Retired - Summer Lantern Earrings

PROJECT E2108
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Reminiscent of Moroccan hanging lanterns, these sea glass spikes have a subtle glow wrapped in a shimmering bronze bead woven bezel.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Place a small dab of E6000 onto the base of the sea glass spikes. Glue them together at their base. Set aside to dry.
  2. You will begin the bead weaving by completing a bezel around the sea glass spikes. Please watch our video: How to Weave a Basic Beaded Bezel.
  3. To weave this bezel, start with a row of 30 11/0 seed beads. You will complete 13 rows of 11/0 seed beads and on both sides you will add two rows of 15/0 seed beads to cinch up bezel around the spikes. As you weave, place the bezel around the spikes to make sure that it fits around the base of the sea glass spiked you glued together.
  4. On one side of the bezel, when you are adding the last row of 15/0 seed beads, you will choose four points around the row to skip a bead and add a closed jump ring in it's place.
  5. Tie off and weave in your threads.
  6. Cut two lengths of chain two inches each.
  7. Take one piece of chain and thread it through two of the closed jump rings near the top of the bezel.
  8. Open one 4mm jump ring and attach it to both ends of chain. Close the jump ring.
  9. Repeat the above process for the other length of chain.
  10. Open one jump ring and attach the two jump rings and the earring hook. Close the jump ring.
  11. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-6016 - 22K Gold Plated Earring Findings Leverbacks (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-1010 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBS-0022L - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 15/0 Size, 4 Grams, Metallic Light Bronze DBS022L
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4047 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 4mm 19 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9614 - Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Fine Cable Chain 1.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 8 Inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-10249 - Cultured Sea Glass, 2-Hole Spike Stud Beads 18x12mm, 15 Pieces, Desert Gold
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

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

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0117 - BeadSmith Ultra Thread Zap, Battery Operated Thread Trimmer, 1 Piece
  • 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 Summer
Ingredients FEA-6016, DB-1010, DBS-0022L, FJR-4047, FJR-5452, CHA-9614, BGL-10249, XCR-1285, XTL-1054,

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.
22K Gold Plated Earring Findings Leverbacks 17x9mm (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-6016
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Metallic Earth Batik Luster DB1010
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$7.25 / Package | SKU: DB-1010
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 15/0 Size, 4 Grams, Metallic Light Bronze DBS022L
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Grams.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: DBS-0022L
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FJR-5452
Antiqued 22K Gold Plated Fine Cable Chain, 1.3mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: CHA-9614
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
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
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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