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How to make elegant earrings from SuperDuo beads?

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How to make elegant earrings from SuperDuo beads?

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Intermediate

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SuperDuo beads can stimulate your imagination. These two-hole wonders are available in such a wide range of colours that you can conjure up jewellery for any occasion. Monika decided to show you how to make elegant earrings from SuperDuo beads. Beading with just these beads is not a difficult art. So don't hesitate, get started!

I decided to show you how to make recently my favourite pattern of Earrings from SuperDuo beads. If you use dark colours,  elegant earrings will be created. For the tutorial I took bright colours, so that it is easier for you to show you step by step how to perform these miracles. This way you will also see how the same earrings differ depending on the colours used.

Materials needed:
SuperDuo ™ beads
TOHO 11/0 beads 
Bead 6mm and 4mm – you can use 2 4mm beads if you prefer. Dark earrings have CrystaLove rounds, and bright earrings have SeaStar and Milly.
Earwires
Jump Rings
Jewellery thread
Needle
Scissors

Remember that our tutorials are mainly designed to teach you technique and bring inspiration, so your jewellery doesn't have to look exactly like the one in the tutorial. Don't be afraid to experiment with shapes and colours.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above DO NOT match the 'Products List'. 


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On the thread we thread 6 beads SD alternately with 6 T. We tie knots so that a rigid circle is formed and pass the thread around again.

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The thread should come out of the SD bead. We take a bigger bead (for me 6mm). And we thread into the T-bead on the opposite side of the circle. It is important to stick to the T-hole from the same side from which the thread from the previous bead comes out.

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We return by going again through a large bead and T, from which we started. Pull so that the ball is stiff on the stand with SD.

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Now we will go through the SD next to it and direct the thread to the top hole of the same SD bead.

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We take the T-SD-T sequence and thread into the SD bead next to it. And we complement that to the end of the gap between SD. The thread comes out of the SD bead from the first row as you can see.

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We pass through T and SD from the second row and move to the hole higher in the SD beads.

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Between all SD from the 2nd row we add 1 T each.

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We pull the thread tighter and pass around the perimeter of this circle up to 2 times to strengthen them.

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We pass so as to be on the edge of our part of the earring. The thread should come out of Toho before the SD bead of the 2nd row. We acquire 5 T (Here you can change to 7T 15 / if you prefer, it will be a loop for an earwire and with 15 easier to mount them) and thread into the T-bead next to it.

We pass around the perimeter with a thread and stop in the T-bead opposite the loop. We do not cut the thread.

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To create the beaded drop of the earrings - We repeat steps 1 to 3 and use a 4mm beads instead of 6mm bead.

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We pass through the SD and to the top hole of this bead. We acquire 3T and thread into the bead next to it.

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We add another 3 beads between the SD.

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We acquire T and SD and thread into the next SD from the 1st row. (The order when adding T and SD is important so do it always in the order as I write)

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We acquire 2 SD and dig into the SD next.

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We acquire another 2 SD and thread into the SD bead next to it.

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We acquire SD and T and thread into the SD hole next to it.

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End of row 2. The thread comes out of the SD bead of the first row. And now we have to move to the second row. Just like in the pictures. In this way, we will move to the end of each row. So we're going to go back to that step. 

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The thread comes out of the top hole of the SD bead in the second row. We acquire T and SD and thread into the SD bead next to it.

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We acquire 1 SD and thread into the bead next to it.

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We acquire 2 SD and insert into the SD bead next to it.

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We add another 1 SD.

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We acquire SD and T.

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We acquire T and SD.

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Between each SD we add one SD. In places marked "x".

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Between the last gap we add SD and T.

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We get to the new row and acquire T and SD

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We add one SD between the beads of the previous row. In the places marked "x".

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We add SD and T to the last gap.

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We convert and acquire T and SD.

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We add SD.

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And we add SD and T.

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We add T and SD.

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We add SD and T.

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We convert and add the last SD bead.

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We pass around the perimeter to the top we stop at the place that I showed in the photo. We acquire 3 T and thread into the T on the other side of the SD.

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We pass around the perimeter once again to strengthen the design and, above all, strengthen the loop, make knots and cut off the thread. Repeat for the tail thread. 

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Connecting the two pieces together - We take the first design and thread the needle on the thread, which we had not cut off. We acquire a T and thread into the middle bead T of design 2.

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We acquire a T and thread into the T-bead from the first module marked in the photo. We pass around the perimeter of the small beaded design, make knots along the way and cut off the thread.

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Attach the earwire using a jump ring and you're done. Come along and join in the fun on our Beads Direct and Friends facebook group where you can share your works of art with like minded people and gain inspiration. 

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