Aster Flower Post Earrings Tutorial

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  • 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.
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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.

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