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Spring Dreams Earrings - How To Make Earrings with Seed Beads

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Spring Dreams Earrings - How To Make Earrings with Seed Beads

Designed by: Lindsay McDonald

Difficulty: Beginner

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Follow this step by step tutorial to make these gorgeous little earrings designed by talented Friend of Beads Direct Lindsay McDonald. They are just crying out to be made in many colours to match your spring outfits. Perhaps you might even experiment a little and try a different size of seed bead or maybe switch the seed beads for faceted rounds? Whatever you choose to do, we would love to see your finished works of art in our Facebook Group, Beads Direct & Friends. Let's stitch!

Products needed:
Size 11 round Seed Beads (I used Rainbow Opaque Aquamarine)
Beading Thread (I used Miyuki beading thread No7)
Ear wires
Needles

Please note that 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 beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery! <3


Step 1

On a comfortable length of thread pick up 10 seed beads.

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Step 2

Leaving a 15cm tail, go through all of the beads again to form a ring. Then, pass through the first 4 again.

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Step 3

Pick up 6 seed beads and pass through the 4 that we passed through at the end of step 2. The needle will be going away from you.

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Step 4

Pass through the 6 seed beads which were added in step 3 again.

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Step 5

Pick up 6 seed beads and pass through the final 4 beads where the thread it exiting the piece. The needle will be coming towards you.

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Step 6

Pass through all 10 beads in this loop, then pass through the next 4 beads. The needle this time will be pointing away from you.

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Step 7

Continue adding 6 seed beads, passing through all 10 in each loop for strength.  Then alternate in or out of the 4 beads on the right hand side of your piece until there are 15 loops.

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Step 8

Pick up a seed bead, an ear wire and another seed bead. Then, pass towards yourself down the first 4 beads in your very first loop. This joins the flower circle together. Sew through all 10 beads in this loop for strength and finish off the thread.

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Step 9

You may need to go around your circle and wiggle your needle between the 2 outer beads to make them click into place and sit nicely. 

The circled beads need a little wiggle into place.

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Step 10

Here they are all nicely clicked into place.

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