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Charlotte Earrings

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Charlotte Earrings Instructions
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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.

Cinch up the thread tightly so that the bead pattern on the thread folds and the last teardrop added lines up with the pearl.

Bring your needle and thread back through the last teardrop in the pattern.


Step four:
Add two gold Delicas, a Violet bicone, two more gold Delicas and a Crystal teardrop with the pointed end facing away from the bicone to your thread. Repeat step three. Repeat this step two more times for a total of five Crystal teardrops surrounding your pearl.

Step five:
Bring your thread through the Delicas and bicones until it is coming out of the second bicone in the pattern. Add a 4mm gold vermeil daisy spacer to a gold-filled 24 gauge 1.5-inch head pin with ball end, followed by a Crystal teardrop, a TierraCast antique gold 4mm beaded bead cap, a daisy spacer, a beaded bead cap, a Violet bicone, a TierraCast antique gold 4mm scalloped bead cap and a gold Delica. Create a simple loop at the top of this bead pattern. For help creating simple loops, see our Handy Tip.

Step six:
Add three gold Delicas to your thread, followed by the dangle you created in the previous step and three more Delicas. Bring your thread through the third bicone in the beaded pattern around the pearl and through the three Delicas, the last bicone, the rest of the Delicas and the first Crystal teardrop in the pattern.

Step seven:
Cut a 1/2-inch length of gold heavy French wire to fit around the exposed part of the pearl. Slip the French wire onto your thread and place a gold-filled leverback with fleur de lis over the French wire so that it sits in the center of the wire. Bring your thread through the last Crystal teardrop in the pattern to curve the French wire around the top of the pearl. Take your thread through the Delicas, dangle and bicones to give the perimeter of the beaded pattern more structure. When you reach the last Delica in the pattern, bring your thread through the first Crystal teardrop in the pattern and knot and trim your thread between the teardrop and the pearl.

Step eight:
Repeat these steps to create the other earring.
Approximate Size: 2.25 Inches
Estimated Time:One Hour
Difficulty Level:Intermediate

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)

Alternate Products:
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)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal
Swarovski 5500 9x6mm Teardrop Crystal
Code: 5500-CRYS9X6
Length 9mm, Width 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.64$0.58$0.52
Qty>
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Violet
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Violet
Code: 5328-VIOLT4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15 $0.12$0.13 $0.10$0.12 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Lavender
Swarovski 5810 5mm Pearl Lavender
Code: 5810-LAV5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 15/0 Metallic 24 Karat Gold Plated Delicas
Miyuki 8g 15/0 Metallic 24 Karat Gold Plated Delicas
Code: DBS0031
Size 15/0, 8g bag 
1-12-34+
$19.53$18.28$17.11
Qty>
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin with Ball End, 24 Gauge
Gold-Filled 1.5-Inch Head Pin with Ball End, 24 Gauge
Code: FIND-0903
Length 39.5mm, Wire Gauge .511mm/24 gauge, Head 1.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.74$0.66$0.60
Qty>
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
4mm Gold Vermeil Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY4-V
4mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.50$0.43$0.39
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
Code: GA-5596
Diameter 3mm, Depth 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Beaded Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Gold 4mm Beaded Bead Cap
Code: GA-5599
Diameter 4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Gold-Filled Leverback with Fleur de lis
Gold-Filled Leverback with Fleur de lis
Code: GF-FDL
Height 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.39$3.03$2.73
Qty>
Gold Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer
Gold Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer
Code: FW-GH
Length 14 inches 
Price: $3.89
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl White
Code: 5810-WHITE5
Length 5mm, Width 5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.12$0.11$0.10
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Galvanized Silver Delicas
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Metallic Galvanized Silver Delicas
Code: DB0035
Size 11/0, 8g bag 
1-34-78+
$6.04$5.62$5.23
Qty>
Bali Silver Small Beehive Bead Cap
Bali Silver Small Beehive Bead Cap
Code: BBC0009
Diameter 4.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.96$0.88$0.81
Qty>
Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer
Indian Silver 3.5mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY35A
3.5mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.38$0.34$0.31
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Granulated Bead
Code: SA-0447
Length 3mm, Diameter 3mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13$0.12$0.11
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
TierraCast Antique Silver 4mm Scalloped Bead Cap
Code: SA-5596
Diameter 3mm, Depth 2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.21$0.19$0.18
Qty>
Sterling Lever-back Earring (Fleur De Lis)
Sterling Lever-back Earring (Fleur De Lis)
Code: SS-LVR02
Length 16mm (top to bottom) 
1-78-1516+
$1.99$1.79$1.69
Qty>
Silver Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer
Silver Heavy French Wire - For use with .70mm Thread and Finer
Code: FW-SH
Length 14 inches 
Price: $3.89
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - White
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - White
Code: STRNG-0099
Length Approx. 55 yds 
1-34-78+
$4.49$4.17$3.79
Qty>
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (25 Pack)
Beadalon Stainless Steel Rigid Beading Needles Size 10 (25 Pack)
Code: SUP-0063
1-45-910+
$3.29$3.05$2.82
Qty>



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