Tinos Flower Earrings by Susan Sassoon

Tinos par Puca beads twirl in a pinwheel around dazzling two-hole cabochons in Susan Sassoon’s Tinos Flower Earrings. Find this pattern today in Beadwork October/November 2018.

Tinos Flower Earrings


Pattern Details

Techniques: Netting, peyote stitch

Project level: Easy

Materials:
2 g champagne galvanized size 11° Japanese seed beads (A)
1 g matte metallic dark green iris size 11° Japanese seed beads (B)
44 pastel olivine 10×4mm 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads (C)
6 backlit spectrum 7mm 2-hole baroque cabochons (D)
2 gold-plated 5mm jump rings
1 pair of gold-plated 22×18mm ear wires
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tinos Flower Earrings Main Colorway

Main Colorway

Tools:
Scissors
Size 10 beading needle
2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers

Finished size: 3 3/8″

Artist’s Tips:

  • Check to make sure there aren’t any blocked holes in the two-hole beads before stringing them. Discard any beads with blocked holes. Trying to unblock the holes can easily break these beads.
  • Use a size 8° stop bead to help achieve the tension you need to get the Tinos to stack properly.
  • Repeat every thread path to reinforce and strengthen your work. This will ensure a longer lasting, more durable piece.

Alternate Colorways:

RED
2 g starlight permanent-finish size 11° seed beads (A)
1 g matte metallic dark olive iris size 11° seed beads (B)
44 matte red bronze 10×4mm 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads (C)
6 backlit tequila 7mm 2-hole baroque cabochons (D)
2 gold-plated 5mm jump rings
1 pair of gold-plated 22×18mm ear wires
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tinos Flower Earrings Red Colorway

Red Colorway

PURPLE
2 g champagne galvanized size 11° seed beads (A)
1 g purple iris size 11° seed beads (B)
22 pastel Bordeaux 10×4mm 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads (C, inside)
22 matte light gold 10×4mm 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads (C, outside)
6 Aztec gold 7mm 2-hole baroque cabochons (D)
2 gold-plated 5mm jump rings
1 pair of gold-plated 22×18mm ear wires
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tinos Flower Earrings Purple Colorway

Purple Colorway

GOLD
2 g metallic silver size 11° seed beads (A)
1 g matte metallic dark raspberry size 11° seed beads (B)
44 matte bronze gold 10×4mm 2-hole Tinos par Puca beads (C)
6 backlit tequila 7mm 2-hole baroque cabochons (D)
2 gold-plated 5mm jump rings
1 pair of gold-plated 22×18mm ear wires
Smoke 6 lb FireLine braided beading thread

Tinos Flower Earrings Gold Colorway

Gold Colorway

SUSAN SASSOON is an architect and beader who loves fitting together shapes of all sizes. She is a member of the BeadSmith Inspiration Squad, and she sells her tutorials in her Etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/sosassysusansassoon. Contact Susan at sosassybysusansassoon@gmail.com or through her Facebook page, So Sassy By Susan Sassoon.

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