Beaded Dreams Earrings

Beaded Dreams Earrings
The sleek black glass cabochon in this earring is mesmerizing as it catches the light and even slightly reflects the neatly done bead embroidered rows around. This classic style is perfect to be worn day or night.
  • Project:E657
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Julie Bean
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Instructions

Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Using a toothpick or small piece of wire, spread a layer of E6000 glue on the flat underside of your 13mm round jet black cabochon. Flip over and place onto your Lacy's Stiff Stuff. Place near the edge but make sure your leave at least a 3/4" border of Lacy's Stiff Stuff all the way around the cabochon. Press into place, make sure no glue spills out from beneath the cabochon, and let dry for at least an hour.
  2. Trim your cabochon out of the Lacy's Stiff Stuff, again making sure to leave yourself at least a 3/4"border.
  3. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 7 feet of KO black thread.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Backstitch in Bead Embroidery. Following what you learned in the video, backstitch a row of 11/0 Toho gold luster amethyst seed beads right up against the black cabochon. After you complete this row, backstitch a row of 11/0 Miyuki Delica metallic bronze beads and another row of 11/0 Toho gold luster amethyst seed beads. Tie off your threads.
  5. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 3 feet of KO black thread.
  6. Now please watch the video: How to Create a Bezel Row in Bead Embroidery. Following what you learned in this video, stitch a bezel row using 15/0 Toho Metallic Iris Green/Brown beads between the black cabochon and the first row of gold luster amethyst beads. Tie off your thread.
  7. Trim your Lacy's Stiff Stuff foundation right up to the edge of the last row of beads (make sure to not cut their threads). Spread a layer of Crafters Pick Glue on the underside, directly over your threads. Flip over and press on top of your brown ultra suede backing. Let dry and then trim the backing. There is a video which shows how to do this entire step: Bead Embroidery: How to Trim the Foundation and Attach the Backing.
  8. Thread your size 12 beading needle with 4 feet of KO black thread.
  9. Please watch the video: How to Bead Embroider a Picot Edge. Using the skills you learned in the video, bead embroider a picot edge so that the base of the edge is using 11/0 Miyuki Delica metallic bronze beads and the tips of the edge are using 15/0 Toho opaque jet black beads. Bead embroider all the way around the edge so that you are stitching the backing to the foundation and creating a finished look. Tie off your thread.
  10. Open a 4mm jump ring and link it through one of the gaps in your picot edge, just thread it under the thread bridge and then close the jump ring back up. Open another 4mm jump ring and link it to the one you just previous placed as well as the loop at the base of your earring hook. Close the jump ring back up.
  11. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-022 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Bronze DB022 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5450 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0078 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0032 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSO-0042 - Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • SPCB-1302 - Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4201 - Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4210 - Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9702 - Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1026 - Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-3006 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-0106 - BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Earring
Product Type Project
Technique Bead Embroidery
Project Theme Boho, Special Occasion
Designer Julie Bean
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Current
Ingredients DB-022, FEA-3310, FJR-5450, JSK-0078, JSO-0032, JSO-0042, SPCB-1302, XCR-4201, XCR-4210, XCR-9702, XTL-1026, XTL-1054

Purchase Project Bundle:

Supplies For Project E657 - Beaded Dreams Earrings

Includes all packages of items below and printed instructions.

Recommended tools are not included.

Regular Price: $42.29

Special Price $31.72

 / kit

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Beaded Dreams Earrings

Japanese Nylon Beading K.O. Thread for Delica Beads - Black 50 Meters

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

Regular Price: $4.75

Special Price $3.56

 / package  | SKU: XCR-9702
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 49 'Opaque Jet' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $2.79

Special Price $2.09

 / package  | SKU: JSO-0032
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Beadsmith Ultra Suede For Beading Foundation And Cabochon Work 8.5x8.5 Inches - Brown

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $5.24

 / package  | SKU: XCR-4201
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Metallic Bronze DB022 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $6.29

Special Price $4.72

 / package  | SKU: DB-022
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Toho Round Seed Beads 15/0 84 'Metallic Iris Green/Brown' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $2.79

Special Price $2.09

 / package  | SKU: JSO-0042
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 22 Gauge (x100)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 100 Pieces

Regular Price: $2.25

Special Price $1.69

 / package  | SKU: FJR-5450
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Glass Cabochons - 13mm Round - 'Jet Black' (4 Pieces)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 Pieces

Regular Price: $1.49

Special Price $1.12

 / package  | SKU: SPCB-1302
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 201 'Gold Lustered Amethyst' 8 Gram Tube

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

Regular Price: $2.15

Special Price $1.61

 / package  | SKU: JSK-0078
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Lacy's Stiff Stuff Beading Foundation for Cabochons 4.25 X 5.5 Inches

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $2.75

Special Price $2.06

 / package  | SKU: XCR-4210
Beaded Dreams Earrings

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

Regular Price: $1.75

Special Price $1.31

 / package  | SKU: XTL-1054
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Crafter's Pick The Ultimate Permanent Glue Cement Adhesive 4 OZ

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 4 oz.

Regular Price: $5.75

Special Price $4.31

 / package  | SKU: XTL-1026

Tools:

Beaded Dreams Earrings

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

Regular Price: $4.99

Special Price $3.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
Beaded Dreams Earrings

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

Regular Price: $2.25

Special Price $1.69

 / package  | SKU: XTL-3006
Beaded Dreams Earrings

BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool

Regular Price: $12.99

Special Price $9.74

 / package  | SKU: XTL-0106
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