Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Native American Fringe Earrings - Blueberry & Gold

  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Gold" (DB1851)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Pear" (DB1131)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Blueberry" (DB267)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Denim Blue" (DB266)

I thought I had used one of Anna's free earring patterns to make these but I can't find anything like this design on her blog. I really like this combination of blue, cream and gold. The bright gold Delicas make the earrings shimmer in the light. 

The top section of these tiny earrings is only nine beads across. I think they're actually a little on the small side. I took a photo of them next to the earrings that I blogged about yesterday so you can see the size difference.

Here is the color chart for these earrings:

You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Baubles & Beads.

My blog has reached another big milestone. Yesterday evening it hit an all-time pageview count of 4 million! That's 4 million since I started my blog in January of 2014.



  1. I really like all these earrings,esp. your colours.I will give it a try when my sight improves.

    1. I hope that you're able to get back to your beading soon, Marge.

  2. Congratulations on your new milestone!!!! I love all your fringe earrings but the one today is my favorite (blueberry and gold).

    What thread do you use? Is the top part stiff?

    Thank your for all that you do.

    1. I use Nymo B thread, Charlene. Not because it's difficult to get thicker thread through the beads but because it makes the fringe softer than Fireline would. At least that's what I've heard. I make so many samples that it wouldn't be cost effective for me to use Fireline anyway. The top part isn't exactly stiff but it is rigid enough to hold its shape.

  3. Congratulations again on 4 MILLION!!! So awesome!

    1. Thanks, Deb. I hope that everyone has been having as much fun beading and crafting as I have!

  4. love the color choice!
    congratulations on 4 million, wow!