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Learn how to make rose spike earrings - jewellery making tutorial

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Learn how to make rose spike earrings - jewellery making tutorial

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Learn how to make rose spike earrings - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Holly Eve

Difficulty: Beginner

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Learn how to make a pair of delicate beaded earrings using the Swarovski spike two hole beads. Rose gold not your colour? Pick from a range of Swarovski spike beads to find the perfect colour for you. 

Let's gather your beads and follow Holly's step by step instructions, to make your very own cute sparkly pair of spike earrings. 

Ready? Let's stitch.

Materials needed:
Swarovski spike beads
TOHO ™ size 11
Firepolish™ 3mm
Rose gold findings kit - you will need earwires and jump rings from this kit

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 may not match the 'Products List'. 

Designed by Holly Eve - December 2017

Step 1

Take a 60cm (24") length of thread and add a needle to one end. Thread on 4 x Swarovski square two hole spike bead and 4 x size 11 seed beads alternately. Thread through them all again to make a loop and knot the two ends together to secure this loop. 

Step 2

Threading out of a spike bead, change directions by threading through the outer hole of the same bead. Pick up a 1 x size 11 seed bead, 1 x 3mm Swarovski faceted round bead and 1 x size 11 seed bead. Thread through the next spike bead through the outer hole. 

Step 3

Repeat this between all 4 spike beads. 

Step 4

Thread through the first seed bead you come to, before a faceted round bead. Pick up 3 x size 11 seed beads. Miss out the faceted round bead and thread through the next seed bead and the next spike bead.

Step 5

Thread around to the opposite side of the loop and mirror this pattern so there is 3 seed beads on the top and bottom. 

Step 6

Thread around the circle again and thread to the 3 x seed beads you just added at the top of your design. Thread through the first 2 seed beads over the top of your faceted round bead.

Step 7

Pick up 1 x seed bead, 1 x 3mm faceted round, 7 x seed beads.

Step 8

Thread back down through the 1st of the 7 seed beads, the 3mm faceted round and pick up 1 x seed bead. Thread through the same seed bead you exited from on the design.

Step 9

Now you can secure your working cord and tail cord into your design. Thread around the bead work making small overhand knots along the way until you are confident that both threads are secure and won't unravel. Feel free to reinforce the topmost loop of seed beads and any other parts that may need more thread. Trim off the excess thread when you are happy. 

Step 10

Finally, open a jump ring and thread on an ear wire. Attach the jump ring onto the seed bead loop at the top of your bead work. Repeat this for your other earring.