Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Retired - Deco Darling Earrings
Beautiful, shimmering colors in bold blocks give these earrings a definite art deco feel. Make a statement when you add these to your next evening ensemble.
  • Project:E1012
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Megan Milliken
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Instructions

Remember to double these instructions to create your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to do Square Stitch Bead weaving. This video will demonstrate the stitch that will be used to create these earrings. Also watch the video: How to Tie Off and Add New Thread in Bead Weaving. You will need to use the techniques shown in this video while weaving this project.
  2. Begin by threading a size 12 beading needle with .006" white Wildfire thread and working two rows of square stitch 14 beads wide, using size 11/0 galvanized gold Miyuki Delica beads.
  3. Continue by working six rows 14 beads wide using size 11/0 light fuchsia lined crystal AB Miyuki Delica beads.
  4. Work two more rows 14 beads wide using the galvanized gold beads.
  5. Work the next row by adding 6 size 11/0 silver lined blue zircon Miyuki Delica beads, then two galvanized gold beads, then 6 size 11/0 silver lined sapphire Miyuki Delica beads.
  6. In the next row, add 6 silver lined sapphire beads, two galvanized gold beads, and 6 silver lined blue zircon beads.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 four more times.
  8. Work the next row by adding 8 galvanized gold beads and then 6 silver lined sapphire beads.
  9. In the next row, add 6 silver lined sapphire beads and then 8 galvanized gold beads.
  10. In the next row, add 6 size 11/0 pink lined crystal AB Miyuki Delica beads, then 2 galvanized gold beads, and then 6 silver lined sapphire beads.
  11. In the next row, add 6 silver lined sapphire beads, then 2 galvanized gold beads, and then 6 pink lined crystal AB beads.
  12. Repeat step 10.
  13. Work the next row by adding 6 pink lined crystal AB beads and then 8 galvanized gold beads.
  14. Work the next row by adding 8 galvanized gold beads and then 6 pink lined crystal AB beads.
  15. In the next row, add 6 pink lined crystal AB beads, then 2 galvanized gold beads, and then 6 silver lined blue zircon beads.
  16. In the next row, add 6 silver lined blue zircon beads, then 2 galvanized gold beads, and then 6 pink lined crystal AB beads.
  17. Repeat steps 15 and 16 twice, and then step 15 once more.
  18. The rest of the rows will only be 8 beads wide. Work the next row by adding 6 silver lined blue zircon beads and then 2 galvanized gold beads.
  19. Repeat the last row 5 times.
  20. With a new thread, bring your needle through the first 6 beads on the top row. Work a row of square stitch off of the top row 4 beads wide with galvanized gold beads. This row should be centered over the top row with 5 beads to either side.
  21. Work 3 more rows as in step 20.
  22. Tie off and weave in all of your threads.
  23. Apply a small amount of E6000 glue to the glue on pad on a gold plated 6mm flat pad earring post. Center it on the back of the last little 4x4 area of weaving that you completed and press into place. Make sure when you glue your second earring post on that you glue it onto the other side of your second woven piece so that your two earrings are mirrored.
  24. Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours, and then attach a gold tone bullet clutch earring back to the post.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DB-411 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Galvanized Gold' DB411 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-074 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Light Fuchsia Lined Crystal AB' DB074 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-047 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Sapphire DB047 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-608 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Blue Zircon DB608 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DB-055 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Pink Lined Crystal AB DB055 7.2GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1615 - Gold Plated Flat 6mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-1012 - Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic 5.7x5mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8933 - Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. 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 Weaving
Project Theme Vintage Look
Designer Megan Milliken
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients DB-047, DB-055, DB-074, DB-411, DB-608, FEA-1012, FEA-1615, XCR-8933, XTL-1054

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Bullet Clutch Earring Backs, Hypo Allergenic 5.7x5mm, 50 Pieces, Gold Tone

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 50 Pieces

$2.75
 / package  | SKU: FEA-1012
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Gold Plated Flat 6mm Glue On Earring Posts (10 Pairs)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Pairs

$2.65
 / package  | SKU: FEA-1615
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Galvanized Gold' DB411 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$8.47
 / package  | SKU: DB-411
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Sapphire DB047 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$4.19
 / package  | SKU: DB-047
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1054
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 'Light Fuchsia Lined Crystal AB' DB074 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$3.49
 / package  | SKU: DB-074
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Pink Lined Crystal AB DB055 7.2GR

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$4.25
 / package  | SKU: DB-055
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Wildfire Thermal Bonded Beading Thread .006 Inch - White- 50 Yd

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Spool

$9.99
 / package  | SKU: XCR-8933
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 11/0 Silver Lined Blue Zircon DB608 7.2 Grams

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Tube

$5.75
 / package  | SKU: DB-608

Tools:

Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp

$4.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5700
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

Beadsmith English Beading Needles Size 12 (4 Needles)

$2.25
 / package  | SKU: XTL-3006
Retired - Deco Darling Earrings

BeadSmith Cordless Thread Zap II Thread Burner Tool

$12.99
 / package  | SKU: XTL-0106
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