Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Earrings. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Diamond Earrings II

Another version of the diamond earrings designed by Julia Gerlach. The pattern is in Beadwork magazine, February 2016. You can see the other one I made HERE.



Materials I used:

- Japanese bugle bead, 6mm, color: creamed coffee; store
- Japanese bugle bead, 6mm, color: metallic bronze; store
- Toho seed bead, 8/0, color: gold lustered green tea (code: 457); store
- Toho seed bead, 11/0, color: higher metallic plum iris (code: 509); store
- Fireline, 0.18mm diameter, white;
- Earwires fishhook, antique copper;
- Head pins, 2", 22 gauge, antique copper; store

I chose a white thread because I thought it would pop up the color of the transparent green beads. It worked as I expected, but the downside of it is that the thread seems much visible to my taste. I believe the black color would've blended better.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pattern Review: Diamond Earrings

I forgot to show the earrings I made two weeks ago. It's called "Diamond Earrings" and it was designed by Julia Gerlach. You'll find the pattern in Beadwork Magazine, February 2016.


The earrings aren't difficult to make, but I found it tricky at first because I wasn't sure how it would take form. I made a few mistakes: in my first attempt I started making the outside walls in the inside part. And I didn't use a tight tension, so the earring was quite flimsy.

But once I got my first earring done correctly, the second one was a breeze. I even made another pair in bronze colors, but I'm waiting for the head pins in copper color that I bought online to finish it.


The materials I used:

- Miyuki twisted bugle bead, 6mm, color: matte crystal AB (250F); store
- Japanese bugle bead, 6mm, color: silver lined transparent gray; store
- Toho seed beads, 8/0, color: powder blue-lined caribbean blue (285); store
- Toho seed beads, 11/0, color: silver-lined frosted gray (29BF); store
- One G thread, white; store

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pattern Review: Losange Bracelet and Rose Petal Earrings

Here is what I did yestarday: some beadwork designed by Sidonia. If you don't know her, check her Youtube channel HERE.

I'm a big fan of Sidonia's designs. She creates beautiful and delicate beading jewelry using seed beads and Swarovski crystals. I like the way she combine colors, making her designs have a sophisticated look.

The first project I made is the Losange bracelet and earrings (watch the bracelet tutorial HERE and the earring tutorial HERE). It's easy to make and I totally recommend it for beginners. Because the design is lace, I decided to use seed beads in gunmetal color, to create a contrast with my skin and show the details better.


The materials I used to make them:

- Toho seed beads 8/0, metallic hematite (#81); Store
- Toho seed beads 11/0, metallic hematite (#81); Store
- Hemalyke round beads 4mm; Store
- Swarovski bicone, 4mm, crystal silver night; Store
- Wildfire thread, 0.15mm (.006"), black; Store

The second project, also from Sidonia, is the Rose Petal earrings (watch HERE). I bought some Czech rose petal beads quite some time ago and I didn't have any idea to use them. So when I saw this tutorial, I couldn't be happier! Finally I put those beads in good use.

The earrings aren't difficult to make. But if you don't know right angle weave stitch, you may get confused, especially when Sidonia explains how to place the petals so they all face to the same side.

Here's my version of the rose petal earrings:


The materials I used to make it:

- Toho seed beads 11/0, color lined silver/crystal (#261); Store
- Toho seed beads 15/0, color lined silver/crystal (#261);
- Rose petals 8x7mm, full labrador; Store
- Thunder Polish bicones, 3mm, aqua AB;
- One G thread, white; Store

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tutorial: Orion Earrings

To see the materials I used in the tutorial and more information, click HERE.


Orion Earrings

I created this earring after I finished the Orion bracelet, but I had no time to work in the video until last weekend. The tutorial is quite simple. The step showing how to bezel a rivoli is similar to the bracelet. So if you watched the bracelet tutorial, you can skip the first step in the video.

That's the earring:


The materials I used:
- Delica beads 11/0, matte black (#DB0310); store
- Toho seed beads 15/0, silver lined gray (#29B); store
- Toho seed beads 15/0, matte metallic pewter (#F451D); store
- Miyuki seed beads 15/0, matte opaque black (#401F); store
- Swarovski bicone, 4mm, crystal silver night; silvexcraft
- Swarovski rivoli, 12mm, crystal black patina; silvexcraft
- Swarovski pendant 6106, 16mm, crystal black patina; silvexcraft
- Earwire BO 44, sterling silver; silvexcraft
- Wildfire thread, 0.15mm, black; store

Watch the tutorial HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beaded bracelet and earrings with half tilas, superduos and pinch beads

Finally the tutorial is ready! I thought that I would finish it in two days but I was wrong. The tutorial was more complicated than I expected. It took me three days to finish the English and Portuguese version.

I designed this set to participate of a contest hosted by Bello Modo. To participate of the contest you should create an original design with the new Half Tilas beads. In the Miyuki's website there's a lot of beautiful designs using the half tilas which I used as inspiration. To see them click HERE.


Unfortunately this tutorial is not suitable for beginners. It's necessary that you have some experience with beadwork to understand all the steps to create the components and specially to understand how to assemble the bracelet.

As you can see in the picture below, the components have five sides. So to create the bracelet you must connect them in a zigzag way, to keep the bracelet straight. I recommend you place the components on a table and arrange them in the correct position before you start to assemble the bracelet.


The bracelet I made measures 6.7" or 17 cm with the magnetic clasp. My wrist also measures 17 cm and the bracelet fits a little bit tight. So if you want it more loose on your wrist, you can use a bigger clasp or you can make one more component. Each component measures 0.8" or 2 cm approximately. And the join between the components measures 0.15" or 0.4 cm approximately.

Here is a close up of the earrings, to show you the component's details:


The materials I used to create the set:

- Miyuki seed beads 15/0, metallic bronze (color code: #457B); store
- Toho seed beads 15/0, turquoise green opaque luster (color code: #15-2470); store
- Superduo beads, opaque champagne luster (color code: #P14413); store
- Half tila beads, opaque luster peach; store
- Pinch beads, antique bronze (color code: #14415); store
- O beads, antique bronze (color code: #14415); store
- Magnetic clasp, 7x11 mm, antique copper plated;
- Earwires, antique copper plated;
- One G thread, color: beige; store
- Beadwork needle size #11; store

To finish this post I would like to know what you think about the light in this video. This time I decided to shoot the tutorial outdoors, using daylight. The only problem about it is that sometimes the sky becomes cloudy and consequently, the light in the video becomes dimmer. So tell me if you like more this video with natural light or the previous videos with artificial light.

That's it! I hope you enjoy the tutorial. If you have any questions about it, please leave a comment or send me and email. I'll answer as soon as possible.

Watch the tutorial HERE.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tutorial Little Square Earrings

To see the materials I used in the tutorial and more information, click HERE.


Little Square Earrings

I'm a little obsessed with bugle beads since I made the Sultan's Treasure Bracelet. Last month I incorporated them in the Double Layer Necklace to give a different texture to it. Now I came up with these little earrings.

This project is great for beginners, it requires no prior knowledge of beadwork. So don't be intimidated by the different types of material used in the earring! It's really very easy to make. That's my first attempt with the new O Beads, so I wanted to keep the design simple.

One thing I forgot to mention in the video: when you'll add the earwire, check if you placed it facing to the correct side. To be sure, put the earring on your ear before you finish it.



Here's the list of materials I used:

The black-purple earring:
- Toho seed beads 8/0, transparent rainbow frosted plum (#166CF); store
- Toho seed beads 8/0, topaz color lined seafoam (#399F);
- Toho seed beads 11/0, metallic plum / magenta AB (#406); store
- Dyna-mites bugle beads 6mm, black (6979SB); store
- O beads, crystal capri gold; store
- Crystal teardrop pendant, 5.5x11mm, amethyst AB;
- Toho one G thread, black; store

The cream-brown earring:
- Seed beads 8/0 (main color): no info avaiable;
- Toho seed beads 8/0, emerald color lined emerald (#327P); store
- Toho seed beads 11/0, gold-lustered transparent pink (#421); store
- Hex bugle bead 6mm, opaque creamed coffee (sb0749); store
- O beads, crystal capri gold; store
- Crystal teardrop pendant, 5.5x11mm, topaz;
- Toho one G thread, brown; store
 
I'm also creating a bracelet to match the earrings. I'll be posting the tutorial for the bracelet soon.

Watch the tutorial HERE.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Be Mine Earrings

I'm sorry because I'm uploading this tutorial so close to the Valentine's day! I only came up with the idea to make these earrings in the last weekend. But the good thing is: they are very easy and fast to do. It took me about two hours to make the second version.

I tried to make the earrings very feminine and delicate. I hope you like it!



The materials I used:

To the pink earring:
- toho seed beads 8/0, galvanized silver matte;
- toho seed beads 11/0, galvanized silver matte;
- toho seed beads 11/0, permanent galvanized silver;
- miyuki seed beads 15/0, permanent galvanized silver;
- miyuki drop 3.4mm, clear rainbow;
- darice glass pearls, 8mm, light pink;
- crystal bicone 4mm, crystal ab;
- C-lon thread, size D, white;

To the black earring:
- toho seed beads 8/0, galvanized silver matte;
- toho seed beads 11/0, galvanized silver matte;
- toho seed beads 11/0, permanent galvanized silver;
- miyuki seed beads 15/0, opaque black;
- toho seed beads 15/0, permanent galvanized silver;
- miyuki drop 3.4mm, clear rainbow;
- glass pearls, 8mm, black;
- swarovski crystal bicone 4mm, crystal ab;
- toho one G thread, black;

Watch the tutorial HERE.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Brick Stitch Earrings 2

Another version of the brick stitch earring!


The materials I used:
- delica beads 11/0, color-lined sparkle crystal/taupe (#db0907)
- delica beads 11/0, opaque luster lt beige (#db0204)
- delica beads 11/0, opaque matte turquoise green (#db0759)
- toho seed beads 15/0, opaque turquoise (#55)
- 3mm crystal bicone, light topaz
- One G thread, color: brown;

You can watch the tutorial for this earring HERE.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Brick Stitch Earrings Tutorial

To see the materials I used in the tutorial and more information, click HERE.


Brick Stitch Earrings

I made this earring to show you how to do brick stitch. The design is very simple and the tutorial is specially for those who never tried this stitch before.

Basically you'll create two triangles by making decreases in brick stitch. To make the big triangle you'll work in two-drop brick stitch, which means that each row of the triangle has two beads tall. At the end we'll join the triangles by attaching the crystal bicones between them. And to do this we'll also use the brick stitch.

I suggest you to use a thin needle to make this project because it will make your work easier. Sometimes it's hard to pass underneath the thread to do the brick stitch because it's too tight, so a thinner needle will helps a lot.


The materials I used to make the earring:
- delica beads 11/0 colors: opaque luster salmon (db1533), opaque gray (db0731), gunmetal (db0001);
- miyuki seed beads 15/0: gunmetal (2416sb);
- 3mm bicone crystal: black diamond;
- toho one G thread, black;
- 02 earwires, gunmetal plated;


Watch the tutorial HERE.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Four Corners Earring

This earring was published in Beadwork Magazine Aug/Sep 2013. It's designed by Michelle McEnroe.

My biggest challenge in this project was the choice of colors. I had to use beads in seven different colors to make the earring. It's the first time that I use more than four colors in a single project!

That's my version of the Four Corners earring:


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Spiral Earrings Tutorial

To see the materials I used in the tutorial and more information, click HERE.


Spiral Earrings

That's my last creation! It's a very simple pattern: the spiral rope. I'm finishing the video tutorial for it.

The materials I used:
- seed beads sizes 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0;
- bicone crystals 4mm;
- drop beads 8x12mm;
- C-lon thread, size D;



Watch the tutorial HERE.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Flower Basket Earrings

This earring is a design by Barbara Falkowitz, published in Beadwork Magazine June/July 2013. It's very easy and fast to make. And the result is stunning! I think this project could be a good adventure for the weekend of those who are learning beadwork!



Have a great weekend!

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