Forest Earrings Tutorial

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  • Forest Earrings - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
We are swooning over here!⁠ Designer Bridgette has wowed us again! She uses a plethora of various-shaped beads, perfectly placed, to create these stunning Forest Earrings. EVA®Beads, IrisDuo® Beads, and Helios Par Puca® are the fit snuggly together and are surrounded by a beautiful blend of Potomac Crystal Bicones, Potomac Crystal Briolettes, and Miyuki Seed Beads 11/0 and 15/0 and a Flower Earring Post to finish.

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Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The Designer's suggested colors and materials:
EVA Bead - Copper, 6 Pieces
IrisDuo - Pastel Bordeaux, 8 Pieces
Helios - Aztec Gold, 6 Pieces
O Beads - Vintage Copper, 12 Pieces
PC Bicones 3mm - Met Green Iris, 12 Pieces
PC Briolettes 5x8mm - Met Green Iris, 2 Pieces
Miyuki 11/0 - Met Forest Green Iris, ~1gram
Miyuki 15/0 - Met Forest Green Iris, ~1gram
Flower Earring Post - Antique Gold, 2 Pieces

Step-By-Step Instructions

These Forest Earrings are a great way to experiment with a variety of different beads. Using a freeform stitch, designer Bridgette shows us how to create this lovely design.
Put a stop bead on the end of your thread and add an EVA and O bead and a Helios. Pick up 3 seed beads and come back down though the second hole of the Helios. Then pick up one more O bead and come down through the second hole of the EVA bead. That will form one of the points of the earring. Add an IrisDuo and then repeat the steps to form another point. Repeat with another IrisDuo and build a third point finishing up with and IrisDuo. Take off the stop bead and tie a knot with the tail end of the thread.
Watch the Forest Earrings tutorial to follow along with Bridgette as she uses bicones to fill in the gaps around the edge.
Attach a flower earring post to the top. Bring the thread down through the seed beads along the edge. Tie off the ends. You can add a dab of glue onto the loop to make sure it is nice and secure.
These Forest Earrings are beautiful and fun to make. Use your new beads to tryout different designs of your own or look through the many patterns provided by Potomacbeads. PotomacBeads has a wide variety of earring patterns and ideas to choose from. If you're looking for a fun and unique way to show off your personality, try making a pair of these Forest earrings. They're sure to turn heads and start conversations.

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