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Diamond Duo Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Diamond Duo Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Lindsay Aitken

Difficulty: Beginner

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Follow our latest Free tutorial, courtesy of talented friend of Beads Direct Lindsay Aitken. With their mix of shape, colour and texture they will add interest to any outfit. Ready? Let's Stitch!

These earrings began as a bit of a beady doodle. I ended up being really pleased with the result, I hope you are too! Lindsay xx

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream jewellery.

Designed by Lindsay Aitken - July 2022

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On approx. 1m of thread, pick up TB, GD. Repeat three more times (8 beads in all).

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Step 2

Then sew through all beads again to form a ring. Exiting from any GD. Tie firmly.

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Step 3

Next, sew into the top hole of the same GD. Pick up two MC.

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Step 4

Sew through the outer hole of the following TB. Pick up two MC and sew into the following GD.

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Step 5

Continue around the piece as in steps 3-4. Exit from any set of MC following a TB.

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Step 6

After that, pick up four MC. Sew through the next two MC, TB, two MC.

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Step 7

The four added beads will sit nicely around the GD.

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Step 8

Repeat step 6 three more times. Exit at any corner.

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Step 9

Following that, pick up one AC. Sew through all beads on the next side. Exit at the corner.

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Step 10

Gently, pull thread so that the AC sits nicely at the corner.

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Step 11

Repeat steps 9-10 three more times. Exit from the first AC added.

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Step 12

Next, sew through the following four MC and TB.

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Step 13

Then, sew through the inner hole of the same TB and the inner hole of the following GD.

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Step 14

After that, sit the 10S in the centre of the earring. Sew through the bead.

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Step 15

Next using a figure of eight pattern, sew back and forth through the 10S to secure it to the two opposite GD.

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Step 16

Following that, pick up ten AC. Sew back into the 10S.

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Step 17

Then, pick up another ten AC to surround the other side of the 10S. Sew into the bead again.

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Step 18

Sew through the first set of ten AC again. Pick up enough AC to fill the gap. You may need one or two. Sew into the second set.

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Step 19

Sew through the second set of AC. Again, pick up enough AC to fill the gap.

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Step 20

Next, sew around the circle of AC several times for neatness.

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Step 21

Keeping the thread hidden, travel through the beads until the thread exits any of the corner AC. Pick up six MC.

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Step 22

Sew through the AC again. Pass through the loop several times for strength. Tie off any loose threads.

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Step 23

Finally, add an ear wire.

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Repeat to complete the pair.

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