Retired - Salacia Earrings

PROJECT E8033
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Named after the Goddess of Salt Water, these ocean-inspired earrings weave together a marine color palette of blue, green, and bronze using flat spiral stitch. Luminous Swarovski crystals and pearls blend beautifully with Miyuki round seed beads, and culminate with a complementary crystal drop.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch the video: How to do Flat Spiral Stitch. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by cutting 3 feet of beading thread and string on your size 12 needle.
  2. Follow along with the video to create a section of flat spiral stitch that is 7 units long (approximately 1.25 inches). For this project, you will be using smaller sized beads: 4mm pearls in the center of your weaving, and 3mm round crystal beads along the sides. Additionally, you will be stringing three 11/0 seed beads instead of the five seed beads shown in the video (see photo for reference). Once you have completed your weaving, tie off and weave in your threads on both sides of the piece.
  3. To hang the crystal drop from your earring, open a 5mm jump ring and string on your crystal drop. Also string on the two endmost seed beads on one side of your bead work. Close the jump ring.
  4. To attach your earring hook, open another 5mm jump ring and string on the bottom loop of your earring hook. Also string on the two endmost seed beads on the opposite side of your earring, in the same manner as you did in the above step. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3035 - Silver Plated Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-8071 - Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-46501 - Swarovski Crystal, 6010 Briolette Pendants 13x6.5mm 2 Pieces, Denim Blue
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-03301 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWP-4050 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Platinum
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-4516 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, 4516 Opaque Montana Matte Picasso
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1285 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
    Project uses 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Winter, Summer, Nautical
Ingredients FEA-3035, FJR-8071, SWC-46501, SWC-03301, SWP-4050, DMRR-4516, 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.
Silver Plated Sleek Tapered Round Earring Hooks 13.5x9.5mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$4.84 / Package | SKU: FEA-3035
Silver Filled Open Jump Rings 5mm 22 Gauge (24)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: FJR-8071
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Platinum
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.71 / Package | SKU: SWP-4050
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #4516 Opaque Montana Matte Picasso
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$3.04 / Package | SKU: DMRR-4516
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Smoke Gray
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.84 / Package | SKU: XCR-1285
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.81 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

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