Make your own jewelry with beading techniques. Earrings made by hand make great gifts, so try this tutorial for beaded star earrings from Pennie Espiritu!
- .25 grams of seed beads
- 24 size 1 bugle beads
- 6 crystal or fire polished size 4mm beads
- Earring wires
- Beading thread
- Beading needles
- On a yard of beading thread pick up a crystal and seed bead and a crystal and seed bead until you have six crystals and six seed bead. Go back through the first two beads to thread this will form a circle. Leave about a six inch tail. The thread will be exiting a seed bead.
- Pick up a bugle bead, a seed bead and a bugle bead. Skip next crystal and go through the next seed bead in the circle. Continue in to pick up a bugle bead, a seed bead and a bugle bead around the circle. After going through last seed bead go up through the first bugle bead and seed bead added at the beginning of this round.
- Pick up 5 seed beads and go through the next seed bead of the last round. Then pick up 5 seed beads and go through the next seed bead of last round. Continue in this manner around until circle is filled. At the end of this round exit a seed bead from the last round. Pick up three seed beads a earring wire and three seed beads. Follow the thread path one more time to make secure. Tie a knot and weave in end. Weave in tail to finish off.