Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Russian Leaf Earrings - Turquoise & Gold

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Gold" (4202)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Gold" (DB1832)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Green Turquoise" (DB729)

I added an accent upside down "V" of gold beads to the point at the bottom. I think this helps keep the earrings from looking too plain. The color chart below shows the placement of the accent beads:

Click HERE to download my free PDF file that tells step-by-step when to add each color Delica bead while making the earrings. This is NOT a tutorial for making "Russian Leaf" earrings". You will need to use Jill Wiseman's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs.

Watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE.

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



  1. Hi Linda,
    I saw your post about your camera. Sorry to hear about your problem. I want you to know I have a Kodak easy share Z712IS camera. It has a 12x optical zoom 7.1 mp with a memory card. It is pretty old I think about 8+ years but it is like brand new. I would be happy to GIVE it to you free and clear. I really did get comfortable with all the features and eventually just started to use my phone camera. Honestly it has just been sitting in a drawer. If you are interested you have my email. I do not want to post it here in public. You can send me your address and I will mail it asap. I have the book and and all the extras that came in the box...
    Just let me know :) Thank you for all your hard work for all of us,

    Linda in Georgia

    1. Thank you for the offer, Linda. I didn't see your comment until after my husband had already bought one for me last night.

    2. Hello Linda,
      I know of a person that could use your camera. She doesn't have much money and unfortunately she doesn't have one to take pictures and be able to load them on the pic. I was wondering if you be willing to give her yours.

  2. Love the Russian leaves, do you have an email that I could send you a picture of what I make with these leaves?

    1. If you send me a note using the email form on the right I'll send you a reply so that you'll have my email address. I don't want to post it here on my blog.

  3. Merci pour ce partage

  4. Love how the gold beads change the looks of the pattern. TY for the PDF!