Check out this free step-by-step jewelry making tutorial that shows you how to make the Dark Bloom Earrings.
Halloween is right around the corner — the time of year when people celebrate everything scary and spooky.
It's definitely not my thing.
I hate horror movies and anything frightening. I have a very active imagination and don't need any help letting it run away from me.
Even so, I thought I'd make a beading pattern that could fit with this occasion. I designed a pair of beaded earrings called Dark Bloom. They look like buds that are just starting to open up into flowers.
This earring tutorial is suitable for intermediate skill levels.
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Dark Bloom EARRINGS TUTORIAL
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- 1g 11/0 seed beads, Color 1 (A) (I used Miyuki Metallic Dark Blue Iris)
- 1g 11/0 seed beads, Color 2 (B) (I used Miyuki S/L Orange AB)
- 2 ear wire hooks
- 4 feet of bead thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the full written tutorial for the beaded earrings:
Dark Bloom earrings Instructions
Step 1: Thread your needle with 2 feet of beading thread.
Using 10A, complete a strip of Ladder Stitch that is one row high.
Step 2: Connect the last 1A in the row of Ladder Stitch to the first. This turns the beads into a circle.
Note: Your needle should be exiting away from the tail. Twist the beads so the holes are facing the outer edge of the circle.
Step 3: String 2A and pass through the next 1A in the circle.
Step 4: Go through the next 1A in the circle.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 four more times.
Then, step up through the first 1A in the pair of 2A added in Step 3.
Step 6: String 2A and go through the next 1A in the pair of 2A.
Step 7: String 1B and pass through the first 1A in the following pair of 2A.
Step 8: Repeat Steps 6 and 7 four more times.
Step up through the first 1A in the pair of 2A added in Step 6.
Step 9: String 2A. Pass through the following 1A in the pair of 2A.
Step 10: Continue through the next 1B and first 1A in the following pair of 2A.
Step 11: Repeat Steps 9 and 10 four more times.
Step up through the first 1A added in Step 9.
Step 12: String 2A. Pass through the next 1A in the pair of 2A.
Step 13: String 3A.
Go through the next 1A in the following pair of 2A.
Step 14: Repeat Steps 12 and 13 four more times.
Step up through the first 1A added in Step 12.
Step 15: String 1A.
Go through the next 1A in the pair of 2A.
Step 16: Continue through the following 3B and 1A.
Step 17: Repeat Steps 15 and 16 four more times. Keep your thread tension tight and the beadwork will start to cup.
Step up through the 1A added in Step 15.
Step 18: String 3A and one earring hook.
Step 19: Go back through the last 1A strung.
Step 20: String 2A.
Go back through the 1A from the side opposite where your thread is exiting.
Reinforce the earring loop.
Weave the working and tail threads into the beadwork. Tie several half-hitch knots and remove the excess.