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How to make SuperDuo earrings – a jewellery making tutorial

Information about this project

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Intermediate

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We present to you a jewellery making tutorial in which Monika Wojdyła shows how to make SuperDuo earrings. SuperDuo beads are very universal, they provide countless combinations and they are perfect for creating jewellery. The pattern presented by Monika may also be used to make a matching pendant. It’s all up to you. Let’s stitch!

Supplies used in this project:

- SuperDuo beads – two different colours. I like the combination of brown and turquoise, so I’ve chosen: Pastel Dark Brown and Cream Marbled Blue Turquoise

- Fire polish beads – 3mm SuperDuo in Silver Lined Lt. Teal and 4mm Transparent Lt. Colorado Topaz

- TOHO beads – 11/0 Hybrid ColorTrends Metallic Potter’s Clay and 15/0 Hybrid ColorTrends Metallic Potter’s Clay

- Daggers beads – Pearl Coat Bistre

- Jewellery thread – S-Lon AA tex 35 in Light Cooper

- Earwires – open ones

- Jewellery needle – 10/12 John James

- Jewellery tools – scissors and a bead mat

 And, of course, some time for yourself

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String 6 brown SuperDuo beads and 6 11/0 TOHO beads alternately.

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Tie a knot to close the beads in a circle, pull the threads tightly to tighten the circle. Pass the needle so that the thread comes out of the bottom hole of one of the SuperDuo beads. Pass the needle through the top hole of this bead, as shown in the picture.

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String 2 turquoise SuperDuo beads and pass the needle through the next brown SuperDuo.

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Add 4 mm Fire Polish beads between the next two SuperDuo beads.

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Add 2 turquoise SuperDuo beads and 1 4 mm Fire Polish alternately until you have completed the whole row.

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As you have finished this row, you should have something that is similar to a triangle. Pass the needle around so that the thread comes out of a Fire Polish bead.

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String 3 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through the next, turquoise SuperDuo.

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Add two brown SuperDuo between two turquoise SuperDuo. The thread should come of the outside turquoise SuperDuo.

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String 1 3 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through 4 mm Fire Polish.

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String 1 3 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through 4 mm Fire Polish.

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Add two brown SuperDuo between two turquoise SuperDuo. Continue until you have completed this row. Add 3 mm Fire Polish and SuperDuo in the corners.

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You should have a nice looking triangle now. Pass the needle around so that the thread comes out of 3 mm Fire Polish, right before the “corner” of SuperDuo.

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String 4 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through the next SuperDuo.

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Add 1 turquoise SuperDuo between two brown SuperDuo.

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The thread comes out of the brown SuperDuo. String 1 4 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through all Fire Polish crystals so that the thread comes out 3 mm Fire Polish.

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String 4 mm Fire Polish and pass the needle through the near brown SuperDuo.

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Add 1 turquoise SuperDuo between two brown SuperDuo.

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Add 1 4 mm Fire Polish and pass through 3 mm Fire Polish.

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Now we need to attach the earwire. String 5 15/0 TOHO beads and the earwire and pass through 3 mm Fire Polish (omit the 4 mm Fire Polish bead).

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String 1 4 mm Fire Polish and pass through a SuperDuo bead.

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Add 1 turquoise SuperDuo between two brown SuperDuo.

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Finish this row by adding the last 4 mm Fire Polish.

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Pass the needle around this row so that the thread comes out of the bottom hole of the turquoise bead opposite the earwire.

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Pass through the top hole of the bead.

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String 2 11/0 TOHO – a dagger – 2 11/0 TOHO and pass the needle through the top hole of the same bead.

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Pass the needle through the bottom hole of the SuperDuo bead and through all the beads around this row. I recommend to pass through the loop the earwire is attached to once again. I pass the needle around through the whole earring and then I cut the thread.

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And it’s done!

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Let us know what you think about this jewellery making tutorial. 

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