Monday, March 3, 2014

Looking for an elusive earring pattern...


Just about everyone has these earrings pinned on their Pinterest boards, and I've seen them on numerous blogs, but I can't seem to track down the pattern, either free or for sale anywhere. Does anyone know where to get this pattern? I wanted to make them so badly that I figured out how to do it myself and I've also come up with a smaller version that makes round earrings. I don't need the pattern for myself but I'd like to be able to post a link to it so that the creator gets the credit due them whenever I post about them.


The original earrings are made with 4mm fire polished beads and 11/0 seed beads but I've also successfully made them with 3mm fire polished beads and 15/0 seed beads as you can see below. The earring on the far right is my round version which is also made with 3mm fire polished beads and 15/0 seed beads. 


UPDATE:
Here's the link to the Rosa Mira photo:

http://tinyurl.com/nde8gku


Besides these earrings, there is a lot of gorgeous beadwork on the Sereine Creations blog here:

http://tinyurl.com/nm3wxa2



22 comments:

  1. I've searched a bit and found that the pattern is called Barbara and its creator is a Belgian lady called Titine. If you google for "Barbara de Titine" meaning Barbara by Titine, you'll find many versions. Her site is http://titine.be, it's in French but Google Translate will put it in English.



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    1. I actually had that information but can't find the pattern by searching for "Barbara de Titine". I've been to her website but don't see that pattern there or a link to a shop where it can be purchased. Of course it doesn't help that I can't read French. Here is the page with the photo but there's no link to a pattern there that I can see: http://tinyurl.com/nm3wxa2

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    2. There doesn't seem to be anything about beading or anything at all on Titine's blog other than a few links. The "Sereine" link I clicked on goes to a different site. It appears to be listed under her Favorite Links so I'm not sure if it is Titine's pattern or not. Is "Sereine" someone's name or something else? The translation is "serene". I've also seen a photo of those earrings somewhere with the name "Rosa Mira" on it instead of "Barbara" which made me wonder if that really is the name of the pattern.

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    3. All of them are fellow beaders: Titine (the author), Sereine (adapted the pattern), and Rosa Mira. Titine's website is scarse on information. There are no tutorials there. All I got was her email: irene@titine.be

      When I say that you're a 'no-reply blogger' means that you reply to a comment, an email is NOT sent to the commenter.

      I hope this helps.
      Have a great day,
      Ana

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    4. I suppose I could send her an email but she may not speak English.

      I don't see any kind of setting in Blogger to allow for email notification to commenters when I reply to a comment. Blogger does some strange things though. For a while I was getting email notifications every time I replied to someone's comment, which makes no sense at all. Obviously I know that I posted a comment.

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  2. Love the earrings! I wish I could find a pattern. I would actually make your version if there was a pattern available. I Googled "Rosa Mira" and found a variation of this design by a beader named Rosa Mira: http://conperlasyaloloco.blogspot.com/2012/06/pendientes-pe0085.html. I can't seem to find a pattern on her site either. But one can write to her at her Gmail account if one speaks Spanish.

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    1. Because I couldn't find a pattern anywhere online, I wrote my own pattern/tutorial for the earrings. I would post it here but I'm worried about infringing on someone's copyright. I don't know what the rules are when it comes to figuring out how something was made and then posting how I did it. I may post my tutorial for the round version sometime though because I hadn't seen any like that online until I saw the Rosa Mira link you posted just now. I didn't copy her idea because I'd never seen it before.

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  3. Well, great minds think alike. Yours isn't exactly like Rosa's. I prefer yours.

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  4. Linda - I'm so excited to find your beading blog! I've been a fan of your low carb website for a long time. I've clicked to your jewelry site several times from Pinterest and just now realized you are the same Linda of which I rely on for so many great recipes! Feels a little like destiny to find you twice on two such important topics in my day to day world :) Thanks for sharing your fabulous creations! I'd love this tutorial if you decide to post. I couldn't find another one either. Warm Wishes, Terri

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    1. Hi Terri! It's a small world, isn't it? Yes, I'm the same Linda from the low carb site. Did you see the free variation of these earrings that I posted on June 3rd? Here's the link to the post: http://tinyurl.com/kz6kecg The technique is the same but I left off the bottom embellishment.

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    2. Darn it. Blogger split up the URL. Here's the full link:

      http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2014/06/free-beading-tutorial-flora-earrings.html

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    3. Been following you in the beading world for about a year and just discovered that you have a low carb site. I can't wait to try your recipes too. Thank you. How do you find the time for all this?

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    4. I don't, Linda. I just try to squeeze as much as I can into each day.

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  5. Thanks Linda! I'm headed there now :) I'll follow you a little closer now! So many beautiful things to look at.

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  6. Linda, Is there an update to the ROSA MIRE round earrings? I see that this was posted in August 2014 and I also love this pattern. I'm new to beading and fairly new to your blog and I love your bracelet and earring selection of colors.

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    1. I still haven't seen a pattern available anywhere for these earrings. However, you can download my "Flora Earrings" pattern, which is similar HERE.

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  7. Linda, if you open her blog/website using Chromium search engine, you can right click on the page and you'll see a translate choice. Makes it more fun to read in English.

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    1. I just tried that and it is pretty funny to read.

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  8. If this is done with the firepolish is the count still the same with the 11/0 and the 4 mm firepolish?

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    1. Hi Genevieve. The original size is made with 11/0 and 4mm fire polished beads. When I made them with smaller beads (15/0 and 3mm fire polished), I found that I sometimes had to add an extra 15/0 bead at one point depending on the seed beads I was using. It's been a while since I last made this pattern but it probably depends on whether you're using Toho or Miyuki seed beads.

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  9. I think there is a youtube on this pattern.

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    1. Do you know where to find it or what it's called?

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