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Openwork Beaded Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Products used in project:

Openwork Beaded Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Items (7)
Qty
Price
Jumprings silver-plated 6mm. Pack of 10
F1092
1
Out of stock
TOHO™ / Round 8/0 / Metallic / Nebula / 10g
W2159
1
Out of stock
TOHO™ / Round 11/0 / Transparent / Lt Topaz / 10g
U5785
1
Out of stock
Firepolish™ / 6mm / Crystal / Amber / 40pcs
W2389
1
Out of stock
Charm carrier / olive / 3x7x4mm / silver / 2mm hole / 1mm loop / 20pcs
T5448
1
Out of stock
Total Cost
£2.88

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Openwork Beaded Earrings - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Why are beaded earrings so cool? Because they are exceptional, unique and always up to date, and when creating them, you give a piece of yourself. The number of patterns is unlimited, so the beads never get boring! In this tutorial you will learn how to make openwork seed bead earrings. We hope you will find a moment to relax and enjoy it. Ready? Let's Stitch! 

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'.

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Monika Wojdyła - 21st October 2021

Step 1

We thread beads onto the thread in this sequence: size 8/0  x 1,  size 11/0 x 2,  size 8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2,  size 8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2,  size 8/0 x 1 and size 11/0 x 2.

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Tie the whole thing into a circle with a knot.

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Pass the thread around the circle so that it comes out of  size 11/0 beads.

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Pick up the sequence size  8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2, size 8/0 x 1, size 11 / 0 x 2,  size  8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2 and  size 8/0 x 1.

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Skipping 2 x size 11/0 on the circle, we pass back through them -  as in the images. This will create a new cirle.

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Pass through the beads in the new circle so that the thread comes out of size a 11/0 at the top.

Pick up a sequence of beads like that in step 4 and skipping over the 2 x size 11/0. pass back through them. Just like we did in step 5.

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Pass through the beads in the new circle but this time, we work until the thread comes out of size a 11/0 at the side - as in the photo.

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Pick up the sequence as in step 4 again and pass through until you reach the Toho 11/0 x 2, creating another circle.

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We make another circle.

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And another one, this time exiting the 11/0's to the side again.

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Make another circle by replacing Toho 8/0 with Cymbal:
size 8/0 x 1, Toho 11/0 x2,  carrier, size 11/0 x 2, size 8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2 and size 8/0 x 1

ALTERNATIVE: You can use an 8/0 bead instead of carrier and put a jump ring through it to finish.

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The thread should come out of size 11/0 as shown in the photo.

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Pick up size 8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2 and size 8/0 x 1.

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And we pass through the Toho 11/0 x 2 on the other side of the piece.

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Pick up size  8/0 x 1, size 11/0 x 2 and  size 8/0 x 1.

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Now we pass through the beads so that the thread comes out of the 8/0 bead marked in the photo "X".
Pick up 8/0 x 1 and pass up through the 8/0 bead opposite - just like in the photo.

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Pass through through more  beads again until your threads exits a size 8/0 bead as shown in the picture. 

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Pick up 8/0 x 1 and pass up through the 8/0 bead opposite - just like in the photo.

Repeat steps 16 to 18 twice more, until you have 4 x 8/0 beads on the inner circle.

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The thread should now come out of one of the added 8/0

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And now we add Toho 11/0 between all the 8/0 beads just added.

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Pass through all the outer beads as many times as your needle and thread will allow so that the earring does not break.

You can make knots on the thread between the beads.

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The earrings are now ready and you could hang the earwires, but I was tempted by the tassels (you can embellish them or leave them plain).

Pick up a 6mm bead and pass through the top of the tassel.  Pass back through the 8/0 bead at the bottom of the earring.

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Then we go back into the tassel. We do this 2 or 3 times to ensure it stays firm. We tie a knot between the threads of the tassel and cut the thread.

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Add earwires or bases and they are ready to wear!

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