Tortuga Earrings

PROJECT E2166
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
These nautical inspired loom earrings are made easily by using the Beadalon Baby Jewel Loom. With this loom you can create smaller focal pieces without having to waste thread by stringing a bigger loom.
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: How to Use the Baby Jewel Loom. In this video you see how to string the Baby Jewel Loom and start a few rows. If you are unfamiliar with the regular Jewel Loom you can see that full video here.
  2. As seen in the video, string your loom so that you have 16 warp threads. There are 15 columns to this pattern.
  3. Begin the loom by threading a needle with about 6 feet of thread. Pick up 15 blue beads for your first row. Thread them onto the loom as seen in the video. Then continue by following the pattern.
  4. Once you complete the pattern, please watch our video: How to Finish Off Traditional Loom Work and Add a Slider Clasp. Tie off and weave in your threads. Cut off the piece from the loom and tie off the cords as seen in the video. Add a dab of Hypo Cement to the knots. Trim any excess cord. Add a dab of glue into the well of the slider clasp and slide the loom piece into the clasp. With your chain nose pliers bend the end cap to cover the slider. Move to the other side of the loom and repeat this process.
  5. Take one head pin and string on one bicone, one baroque bead (large side down), and one bicone. Make a simple wire loop. Open the loop, same as you would a jump ring and attach it to one loop of the slide end. Close the loop.
  6. Take one eye pin and string on one bicone. Make a simple wire loop that faces the opposite direction of the other loop. This will allow the earring to sit facing forward. Open the loop, and attach it to the loop of the slide end. Move to the other side and attach this loop the the earring finding. Close the loop and you're all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DMRR-0402F - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #402F Matte Opaque White
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-1052 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1052 Galvanized Dyed Yellow Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-2075 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #2075 Matte Cobalt
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8906 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-5248 - Swarovski Crystal, #5058 Baroque Bead 14mm, 1 Piece, Crystal
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBI-1400 - Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-01001 - Nunn Design Earring Findings, 27mm Earwire Hooks, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5221 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge, 2 Inches (X50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-08009 - Nunn Design Ribbon Cord Ends, Barrel 24mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • FHP-6256 - 22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6139 - Beadalon Baby Jewel Loom By Julianna C. Avelar, Compact and Portable
  • XTL-3030 - Beadalon, Jewel Loom Needles 3.125 / 8cm Long, 6 Pieces
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients DMRR-0402F, DMRR-1052, DMRR-2075, XCR-8906, SWCR-5248, SWBI-1400, FEA-01001, FHP-5221, FCR-08009, FHP-6256, XTL-1001,

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 Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #402F Matte Opaque White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0402F
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #1052 Galvanized Dyed Yellow Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: DMRR-1052
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #2075 Matte Cobalt
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$2.60 / Package | SKU: DMRR-2075
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Dark Blue 64YD (58 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-8906
Swarovski Crystal, #5058 Baroque Bead 14mm, 1 Piece, Crystal
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.30 / Package | SKU: SWCR-5248
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1400
Nunn Design Earring Findings, 27mm Earwire Hooks, 1 Pair, Antiqued Gold
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pair.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FEA-01001
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 22 Gauge, 2 Inches (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$6.79 / Package | SKU: FHP-5221
Nunn Design Ribbon Cord Ends, Barrel 24mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.70 / Package | SKU: FCR-08009
22K Gold Plated Open Eye Pins 22 Gauge 1 Inch (x50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: FHP-6256
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadalon, Jewel Loom Needles 3.125
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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