Aster Flower Post Earrings Tutorial



  • Aster Flower Herringbone Post Earrings - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
Create a bold post earringng with daggers and 10mm Cabochons. Create a simple bezel for the cabochon and add layers of herringbone stitch and daggers for petals. Adapt this design into a pendant, brooch, ring, or make more components and connect them into a necklace or bracelet.

Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The designer's suggested colors & materials:
  • Czech Cabochons - Underlit Uranium 10mm, 2 pieces
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Champagne 11/0, 3 grams
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Semi-Frosted Light Raspberry Lined 11/0, 1 grams
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Semi-Frosted Baby Pink Lined Crystal 11/0, 1 grams
  • Miyuki Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Eggplant 15/0, 1 grams
  • Czech Daggers - Light Amethyst 3x11mm, 32 beads
  • Potomac Crystal Round Beads - Light Tanzanite AB 2mm, 16 beads
  • Pad Posts for Earrings 6mm - Premium 24kt Gold Plated, 2 pieces
  • Athenacast Earring Clutches Closures for Earring Backs 5x3mm - 24kt Gold Plated, 2 pieces
  • Step-By-Step Instructions

    Start the Bezel: Begin with a stop bead and thread 24 11/0 seed beads in your chosen color. Form a circle by passing back through the stop bead and several other beads. Tighten the circle to start the bezel for the cabochon. Add Prongs: Pick up three 11/0 seed beads and loop around every six beads of your circle to create prongs. Ensure the prongs sit snugly on the circle for a secure hold. Construct Herringbone Petals: Work on the original 24-bead circle. Use a herringbone stitch technique, adding two seed beads at a time and changing colors to create a gradient effect. Finish each petal with a crystal and a 15/0 seed bead to secure it. Incorporate Czech Daggers: Attach daggers between each herringbone petal for a floral effect. Thread through each petal to secure the daggers in place. Embellishing and Finalizing: Embellish the center and edges with additional seed beads and crystals for a sparkling effect. Attach the earring post to the back of the beadwork, ensuring it's centered and secure. Finish off by tying and cutting the thread, then attaching earring backs.

    Related Projects