Retired - Inca Sun Earrings

PROJECT E688
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
Miyuki delica beads in bold dark purple and lustrous metallic earth batik have been bead woven into a sun-inspired pattern for these pretty earrings. They dangle delightfully from your ears and will sparkle brightly when the sun hits them.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings!
  1. These earrings are made up of individual "suns" all linked together. To see how to make each of these, please watch the tutorial: How to Bead Weave a Decorative Edge Around a Spacer Bead with Loop.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, make 2 of these units using Fireline beading thread (25" for each), an antique copper plated beaded loop heishe bead as the center and then Miyuki 11/0 delicas in silver lined dark purple and metallic earth batik luster for the bead weaving. Next, make 1 more unit but stop and tie off your thread after weaving the purple beads, you will not be making the second row of beads or "rays".
  3. Connect each of the above beaded segments together using a 4mm antique copper jump ring. Link them by placing the jump ring between the loop on one unit and the middle dark purple beaded arch on another unit. See the photo for the correct order to link the 3 segments together.
  4. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the top loop of your beaded segment with just purple beads. See photo. Close the loop back up.
  5. All done! Enjoy your pretty new earrings.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BMB-3512 - TierraCast Antiqued Copper Plated Pewter Beaded Loop Heishe Beads 7mm (10)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Metallic Earth Batik Luster' DB1010 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-609 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Silver Lined Dark Purple' DB609 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3018 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3086 - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients BMB-3512, DB-1010, DB-609, FEA-3018, FJR-3086, XCR-1285,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$8.59 / Package | SKU: DB-1010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Dark Purple DB609
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.29 / Package | SKU: DB-609
Final Sale - Antiqued Copper Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$0.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-3086
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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