Tourlos Earrings

PROJECT E2356
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Geometric and colorful, these earrings work up quickly but still have a professional look, thanks to the Cymbal bead endings.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by cutting off about 3 feet of thread and attach a needle to both sides.
  2. Start at the bottom of the earring (please see photo of finished piece for reference), and send one needle through one hole of the bottom gemduo and the other needle through the other hole. String one seed bead on to each needle.
  3. Then add one gemduo to each needle, create a thread bridge and string through the other hole of each gemduo.
  4. Criss cross the needles through one seed beed. Your needles should be coming out to the sides of the top two gemduos.
  5. Next, string on one gemduo to each needle, create a thread bridge and string through the other hole of each gemduo.
  6. Criss cross the needles through one seed beed. Your needles should be coming out to the sides of these two gemduos.
  7. Now string on one gemduo to each needle, create a thread bridge and string through the other hole of each gemduo.
  8. You will now criss cross the needles, but this time add one seed bead to each and cross through the bottom hole of one gemduo. Your needles should be coming out to the sides of these two gemduos.
  9. Next, add one one seed bead and one gemduo to each needle, create a thread bridge and string through the other hole of each gemduo.
  10. To each needle add one seed bead and string through the hole of the cymbal, add one seed bead and criss cross your needles through the top hole of the gemduo.
  11. You can weave each side into the earring and tie off and weave in your threads.
  12. Finally, open the loop of the earring finding, same as you would a jump ring, and attach it to the cymbal earring finding.
To see more inspiration for incorporating the Cymbals into your bead weaving, please see our video: How to Make Earrings Using the Cymbal Earring Posts.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-752 - Cymbal Bead Endings GemDuo Beads, Tourlos II, 9x16.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Brass Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3063 - Antiqued Brass Ball And Coil Earring Hooks 20mm, 25 Pairs
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0457 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #457 Dark Bronze
    Project uses 32 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCT-0114 - Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Violet Rainbow
    Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1280 - FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
    Project uses 1 Spool. 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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients FCO-752, FEA-3063, DMRR-0457, BCT-0114, 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.
Cymbal Bead Endings GemDuo Beads, Tourlos II, 9x16.5mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Brass Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCO-752
Earring Findings, Hook with Ball & Coil 20mm, 25 Pairs, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$11.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3063
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #457 Dark Bronze
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$3.97 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0457
Czech Glass GemDuo, 2-Hole Diamond Shaped Beads 8x5mm, 8 Grams, Violet Rainbow
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.29 / Package | SKU: BCT-0114
FireLine Braided Beading Thread, 4lb Test and 0.005 Thick, 15 Yards, Crystal Clear
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.94 / Package | SKU: XCR-1280
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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