Sunday, April 22, 2018

Russian Leaf Earrings - Asparagus & Copper


RUSSIAN LEAF EARRINGS
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Galvanized Light Pewter" (DB1851)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Matte Copper Plated" (DB340)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Matte Aspargus Aqua Glazed" (DB391)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Matte Galvanized Muscat" (DB1165)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Dyed Opaque Cactus" (DB2124)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Light Pewter" (4221)


I made this pair of earrings to go with two of my tops that both have these same colors in them. It was a challenge but I actually used five different Delica bead colors in this tiny design. The color chart below only has four colors. I replaced the green beads on the chart that run along the bottom edge with the fifth color, which is "Cactus". The only place that I used the "Muscat" beads was to make the center cross.


To learn how to make "Russian Leaf Earrings", watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to follow Jill's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs.

You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.



 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Russian Leaf Earrings - Light Cranberry & Hematite


 RUSSIAN LEAF EARRINGS
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Metallic Hematite" (DB1)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Matte Blue Grey" (DB301)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Galvanized Matte Light Cranberry" (DB1841F)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Metallic Gunmetal" (451)



The cranberry color in these earrings isn't quite as bright as it appears in my photos. Below is the color chart for this design but I haven't typed up the step-by-step instructions yet for when to pick up each bead color.


To learn how to make "Russian Leaf Earrings", watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to follow Jill's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs.

You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.



 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Russian Leaf Earrings - Red, White & Blue


RUSSIAN LEAF EARRINGS
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Nickel Plated" (DB21)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Limestone Luster" (DB211)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Opaque Dyed Navy" (DB2143)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Opaque Dyed Jujube" (DB2119)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Nickel Plated" (190)


I've been trying out a few new colorways with this pattern and today's is a somewhat patriotic one. I used the color chart below to make this design. You can download the PDF for the chart HERE.



I made two more pairs of "Russian Leaf" earrings that I will blog about tomorrow and on Sunday. I also tried the colorway below but haven't decided if I like it well enough to make the other earring. I haven't put nail polish on the back of that one yet in case I end up taking it apart. Below is the color chart that I used to make this sample earring but it shows different colors.



  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Metallic Light Bronze" (DB22L)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Aloe Luster" (DB263)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Semi-Matte Rusty Brown" (DB794)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Opaque Dyed Juniper Berry" (DB2135)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)


To learn how to make "Russian Leaf Earrings", watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to follow Jill's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs.

Download my free earring color chart for the earring design at the top from THIS post. It's not a tutorial for making Russian Leaf earrings so you will still need to follow Jill's tutorial if you don't already know how to make them. My color chart describes when to pick up each bead color to make the design on these earrings. Bear in mind that I used different color beads than on the color chart but it shouldn't be too difficult to switch them out.

You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.



 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tangles - Bits & Pieces

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A few tangles for Tuesday

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday Tangles

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Native American Fringe Earrings - Teal & Bronze


  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Light Bronze" (457L)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Metallic Light Bronze" (DB22L)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Matte Galvanized Meade" (DB1163)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Luster Newsprint" (DB261)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Dyed Opaque Eucalyptus" (DB2131)

I previously blogged HERE about the long earring in the center of the photo below. I love the design and colors but I'm not comfortable wearing such long earrings. I'd been wanting to come up with a shorter version that I like as well as the long one and I finally had a chance to do that. Although the design isn't exactly the same, it's close enough to make me happy. I made the top section a little narrower and the fringe a whole lot shorter. 

Because I put so many hours into making the longer earring, I probably won't take it apart. I will keep it and maybe one day I will be brave enough to make the second earring and wear them.



You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Tangle Variations

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Today's Tangles

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Ribbon Tangles

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Today's Tangles

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Russian Leaf Earrings - Ivory & Gold


RUSSIAN LEAF EARRINGS
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Gold" (DB1832)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Eggshell Luster" (DB203)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
 
   
I made these earrings to go with a "Lizbeth Band" bracelet below that I blogged about HERE. Download the free bracelet pattern from THIS post.



To learn how to make "Russian Leaf Earrings", watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to follow Jill's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs. Download my free earring color chart for this design from THIS post. It's not a tutorial for making Russian Leaf earrings so you will still need to follow Jill's tutorial if you don't already know how to make them. My color chart describes when to pick up each bead color to make the design on these earrings.

You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Jill Wiseman Designs.



 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Honeycomb Bracelet & Earrings Set - Blue Travertine & Umber


HONEYCOMB STACKER
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • Honeycomb beads "Hodge Podge Blue Travertine"
  • 4mm druks "Umber"


Here is one final "Honeycomb Stacker" bracelet set. I'd been waiting for the sun to cooperate so that I could take the photos.

You can get Deborah Roberti's free "Honeycomb Stacker" pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table. Download my free "Tiny Honeycomb Earrings" pattern from THIS post.


You can get these Honeycomb beads HERE at Queen City Bead on Etsy.



TINY HONEYCOMB EARRINGS
  • 11/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Bright Bronze" (221)
  • Honeycomb beads "Hodge Podge Blue Travertine"






 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Today's Tangles

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