Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lots of Layered Tila Earrings


This is my earring adaptation of Yvonne King's free "Layered Tila Bracelet" pattern. I just found out the other day that Yvonne has a new blog and she's selling her beading patterns on Etsy. When her old blog disappeared some time ago, the only place to get her bracelet pattern was from her Craftsy shop. Now you can also download the PDF file directly from her blog, HERE. Below are links to Yvonne's Etsy shop, Craftsy shop, blog and Facebook page:

MyAmari Etsy
MyAmari Craftsy
MyAmari Blog
MyAmari Facebook

I love these earrings so much that I've made them in sixteen different color combinations. The last four earrings below are just samples and I haven't decided if I will use those colors to make final pairs of earrings. For some reason it's difficult to get good photos of these earrings. Maybe that's because there are so many different kinds of beads very close together and some of them are partially covered by other beads. The beads in the center come out very dark in photos sometimes. So, don't be put off by these photos. These are very cute in real life and fun to make.

Note that over time I've changed the loop at the top of my earrings. I no longer make my loop like I did when I first blogged about the earrings HERE and HERE.

I later blogged about the changes that I made to the loop, HERE. Some of the earrings in the photos below have the loop that I was using prior to my final version. I saw no reason to re-make them just to change the loops.


Since the time that I came up with the idea of making the bracelet motif into earrings, I've occasionally run across photos of other people's earrings based on Yvonne's bracelet pattern. Great minds do think alike as they say. I found a couple of pretty bracelet and earring sets online HERE and HERE.

Here are all of my completed pairs of "Layered Tila Earrings":


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • Tila beads "Metallic Mauve Green Iris Matte" (TL-2035)
  • 3mm fire polish "Transparent Topaz Pink Luster"
  • 4mm fire polish "Luster Rose Gold Topaz"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Matte Metallic Bronze" (TL-2006)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Bronze Illusion" or "Rosaline Moon Dust"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Alexandrite Celsian"  


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Transparent Olivine Picasso" (TL-4506)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Transparent Green Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Transparent Green Luster"


  • 15/0 seed beads Toho "Bronze" (221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bronze" (221)
  • Tila beads "Mauve Luster" (TL-1867)
  • 3mm fire polish "Bronze Illusion"
  • 4mm fire polish "Stone Pink Luster"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Matte Metallic Bronze" (TL-2006)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Opaque Gold & Smoky Topaz Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Opaque Gold & Smoky Topaz Luster"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Transparent Saffron Picasso" (TL-4501)
  • 3mm fire polish "Golden Topaz Metallic"
  • 4mm fire polish " Jet Bronze Picasso"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Light Autumn Jasper Picasso" (TL-4505)
  • 3mm fire polish "Stone Green Luster"
  • 4mm fire polish "Stone Green Luster"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Transparent Saffron Picasso" (TL-4501)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Mustard Yellow Picasso"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Opaque Beige Picasso"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Light Caramel Pearl" (TL-593)
  • 3mm fire polish "Transparent Gold Topaz Luster"
  • 4mm fire polish "Lumi Coated Taupe"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Metallic Patina" (TL-2008)
  • 3mm druks "Jet Picasso"
  • 4mm druks "Jet Picasso"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Bronze" (TL-457)
  • 3mm druks "Blue Luster"
  • 4mm druks "Blue Luster"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pewter" (D4222)
  • Tila beads "Metallic Steel Gray Blue" (TL-2064)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Black Diamond Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Sapphire Celsian"

And, here are a few sample earrings that I may or may not use:


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457D)
  • Tila beads "Metallic Dark Bronze" (TL-457)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Brown Gold Champagne"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Brown Gold Champagne"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Mink Bronze" (D4213)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Mink Bronze" (D4213)
  • Tila beads "Antique Bronze" (TL-457C)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Amethyst Crystal Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Alexandrite Celsian"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Mink Bronze" (D4213)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Mink Bronze" (D4213)
  • Tila beads "Antique Bronze" (TL-457C)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Dark Bronze"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Copper Teal"


  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pale Mink" (D4221)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Pale Mink" (D4221)
  • Tila beads "Galvanized Grey Luster" (TL-1865)
  • 3mm fire polished beads "Black Diamond Luster"
  • 4mm fire polished beads "Sapphire Celsian"

I'm slowly making a little headway on the big beadwork order. I had a bit of a setback yesterday though. I spent all afternoon into the evening making a bracelet only to find that it's too long. It was one of those instances where I get near the end and had to decide if it needed one more motif or not. I thought that the stitching might "shrink" up a bit after adding some embellishments so I went ahead and added one more motif. Well, that was a bad move. Unfortunately it's one that's not quick or easy to take apart and I made it with FireLine which will make it even harder to cut apart.




 

9 comments:

  1. Pretty color combinations. How do you come up with your color combinations? Do you mix and match with what you have on hand or do you look online and choose colors that work together for a project? Or some other way? Your colors are always so pretty and unique.

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    1. Thanks. I choose the bead colors from my stash. I usually get inspired as I'm looking through my beads. Making samples is a great way to see how well colors play together.

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    2. I just wanted to add that I don't think I'd trust the bead photos that I see online well enough to assume that they're going to look as shown or match something else unless they're colors that I've already seen "live". Even then dye lots can be very different from one batch to the next.

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  2. Wow Linda, your colors are beyond amazing! I love it!!!

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    1. See, I told you that I've made these in a LOT of different colors. I was surprised when I gathered up the photos and counted them that I'd made that many.

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  3. Many beautiful earrings. I like the Transparent Topaz Pink Luster and
    Luster Rose Gold Topaz. Beautiful!

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    1. That was the first color combination that I made and it's still my favorite.

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  4. Thank you for answering questions and responding to posts. Some bloggers (not beaders) won't answer questions. My thought is why read their blog when they are making money off it (I know you said you don't do that kind of blogging.) Your blog is great and fun to read every day! I know it takes a lot of work to take photos and write up the columns. You are appreciated!

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