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How to make beaded star earrings using SuperDuo beads - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make beaded star earrings using SuperDuo beads - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Fancy a quick DIY? Monika will show you how to make stars from SuperDuo beads in a few minutes. Pendant, keychain pendant, or maybe earrings? What will you make of these stars? Let your imagination run wild! Let's get started!

Stars from SuperDuo beads are made very quickly. You can make whatever you want from them and change them in many ways. I will show you two simple versions and I am also counting on your suggestions. You can conjure miracles from them, and you don't have to be a master of beading to do that. If you have a few minutes, I invite you to have fun! Monika xx

Materials needed:

SuperDuo ™ beads
TOHO 11/0 beads 11/0 (T11) and/or 15/0 (T15) (in the tutorial I will show you what the earwire looks like with size 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads. Personally, I always choose 15 but it is up to you how your stars will look)
Firepolish ™ 3mm round beads (FP)
Jump rings 
Earwires
Jump Rings
Jewellery thread
Needle
Scissors

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? 

Please note that the colours and products illustrated in the images above do NOT match the 'Products List'.  The product list does not contain the optional materials.


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Thread 5 SuperDuo and 5 Toho 11/0. We tie both ends so that a circle is formed. You can thread around the perimeter of this circle again then the snowflake will be stiffer. I always do.

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The thread should come out of the SD. We pass to the hole above in the same bead.

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We acquire 2 SD and thread into the hole of the SD bead next to it. We add 2 SD between the beads of the first row.

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Now that we have added all the SD, we thread to the hole above. As shown in the image. 

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And between SD we add another 1 SD.

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Now we acquire FP and thread into the SD bead.

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We add SD between two SD. Then again FP and so to the end of the circle.

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We go to the upper hole of the SD bead. We acquire 5 Toho11 and thread again into the SD hole making a loop. You can go through the loop again for reinforcement.

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We pass the thread "down" of needlework and around the perimeter of the star. We make knots and cut off threads. We put on an earwire using a jump ring. 

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Here is the 2nd version of this star - We repeat steps 1-4 of the first star.

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We add 1SD between the two of the previous row.

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And we pass the thread on the beads as I showed in these 3 photos.

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We add 1SD between the two of the previous row.

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And again we add one bead on each vertex.

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Once we have all the arms of the star, we go to the top of one of the arms to make a loop so you can attach a jump ring. This time I will get 7 Toho15.

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We pass through the loop again for strengthening. With the thread we head down the star. We make knots, go through a little beads still to be sure and cut off the thread. We attach an earwire using a jump ring

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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Feel free to share your design in our Facebook group, we would love to see them. 

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