Let's make some earrings today, shall we?
I love earring patterns because they are usually so quick to make and they don't require a lot of materials.
This tutorial is called Starburst Earrings. You will need my favourite two-hole beads ever, SuperDuos and some size 11 seed beads.
You can make just one of these beaded components and use it as a pendant or make three and have earrings and a matching pendant. Totally up to you!
The tutorial is suitable for all skill levels.
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Starburst earrings Tutorial
I have made both a video and a written tutorial for this beading pattern.
Below is the materials list. Check out my Amazon store for links to all of my recommended beading supplies.
- 72 SuperDuo beads (A)
- 2g Miyuki 11/0 Seed beads (B)
- 2 Earring hooks
- 2 jump rings
- 2 yards of beading thread
- 1 size 10 beading needle
- Thread burner or sharp scissors
- Bead mat
Here is the video tutorial:
Here is the full written tutorial:
Step 1: Thread your needle with 1 yard of beading thread.
Leaving a 4-inch tail, string 12A.
Step 2: Go through the first holes of all the beads and exit through the first 1A. Pull the thread tight to turn the beads into a circle.
Step 3: Reverse direction and pass through the second hole of the 1A you are exiting.
Step 4: String 1B.
Pass through the second hole of the following 1A.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4 eleven more times until all the spaces between the second holes are filled.
Continue through the following 1B.
Step 6: String 3B and go through the next 1B.
Step 7: Repeat Step 6 eleven more times.
Step 8: Continue through the first 2B of the following group of 3B.
Step 9: String 2A.
Pass through the middle 1B in the next group of 3B.
Step 10: Repeat Step 9 eleven more times.
Continue through the first hole of the next 1A.
Step 11: Reverse direction and pass through the second holes of the next 2A.
Step 12: String 3B and pass through the second holes of the next 2A.
Step 13: Repeat Step 12 eleven more times until you have completely embellished the earring.
Step 14: Weave both the working and tail threads into the beadwork and tie several half-hitch knots. Remove the excess.
Using a jump ring, attach an earring hook to one of the groups of 3B along the edge of the beadwork.
Repeat all the steps to complete the second earring.
Your earrings are now complete!
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