Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

flower seed bead earrings

These Seed Bead Flower Earrings are worked in rounds. Use an assorted finish of seed beads for a unique look.
Step 1

Thread about an arm's length and a half of thread onto a beading needle.

Step 2

Make your flower:

Round 1 Add twelve gray metallic seed beads to your thread. Run your needle back through all ten entering from the opposite side so you are going through the first bead and exiting the last bead. Pull tight to form a circle. Tie the thread into a knot to secure the circle.
TIP: Be careful when forming your circle so none of your beads fall off the thread.

Round 2 Add one gray metallic seed bead, three cream opaque seed beads and another gray metallic seed bead to your thread. Skip the first bead from the knot and slide your needle through the next bead. Pull tight to form a point. Repeat around the circle for six total points. Run your needle through the next gray metallic in the circle, then up through the gray metallic and cream opaque seed beads (in the first point).
TIP: Be sure to add beads to your thread, skip a bead then thread through next bead.

Round 3 Add one cream opaque seed bead, three light pink seed beads and another cream opaque seed bead to your thread. Skip the middle cream opaque bead in the middle of the point from previous round and go down through the next cream opaque seed bead. Add a gray metallic seed bead and go up the first cream opaque seed bead in the next point (from previous round). Repeat around for six total points. Run your needle through the cream opaque and light pink seed beads in the first point from the previous round.

Round 4 Add five light pink seed beads to your thread. Skip the middle light pink seed bead in the middle of the point from previous round and go down through the next light pink seed bead. Add three light pink seed beads, then go up the first light pink seed bead in the next point (from previous round). Repeat around for six total points. Run your needle through the first two light pink seed beads in the first point from the previous round.

Round 5 Add one light pink seed bead, three copper seed beads and another light pink seed bead to your thread. Skip the middle light pink seed bead in the middle of the point from previous round and go down through the next light pink seed bead. Add a light pink seed bead, a copper seed bead and another light pink seed bead, then go through the middle light pink seed bead between the points. Now, add one light pink seed bead, a copper seed bead and another light pink seed bead and go up the second light pink seed bead in the next point (from previous round). Repeat around for six total points. Run your needle through the first light pink and copper seed beads in the first point from the previous round.

Round 6 Run your needle through the next two copper seed beads from the top of the first point from the previous round. Add three copper seed beads and go through first copper bead from previous round, add another copper bead, go through next copper bead, add three more copper beads and go through the first copper seed bead in next point. Repeat around to finish six total flower petals. Run your needle through the first light pink and copper seed beads in the first point from the previous round.

Step 3

Work your thread through beads down to the middle and tie the excess to the beginning tail. Tuck in through a few beads and cut excess thread.

Step 4

Add a jump ring to a seed bead at the top of a petal. Add a fishhook ear wire before closing the jump ring.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 1-4 for a second earring.

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