Solar Flare Earrings

PROJECT E7030
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
A bright burst of Miyuki Delicas in fiery colors adds heat to your look in these fun, lightweight, bead woven earrings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to bead weave a triangle using peyote and herringbone stitches. Cut a 4 foot length of Fireline and thread a size 12 beading needle.
  2. Following the technique in the video, string 3 orange Delica beads, slide them down to the end of the string leaving a 4 inch tail, and tie a knot. Step up and create a second row using herringbone stitch with the orange Delicas.
  3. On your third row, add 1 red Delica bead per side of the triangle between your orange herringbone columns using peyote stitch. On the fourth row, add 2 red Delica beads per side. On the fifth row, add 3 red Delica beads per side.
  4. On your sixth and seventh rows, add gold Delica beads for the herringbone columns and also the peyote sides of the triangle.
  5. Make another pass through your beadwork, adding 1 gold Delica bead between the two beads of each herringbone column, giving each tip of the triangle a point.
  6. Weave in your thread tails.
  7. Open a jump ring and slide it through the gold Delica bead at the tip of one point of the triangle. Also slide on the loop of an earring hook. Close the jump ring.
  8. Enjoy your earrings!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-043 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Red Orange DB043 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-602 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Red DB602 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-410 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Galvanized Yellow Gold DB410 7.2 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5452 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4030 - Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • 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
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients DB-043, DB-602, DB-410, XCR-1280, FJR-5452, FEA-4030,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Red Orange DB043
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$5.79 / Package | SKU: DB-043
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Red DB602
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: DB-602
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Galvanized Yellow Gold DB410
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 7.2 gms tube.
$9.79 / Package | SKU: DB-410
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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
Bali Style 1 Ball Gold Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$13.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-4030
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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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