Thursday, March 29, 2018

Tiny Honeycomb Earrings Variation


  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • Honeycomb Jewel beads "Chalk Lazure Blue"
  • SuperDuo beads "Matte Chalk Picasso"


After making several pairs of "Tiny Honeycomb Earrings" with regular Honeycomb beads, I wanted to make a pair with these Honeycomb Jewel beads. They're the same size as regular Honeycomb beads but they're domed and faceted on the tops. A while back I had made the wonderful "Demoiselle Bracelet" that you see down below. I blogged about it HERE and you can buy the pattern in Sam Wescott's Etsy shop HERE. I had used the same Honeycomb Jewel beads in that bracelet and I thought it would be nice to make some earrings to go with it.

When I realized that the SuperDuos that are in the bracelet match the Honeycomb beads almost perfectly, I wanted to come up with a way to incorporate some of those SuperDuos into my earrings. What I decided to do was to connect another component to a "Tiny Honeycomb Earring" and my "SuperDuo Flower Chain" earrings seemed to be just the right size.

For my first experiment, I connected the two components with a jump ring. While that works just fine, I don't like that there is so much space between the components. So, in the end, I just stitched them together so that they share the same seed bead in the middle. Below you can see the two versions side by side:



Connecting the components was simple to do. First I made a "Tiny Honeycomb Earring" as directed. Next, I made a "SuperDuo Flower Chain" earring until I got to the step where the top loop is added. At that point I went through the bottom center 11/0 of the Honeycomb earring instead of picking up an 8/0 seed bead. I simply finished making the flower earring as usual but with the Honeycomb component attached to it.


Download my free "Tiny Honeycomb Earrings" pattern from THIS post.

Queen City Bead has these Honeycomb Jewel beads HERE. The SuperDuos that I used aren't available anywhere. The place where I bought them no longer has them and it was the only place I've ever seen them. They're pretty much like "Chalk Lazure Blue" but with a matte finish instead of a luster finish.




2 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Linda. Great colors!

    Rebecca G.

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