Retired - Oh Say Can You See? Earrings

PROJECT E1019
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bright and cheerful bead-woven stars in red, blue, and silver swing from little silver plated posts in these cute 4th of July inspired earrings.
Instructions
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Bead Weave a Star Using Brick Stitch.
  2. As demonstrated in the video, weave two stars with 25 beads in the last round of circular brick stitch, both using black Wildfire beading thread, one using the blue beads from an 11/0 Czech seed bead patriotic mix and one using the red beads.
  3. Then, using the silver beads and white Wildfire, weave two stars with 15 beads in the last round of circular brick stitch.
  4. With a new length of white Wildfire, stitch a small star onto each of the larger stars. Place them as shown in the photo, or wherever you like them. Bring your needle through the beads as you stitch to keep the thread hidden. Tie off and weave in your ends.
  5. Open a silver plated 4mm, 22 gauge jump ring and bring it through the top seed bead on one of the large stars. Then place the ring on a silver plated ball post earring finding onto the jump ring and close the ring. Repeat with a second jump ring and earring finding and the other large star.
  6. Place silver plated earring backs onto your earring posts.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCS-1913 - Czech Seed Beads Patriotic Mix 11/0 Red White Blue
    Project uses 1 half-hank. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1013 - Silver Plated Earring Backs (Earnuts) Med. (100)
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1045 - Silver Plated Stud Earrings Ball Post & Ring 4mm (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8935 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
    Project uses 2 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • 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
Additional Information
Theme USA/Patriotic
Ingredients BCS-1913, FEA-1013, FEA-1045, FJR-5454, XCR-8933, XCR-8935,

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.
Earring Backs, Medium Clutch 5.5mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$4.12 / Package | SKU: FEA-1013
Silver Plated Stud Earrings Ball Post & Ring 4mm (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-1045
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
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Frost / White- 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.94 / Package | SKU: XCR-8933
Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - Black - 50 Yd
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$7.94 / Package | SKU: XCR-8935
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
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

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