Retired - Midnight Orb Earrings

PROJECT E230
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Advanced
Shimmery dark greens and purples make up the intricate woven orbs which hang above a cascade of gunmetal chain in this dark and romantic pair of earrings.
Instructions
  1. If you are not already familiar with how to create an ornate beaded bead, please watch our instructional video before proceeding. Remember to double all of the instructions in order to create both earrings.
  2. Using the 11/0 Toho seed beads and the 4mm Czech fire polish beads, create your woven beaded bead (two total, one per earring).
  3. Onto an eye pin, thread the following: an 11/0 seed bead, the woven ball (through a round of seed beads), and another seed bead. Create a wrapped wire loop at the top of the eye pin and trim off excess wire.
  4. Cut twelve pieces of the bar link chain which are three bars long each; include the small oval links at each end.
  5. Open a gunmetal jump ring and thread it through the small oval links at one end of all twelve chain pieces. Also, thread the jump ring through the eye of the eye pin before closing the it once more.
  6. Onto twelve separate head pins, thread an 11/0 Toho seed bead. Create a simple wire loop on each head pin and trim off excess wire. Open the loop on each head pin and add each to the links at the bottom of each piece of chain. Close the loops once more.
  7. Open the loop on your earring hook and thread it through the wrapped wire loop at the top of the woven ball. Close the loop once more.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3456 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Green Iris (50)
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • JSK-0047 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 90 'Metallic Amethyst Gun Metal' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 148 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6270 - Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5416 - Gun Metal Head Pins 1.5 Inches 24 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5296 - Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9663 - Gunmetal Steel Bar & Link Chain 8.5mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3313 - Gunmetal Plated Small Earring Hooks 16mm (20 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-3165 - Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients BCP-3456, JSK-0047, FHP-6270, FHP-5416, FJR-5296, CHA-9663, FEA-3313, XTL-3165, 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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 4mm Round Green Iris (50)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-3456
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
Gunmetal Grey Brass Open Eye Pins 21 Gauge 2 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: FHP-6270
Gun Metal Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5296
Gun Metal Plated Bar & Link Chain, 8.5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.39 / Package | SKU: CHA-9663
Gunmetal Plated Small Earring Hooks 16mm (20 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pairs.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3313
Set of 6 Big Eye Beading Needles in 4 Sizes - Easiest Needles To Thread!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-3165
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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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