Try This Free Earring Making Project Using Shaped Glass Beads
Beki Haley, owner of WhimBeads and one of my favorite seed bead pushers, er, sellers, created these beautiful Wild Rose Earrings using some of the new shaped glass beads from Starman. Beki is one of Starman's 2014 TrendSetters, whipping up fantastic glass bead projects using some of the new shapes and two-hole shapes of glass beads that are flooding bead shops everywhere.
Beki's beaded jewelry designs are the perfect balance of ease, simplicity, and beauty. And if you've got a handful of some of these great new shaped glass beads in your stash, but aren't quite sure what to do with them, this is the perfect project to get you beading with them. Thanks to Beki and our friends at Starman for sharing this great free beaded earring project with us today!
- 30 Czechmates 2-Hole Lentil beads (A)
- 1 gm size 11 Toho seed beads (B)
- 10 Czechmates 2-Hole Triangle beads (C)
- 1 gm size 8 Toho seed beads (D)
- Fireline, 6 lb. test
- Ear wires
- Size 12 beading needle
- Scissors or thread cutter
These sweet little beaded earrings work up quickly enough that you can make a pair tonight to wear tomorrow! They also look like they'd make great bracelet making components, too — link them together using some more of the pressed glass triangle beads or your favorite seed beads. Or maybe make just one and hang it on a piece of satin cord for a sweet pendant!
If you're looking for more great beading projects using shaped glass beads, check out Stitching With Shaped Beads: 10 Beading Projects to Make with Tila Beads, from the editors of Beadwork magazine. And for a limited time, you can get any 5 of your favorite beading pattern eBooks for just ten bucks! Choose from wire wrapping, bead stitching, or jewelry stringing titles. And because they're all instant downloads, you can be reading and beading in just minutes!
Resources: All 2-hole glass beads can be purchased through Whimbeads.com.