Sunday, March 1, 2015

Playing with my beads...Duo Fan Earrings

As I mentioned in THIS earlier post, I saw these in Beth Clark's ArtFire shop, HERE, while looking for another pair of her earrings that I'd seen on Pinterest. Aren't they adorable? They're very small and would be a great way to use up the last few SuperDuos when you don't have enough left to make a larger project. You only need twelve of them for a pair of these earrings. At the time that I found the photos, there was no tutorial for sale so I figured out the pattern on my own. However, Beth now has the pattern up for sale HERE and it's only $3.00. 

UPDATE: Beth's "Duo Fan Earrings" pattern is now free. You can download the pattern on her blog, HERE.

I made sample earrings in a bunch of different colors and found that some seed beads and SuperDuos work better than others. I'm fussy about neat seed beads and some colors cooperated better than others. Miyuki "Light Bronze" is the clear winner when it comes to neatness and I used those in my favorite of the samples below. I found that matte SuperDuo beads work a little better than glossy, luster ones. Except for the one with the black seed beads, I like the rest well enough that I might make myself a pair of each.



  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • SuperDuo beads "Gold Copper Iris Matte"



  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" (225)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Brown Bronze Matte" (457P)
  • SuperDuo beads "Olive Iris Matte"


  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Antiqued Metallic Black" (Y503)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Hybrid Antiqued Metallic Black" (Y503)
  • SuperDuo beads "Ruby Red Wine"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • SuperDuo beads "Ruby Red Wine"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • SuperDuo beads "Purple Iris Matte"


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Chocolate" (461)
  • 8/0 seed beads "Metallic Chocolate" (no info available)
  • SuperDuo beads "Metallic Suede Blue"



5 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I purchased this pattern - I think my DIL will like this earring.

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  2. what is the name of this pattern??? I can't find it..this is the one I would like to try to make...but I need a name so I can find the pattern...thank you.

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    1. The name of the pattern is in the subject of this post. The "Duo Fan Earrings" pattern is now free and you can download it HERE.

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