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How to make earrings with pearl and TOHO beads - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make earrings with pearl and TOHO beads - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make earrings with pearl and TOHO beads - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Marta Draganek

Difficulty: Beginner

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Beads framed with small TOHO beads give the impression of requiring great precision and skill. In today's tutorial Marta Draganek will show you that this is not always true. This design is intended for beginners. Marta uses a simple technique to create glamorous earrings from glass pearls. 

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Materials required:
TOHO Round size 11/0 and size 8/0
Beading Thread - One-G in a colour matching the beads
Earwires
SeaStar 10mm round bead
Beading Needle
Scissors
Bead Mat or Tray

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Designed by Marta Draganek - August 2014

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We cut a thread about 120cm long. We put on one pearl and 8 Toho beads in size 8/0. On the one hand, we leave a tail about 15cm long. So that the ends of the thread do not tangle, and to keep the beaded beads in one place, the tail is usually wound on the index finger of the left hand.

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We drag the needle through the pearl and pull the thread.

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Toho beads formed a bow. Now we need to add the same bow on the other side of the pearl.

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We put on 8 beads toho 8/0 and again pass the needle through the pearl.

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Pull the thread.

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To close the circle,  we need to add one toho bead 8/0. We pass with a needle through all 8 Toho beads.

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We take on the needle 1 toho bead 8/0, which will complement our circle, and pass through all eight Toho beads from the second arch.

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We acquire 1 bead Toho 8/0 and pass with a needle through all the beads of the circle.

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Go through the circle twice to reinforce the design.

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We pull out the needle behind the last bead of one of the arches, before the single added bead. We drag the needle through the hole of the pearl.

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We will now make a second circle from smaller beads. On the needle we acquire 10 Toho beads in size 11/0, pull the needle through the pearl and pull the thread.

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In this way, another arch was created.

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We take 10 toho beads 11/0 and drag the needle through the pearl to form the other half of the smaller circle.

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We pull the thread.

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As with a circle of larger beads, between the arches of Toho 11/0, we need to add one bead each.

First we pass with a needle through 10 beads from the first arch.

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We draw 1 toho bead 11/0 and pass with a needle through all 10 beads from the second arch.

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We acquire 1 bead Toho 11/0 and again pass through the adjacent beads from the first arch.

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We pass with a needle through all the beads toho 11/0 to strengthen our circle. I think 2-3 laps is enough.

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The next stage is to combine the two loose circles into one whole. We pull out the needle behind one of the added single beads Toho 11/0.

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We insert the needle into the bead Toho 8/0 located directly behind the 11/0 bead from which we came out.

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Next, we return to the row of beads 11/0 – we insert the needle into the bead from which we came out and five more.

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Again, we insert the needle into the toho 8/0 bead located behind the 11/0 bead, from which the thread comes out.

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We drag the needle through another 6 beads Toho 11/0. We repeat the same steps twice more, until the end of the lap.

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Once the two circles are connected, we pass with a needle through the toho bead 8/0 (it must be the last bead of one of the arches, next to the hole of the pearl), so as to get to the other side of our needlework.

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We turn the earring and drag the needle through the hole of the pearl. We add a circle of beads 11/0 exactly the same way as on the other side. Next, we connect it with a circle of Beads Toho 8/0, also in the same way as the first circle.

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Now we need to prepare the eaRwire, which we will hook onto the design. We pass with a needle to the row of beads Toho 8/0.

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We take 3 beads toho 11/0 and stick the needle into the second in turn toho bead 8/0.

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After pulling the thread, we will get a loop.

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We drag the thread several times around our earring and through the loop to make sure that the earwire sticks tightly. We hide the ends of the thread inside the beads, and cut off its excess.

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We open the loop in the earwire and attach to your design

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This is how ready-made earrings look like. We hope yu enoyed this tutorial and feel free to share your creations with us on our Facebook group. Happy Beading. 

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