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How to make earrings using GINKO beads – beaded flowers step by step

Information about this project

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Intermediate

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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:

GINKO beads

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

Earring wires

Beading thread in a matching colour

Scissors and a beading needle

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String 6 11/0 TOHO beads (T).

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Tie a knot sensitively – don’t tie it too tight or too loose. You should have a circle of TOHO beads.

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Pass the needle through a T bead, so that the thread comes out of the bead.

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Now we will add Fire Polish crystals (FP). String 1 FP and 1 T.

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Slide the beads down towards the circle.

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Pass the needle through FP, omit T and pass through TOHO bead in the circle, as shown in the picture.

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You should have something like this now. The working thread is marked with “X”.

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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.

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It should look like this:

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Pass the needle through the beads so that it comes out of the TOHO bead above FP.

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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.

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Pass through the 2nd hole of GINKO bead.

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And pass the needle through TOHO bead above FP.

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It should look like this:

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Add the petals of GINKO beads around your work. Stop before adding the 6th one.

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As you have added 5 GINKO beads, it’s time for the 6th one. Start the same way as it was done previously.

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String 3 TOHO beads before you pass through the 2nd hole of GINKO. Finish adding GINKO bead as it was done previously.

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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.

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Here we are, so pass the needle through TOHO beads above GINKO. Omit the middle one.

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Pass the needle through the beads towards the central circle.

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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.

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Do the same with the shorter thread. Pass through the beads and trim.

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The flower is finished!

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Now we need to attach the earring wire. Open a jump ring and pass it through the middle TOHO bead above GINKO.

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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!

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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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