Inca Sun Earrings
Designer: Julie Bean
Miyuki delica beads in bold dark purple and lustrous metallic earth batik have been bead woven into a sun-inspired pattern for these pretty earrings. They dangle delightfully from your ears and will sparkle brightly when the sun hits them.
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Don't forget to double these directions to make your matched pair of earrings!
- These earrings are made up of individual "suns" all linked together. To see how to make each of these, please watch the tutorial: How to Bead Weave a Decorative Edge Around a Spacer Bead with Loop.
Following what you learned in the video, make 2 of these units using Fireline beading thread (25" for each), an antique copper plated beaded loop heishe bead as the center and then Miyuki 11/0 delicas in silver lined dark purple and metallic earth batik luster for the bead weaving. Next, make 1 more unit but stop and tie off your thread after weaving the purple beads, you will not be making the second row of beads or "rays".
Connect each of the above beaded segments together using a 4mm antique copper jump ring. Link them by placing the jump ring between the loop on one unit and the middle dark purple beaded arch on another unit. See the photo for the correct order to link the 3 segments together.
Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and link it to the top loop of your beaded segment with just purple beads. See photo. Close the loop back up.
All done! Enjoy your pretty new earrings.
Try a different color palette for this pattern.
When substituting in items, pay attention to sizes and styles to make sure all your pieces will fit together.
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Tip: Check package quantities for each component. You may have extra material to make more than one finished project, or will have leftovers for other projects. In some cases, adding on just one more package of a component may be all you need to make multiple pieces.
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