Charlotte Earrings Instructions Designed by Teri McCamish
A woman on her wedding day glows with beauty and grace. A bride's style should reflect the elegance she exudes on her special day. That's why we have created these stunning earrings. Crystal and gold make a regal expression and the Swarovski bicones add a blush of color. Learn how to create these earrings and bring even more beauty to bridal looks. To see more wedding trends, click here.
Step one: Thread a needle onto a long length of beading thread and string on a Swarovski 5mm pearl in Lavender. Bring your needle around half of the pearl on the outside and through the other end of the stringing hole, ensuring you leave a tail at the end of your thread. Your pearl should now be secure on the thread.
Step two: String a Swarovski 9mm Crystal teardrop onto the thread, with the tapered end pointed toward the pearl. Add two Miyuki 15/0 metallic 24 Karat gold plated Delica to the thread, followed by a Swarovski 4mm XILION Violet bicone and two more Delicas. String on another Crystal teardrop with the tapered end pointed away from the pearl.
Step three: Bring your thread under the thread around your pearl, as shown in the picture.
Tools & Supplies: KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - White (STRNG-0099) Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (25 Pack) (SUP-0063)
List of Components: Swarovski 5500 9mm Teardrop Crystal (5500-CRYS9X6, qty 12) Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Violet (5328-VIOLT4, qty 10) Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV5, qty 2) Miyuki 8g 15/0 Metallic 24 Karat Gold Plated Delicas (DBS0031, qty 1) Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin with Ball End, 24 Gauge (FIND-0903, qty 2) 4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer (INDSY4-V, qty 4) TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap (GA-5596, qty 2) TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Beaded Bead Cap (GA-5599, qty 4) Gold-Filled Leverback with Fleur de lis (GF-FDL, qty 2) Gold Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer (FW-GH)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE5) Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Galvanized Silver Delicas (DB0035) Bali Silver Small Beehive Bead Cap (BBC0009) Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer (INDSY35A) TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead (SA-0447) TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap (SA-5596) Sterling Lever-back Earring (Fleur De Lis) (SS-LVR02) Silver Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer (FW-SH)