How to make earrings using GINKO beads – beaded flowers step by step
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Designed by: Monika Wojdyla
The moment I saw GINKO beads at Beads Direct Just Arrived section I knew I had to make beaded flowers with them. It took me some time and work to make them easy to make, yet pretty. I hope I’ve managed that goal and you will like this tutorial!
Supplies used in this project:
11/0 TOHO beads
3mm Fire Polish crystals
Jump rings – 5mm or bigger, 0.7mm wire or thinner, so that they can pass through 11/0 TOHO beads with ease
Beading thread in a matching colour
Scissors and a beading needle
String 6 11/0 TOHO beads (T).
Tie a knot sensitively – don’t tie it too tight or too loose. You should have a circle of TOHO beads.
Pass the needle through a T bead, so that the thread comes out of the bead.
Now we will add Fire Polish crystals (FP). String 1 FP and 1 T.
Slide the beads down towards the circle.
Pass the needle through FP, omit T and pass through TOHO bead in the circle, as shown in the picture.
You should have something like this now. The working thread is marked with “X”.
Continue the same way. String 1 FP and 1 T each time. The thread comes out from the bead marked with “X”, so as you have passed through FP, pass through the bead marked with “Y”. We will add 1 FP between TOHO beads from our central circle – 6 in total.
It should look like this:
Pass the needle through the beads so that it comes out of the TOHO bead above FP.
Now it’s time for the lovely GINKO beads.
Pass the needle through a GINKO bead starting from the narrow side, as shown in the picture.
Pass through the 2nd hole of GINKO bead.
And pass the needle through TOHO bead above FP.
It should look like this:
Add the petals of GINKO beads around your work. Stop before adding the 6th one.
As you have added 5 GINKO beads, it’s time for the 6th one. Start the same way as it was done previously.
String 3 TOHO beads before you pass through the 2nd hole of GINKO. Finish adding GINKO bead as it was done previously.
Pass your needle around through TOHO and GINKO beads until you reach the last added GINKO, the one you added TOHO to. Pull the thread a bit to make your earring nice and stiff.
Here we are, so pass the needle through TOHO beads above GINKO. Omit the middle one.
Pass the needle through the beads towards the central circle.
Pass the needle through the beads in the central circle. Due to that, it will have a nice shape. You can pass the needle several times and then cut it.
Do the same with the shorter thread. Pass through the beads and trim.
The flower is finished!
Now we need to attach the earring wire. Open a jump ring and pass it through the middle TOHO bead above GINKO.
If you add TOHO to two petals of the earrings you can make earrings with tassels or earrings with 2 or 3 flowers. You can also make a really pretty necklace. I’ve made one. You need to connect the flowers with jump rings and attach a chain using jump rings. It’s a perfect jewellery set for summer!
And? Do you know now how to make earrings with GINKO beads? I hope everything will bloom now. We love looking at your works of art and we’re waiting for them on our Facebook group. Good luck!
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