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How to make simple Gemduo earrings - step by step tutorial

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How to make simple Gemduo earrings - step by step tutorial

Designed by: Paula Ziemska

Difficulty: Beginner

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Paula will show you how to make GEMDUO™ earrings which are really simple and pleasant.  We guarantee that you will feel special wearing these earrings! So get ready for great moments with beads. 

This design is a great opportunity for people who are just thinking about their jewellery making adventure or are at the first stages of learning. Now let's begin!

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Designed by Paula Ziemska - February 2020

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We start by cutting about 40 cm of wire.

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We take a larger link and make a loop on it, leaving about 5cm of wire on one side.

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We prepare TOHO 11/0 beads.

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Then we thread TOHO 11/0 beads on a wire - a total of 14 beads.

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Now it's time for GemDuo.

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We thread a total of 8, and between each we thread 2 TOHO 11/0.

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When we add 8 GemDuo beads, we thread another 14 TOHO 11/0 as in the beginning.

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Your Gemduo earrings are almost ready. Now we weave the wire through the link and start the 2nd row.

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We thread 14 TOHO beads 11/0.

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We pass the wire through the GemDuo bead. We take TOHO 11/0 -> 8/0 -> 11/0 and go through GemDuo again.

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We double the TOHO combination two more times.

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Now, in the middle of our earring, we take TOHO 11/0 -> GINKO beads and a TOHO 11/0. Then go through the Gemduo.

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We repeat 3 TOHO sequences 11/0 -> 8/0 -> 11/0.

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Finally, we thread 14 TOHO 11/0 beads (as in the beginning).

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Now we pass the wire through the link. We take a shorter wire and loop it around the 4 wires.  Cut any excess wire.

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How to connect the earring to the stud.

Now we take the smaller link, pliers and our earwire and connect them together.

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All we have to do is make a second earring by repeating the steps above.

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We hope you enjoyed Paula's tutorial and you now have a beautiful pair of earrings :) Feel Free to share your wonderful creations with us.  We really like looking at your designs inspired by our tutorials on our Facebook Group

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