Open Frame Earrings Tutorial



  • Open Frame Crystal Earrings - DIY Jewelry Making Tutorial by PotomacBeads
In this video beading tutorial from PotomacBeads, Allie is making a lovely Open Frame Crystal Earrings. Find a complete list of supplies & links for the products used below.

Materials Used To make The  Project

Designer's Material List

The Designer’s suggested colors and materials:
Potomac Crystal Slim Navettes 4x15mm - Jet, ~2 Pieces
Miyuki Seed Beads 15/0 - Black, ~124 Pieces
Miyuki Seed Beads 8/0 - Labrador Full, ~44 Pieces
Perfect Square Frame 15mm - Antique Brass, ~2 Pieces
Earwires - Antique Brass, ~1 Pair
Wire Guards - Gold Plated, ~2 Pieces

Step-By-Step Instructions

In this tutorial from PotomacBeads you will be learning how to add beads to the interior of a frame using brick stitch to create these elegant Open Frame Crystal Earrings.
Choose the thread you would like to use, decide if you would like it to show or blend in. Add a stop bead to the thread, leaving just enough to tie off at the end of your open frame earrings. Thread through the Navette crystal and add two 15/0s, bring the thread in a loop around the frame and then back through the beads. Add two more 15/0s and let them drop down next to the Navette, sew under the frame making sure the black beads stay to the front of the piece and go back through the two beads and the Navette one more time.
Watch the Open Frame Crystal earrings tutorial to keep adding beads to the interior of the frame. Add 8/0s to the exterior of the frame using the brick stitch.
Brick stitch the black seed beads around the outside of the frame. Bring the thread back through the beads to a corner to add the wire guard. Then bring the thread back to the starter thread to tie off the ends. You could hang a crystal drop at the bottom if you'd like.
If you're looking for a pair of earrings that add a touch of sophistication to any outfit, look no further than PotomacBeads' Open Frame Crystal Earrings. These earrings have a high end mosaic look that is sure to impress anyone who sees them. Why not give a pair of these earrings to a jewelry lover in your life? They're sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness and style of these earrings.

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