Rose Lace Earrings

PROJECT E8037
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Vintage meets glitz in these antique style spiral stitch earrings, made with shimmering Swarovski Crystal beads, pearls, and mini pear pendants. Natural brass findings and Miyuki round 11/0 seed beads add a rich matte contrast to the design.
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 mini pear pendant from your earring, open one pinch bail and gently squeeze it closed over the top-drilled hole of your pendant. Next, open a 4mm jump ring and slide on your crystal drop using the top loop of the bail you just attached. Also string on the two endmost seed beads on one side of your bead work (see photo for reference). Close the jump ring.
  4. To attach your earring hook, open another 4mm 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)
  • SWP-4013 - Swarovski Crystal, 5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Powder Rose
    Project uses 14 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0301 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal AB
    Project uses 24 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWC-99942 - Swarovski Crystal, 6128 Mini Pear Pendants 12mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Rose Gold 2X
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4091 - Vintaj Natural Brass Pinch Bail for Pendants 4x8mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-6014 - Antiqued Brass Earrings Leverbacks With Shell 14x8mm (5 Pairs)
    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 6 feet. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-0373 - Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look, Summer, Spring, Special Occasion, Autumn
Ingredients SWP-4013, SWC-0301, SWC-99942, FCO-4091, FJR-5450, FEA-6014, XCR-1280,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Swarovski Crystal, #5810 Round Faux Pearl Beads 4mm, 50 Pieces, Powder Rose
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: SWP-4013
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 3mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal AB
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: SWC-0301
Swarovski Crystal, #6128 Mini Pear Pendants 12mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Rose Gold 2X
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: SWC-99942
Vintaj Natural Brass Pinch Bail for Pendants 4x8mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: FCO-4091
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: FJR-5450
Antiqued Brass Earrings Leverbacks With Shell 14x8mm (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Pairs.
$4.34 / Package | SKU: FEA-6014
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280

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
Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
Tulip Premium Scissors, Gold Handle 5 Inch, 1 Pair
$29.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0373

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