How to make Beaded Earrings with Swarovski Crystals
30 size 4mm Swarovski bicone beads;
12 size 3mm Swarovski pearls;
11\0 seed beads;
2 ear wires;
Thread FireLine 0.006”;
This is a little different design than my other projects. First build a base using seed beads, this can be of any shape or size that you would like. The second step is to decorate this base with any color, shape or size of beads that you prefer. This method can be adapted for making earrings, bracelets, or even necklaces. I will first show you an easy project of how to make earrings using this method.
Step 1: Thread your needle with 1.1m of FireLine. String 6 seed beads. Go through the first 3 seed beads again leaving a tail about 6-9cm. Pull the thread forming a circle.
Pick up a seed bead. Pass through the next seed bead and pull the thread. Do it 5 more times adding 5 more new seed beads.
String 4 seed beads. Skip one seed bead and pass through the next seed bead. Repeat it 5 more times.
Complete the circle and exit the thread through the 2nd seed bead of the first added 4seed beads
Pick up a seed bead. Pass through the next 5 seed beads. Repeat it 5 more times. Exit the thread through the first seed bead added in this row.
There is only a slight difference between the 2 methods we just added seed beads: you add 5 seed beads at a time or step by step adding 4 seed beads and then go around again to add 1 more seed bead in the middle. I like the second way because it gives the piece a better shape.
Using the same method you can add 1 more line of seed beads. The base is done.
Step 2: String a seed bead, a 3mm pearl and a seed bead. Try to follow to the line as it shown on the diagram. Pull the thread.
String a seed bead, a 4mm bicone and a seed bead. Pass through the seed bead added in the 1st line, in the opposite direction. Go back through the line of seed beads and 4mm bicone. Then, turn through the seed bead the thread exited and through the next 3 seed beads.
Repeat this Step five more times.
You can make a hook and attach your earring to an ear wire or add couple more elements. Here is how I finished my work.
If you still have a questions watch this video.