Thursday, June 29, 2017

Russian Leaf Earring Samples - #16 and #29

  • 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Nickel Plated" (DB21)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Black" (DB10)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Dyed Maroon" (DB654)


  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Galvanized Gold" (4202)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Duracoat Gold" (DB1832)
  • 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Black" (DB10)

I will blog again when I can but I will be busy for a while working on some beadwork for birthday gifts that are mostly items that I've already blogged about.

I've had a request for some Russian Leaf earrings made with predominantly black Delica beads. What I discovered while making these sample earrings is that it's not easy to see where the thread is coming out when the thread is black and the beads are also black and very shiny. I made the black and red earring in the evening and I thought perhaps it would be easier to make them on a bright sunny day. Well, bright light does help some but not as much as I thought it would. Doing the peyote stitch wasn't difficult because the beads are added along the outer edge. However, I had to be very careful where I inserted my needle with each stitch as I wove around the perimeter to reinforce them. At least they did turn out very pretty and I don't think I left any threads where they shouldn't be. I did finish making the mates to these two earrings yesterday and I will take photos of them when I have a chance.

Watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to use Jill Wiseman'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 Baubles & Beads.

Below are the charts that I used to make these two earring designs:


  1. These are lovely but I can quite understand the problem with the black and being shiny too doesn't help either. Thanks for the charts.

  2. Voy a tratar de hacer lo mejor que pueda , los modelos invitan a copiarlos .