lined gray and frosted crystal 15/0 seed beads, the amethyst 11/0 seed beads, and 11/0 delica beads in galvanized silver frost. Tie off and weave in your threads.
  6. Open a 4mm, 22 gauge silver plated jump ring. Carefully pull the jump ring through one of the amethyst beads in the last row on the back side of your bezel, using one of the teal beads that's behind a bicone bead. Close the jump ring. Do not try to fit a jump ring thicker than 22 gauge through the beads, as it may break the bead.
  7. Open a silver plated 36mm kidney earring hook and hang the jump ring from the earring hook, settling it into the dip at the bottom.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSK-0047 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 90 'Metallic Amethyst Gun Metal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1158 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Galvanized Silver Frost Lt. Smoke Amethyst DB1158 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0213 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 29B 'Silver Lined Gray' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0198 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 21F 'Silver Lined Frosted Crystal' 8g
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-9405 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1309 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Crystal Moonlight
    Project uses 18 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.

  • FJR-5454 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6601 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Long 36mm (2 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients JSK-0047, DB-1158, JSO-0213, JSO-0198, SWC-9405, SWBB-1309, XCR-1280, FJR-5454, FEA-6601,

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 90 'Metallic Amethyst Gun Metal' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.50 / Package | SKU: JSK-0047
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 29B 'Silver Lined Gray' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: JSO-0213
Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 #21F 'Silver Lined Frosted Crystal' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.14 / Package | SKU: JSO-0198
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Crystal Moonlight
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1309
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-5454
Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Long 36mm (2 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pairs.
$1.57 / Package | SKU: FEA-6601
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.17 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool
$10.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-0106
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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