Retired - Picasso Porcupine Earrings

PROJECT E7047
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Czech glass prong beads give the ornate beaded beads that comprise these earrings a dynamic, spiky look, interspersed with Toho seed beads. Playful and eye-catching!
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To begin, please watch our video on how to make an ornate beaded bead using right angle weave with two needles. Cut a 4 foot length of Fireline and thread big eye needles on both ends of the thread, as shown in the video. Make sure to pick up all of your prong beads facing the same direction as you weave the beaded bead.
  2. Take 1 head pin and string 1 forget-me-not flower bead. Then slide the head pin through the center of one cluster of gold seed beads in the ornate beaded bead and out another cluster of seed beads on the other side. String 1 more forget-me-not flower bead. Make a simple wire loop and cut off the excess wire of the head pin with flush cutters.
  3. Open the loop of an earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring and slide on the wire loop from the previous step. Close the loop.
  4. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-20626 - Czech Glass, Prong Beads 6x3.5mm, 10 Grams, Persian Turquoise / Bronze Picasso
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0277 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
    Project uses 120 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1289 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006 Thick, 15 Yard Mini Spool, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCP-20508 - Preciosa Czech Glass, Forget Me Not Flower Spacer Beads 5mm, 72 Pieces, Full Gold
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3030 - 22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3166 - BeadSmith Big Eye Beading Needles 2.125 Inches Long - Pack Of 4
  • XTL-0109 - Beadsmith Extra-Fine Thread Snips - Cuts Textiles, Yarn, And More!
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Vintage Look, Spring
Ingredients BCP-20626, JSK-0277, XCR-1289, FHP-5220, BCP-20508, FEA-3030,

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 #PF557 'Galvanized Starlight' 8g
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: JSK-0277
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 6lb Test and 0.006
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-1289
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.74 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
Preciosa Czech Glass, Forget Me Not Flower Spacer Beads 5mm, 72 Pieces, Full Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 72 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: BCP-20508
22K Gold Plated Long Elegant Earring Hooks 25mm (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$7.34 / Package | SKU: FEA-3030
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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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