Thursday, June 7, 2018

Circles & Squares Earrings - Copper & Pewter

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Vintage Copper" (1770)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki/Czech "Vintage Copper" (55003)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • MiniDuo beads "Matte Vintage Copper"
  • MiniDuo beads "Antique Silver"
  • 3mm druks "Antique Silver"

As I've mentioned a few times before, I love the combination of copper and pewter. Today's earrings kind of go with the "Claudia" bracelet below which I blogged about HERE. The copper SuperDuos in the bracelet are quite a bit darker than the MiniDuos in these earrings but that might not be noticeable when I'm wearing them. 

I'm not sure why the 8/0 copper seed beads have a different color number than the 11/0 ones because they are the same color. I'm pretty sure that the real color number is "55003" because that's the number that comes up most of the time with a Google search. That's also the number used by the Czech distributor who makes them. I only used four pewter seed beads and they're in the center of the earring. I used pewter beads because I didn't want to have copper MiniDuos next to copper seed beads.

You can buy Deb's pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop. The pattern includes instructions for bracelets and matching earrings in two variations. These earrings are the "Squares" version of the earring pattern.

Simply Beads has the 11/0 copper beads HERE and the 8/0s are HERE. If you make these earrings according to Deb's pattern, you won't need any 8/0 seed beads. I used two of them to connect the jump rings at the top.



  1. Linda, thanks for presenting this beautiful earrings! Looks very nice in all color combinations. Did you try any variations of this design with superduos? Would it be too bulky?

    1. Hi Raisa. Sorry for taking so long to reply. I just found out this morning that Blogger hasn't been notifying us by email when we have new comments. The bracelet motif is made with SuperDuos but that motif would make larger earrings. The pattern specs say that the bracelet motif is 1-inch wide and the earrings are 3/4-inch wide. If you don't mind large earrings, a SuperDuo version would be fine.