Retired - Monterey Earrings

PROJECT E2171
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Advanced
A muted rainbow of color surrounds a Swarovski Crystal Pearl and is completed with a fringe of delicate gun metal chain.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by cutting 14 pieces of chain, 19 links long (a little less than 3/4 of an inch). Set these pieces aside.
  2. Next you will create a single row of brick stitch with the pink beads around the pearl. To see how to do this please watch our video: How to do Circular Brick Stitch Bead Weaving around a Bead. Leave a tail of about 8 inches.
  3. To create the rainbow look you will add a second row of brick stitch with the ivory beads but only going around to create a semi circle.
  4. Continue weaving back and forth adding new rows with this color order: gray, purple, pink, ivory, gray, purple. When you turn around the thread to complete the last row of purple you will begin adding the chain swags. You will add them into the thread bridges starting with the one in between the fourth and fifth bead. (Please see photo for reference).
  5. Tie off and weave in this tail.
  6. Move to the beginning tail and use this tail to move to the top of the earring and add one pink bead, one ear hook and one pink bead. Weave down into the bead weaving, turn your thread around and repeat the thread path to secure into place. Tie off and weave in this thread.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JK-0058 - Exclusive Beadaholique Designer Palette, Miyuki Delica Seed Bead Mix, 11/0 Size, 28.8 Grams, Monterey
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-99947 - Gun Metal Delicate Cable Chain 1.2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 21 Inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-8060 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Grey
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3036 - Gun Metal Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks (10)
    Project uses 2 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Spring, Boho
Ingredients JK-0058, CHA-99947, SWP-8060, FEA-3036, XCR-1280,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Gun Metal Plated Delicate Cable Chain, 1.2mm, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: CHA-99947
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 8mm, 25 Pieces, Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$4.01 / Package | SKU: SWP-8060
Gun Metal Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks 13.5x9.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$5.35 / Package | SKU: FEA-3036
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece

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