Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Maya Earrings - Turquoise, Copper & Pewter

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Duracoat Pewter" (4222)
  • SuperDuo beads "Moon Dust Turquoise"
  • SuperDuo beads "Metalust Burnt Copper"
  • SuperDuo beads "Pearl Luster"

I originally blogged about the bracelet in the photos below HERE and in THIS post from last week I showed you some "Russian Leaf Earrings" that I thought I might make to go with it. Since then, I came up with a much better idea for the matching earrings. Deb Roberti's "Maya Earrings" go great with the bracelet design and I was even able to use three different colors of SuperDuo beads to pick up on all of the bracelet colors. I'd forgotten that I had these copper SuperDuos that are almost the same color as the 2-hole cabochons that I used to make the bracelet. I made one pair of these earrings for a birthday present to go with one of these bracelets. I liked them so well that I made a pair for myself to go with my own bracelet.

You can buy Deb's earring pattern HERE at Around the Beading Table or HERE in her Etsy shop. The copper and turquoise SuperDuo beads are still readily available but unfortunately, the pewter colored "Pearl Luster" ones that I used are no longer made. You can substitute an antique silver color but they will be a bit brighter than the pewter seed beads. You can buy the turquoise beads HERE at Aura Crystals or HERE at Red Panda. Aura Crystals has the copper SuperDuos HERE and Red Panda has them HERE. Note that the earring pattern doesn't call for any 8/0 seed beads. I added one at the top of mine to connect a jump ring.



  1. Very nice earrings! I like how the last row of superduos and 11/0 form a “metallic” frame. Linda, you use the 11/0 in 4222 color a lot, did you have any problems with this color? I used this beads once in earrings and noticed that very quickly many of the beads lost their color and became completely clear. I just wonder if it was a bad batch, or there is actually a problem with this color. Raisa

    1. Hi Raisa. No, I haven't noticed what you mentioned but I do often find plugged up beads in the 11/0 size mostly. I don't have this problem with the other Duracoat Galvanized colors but maybe that's because I don't use them as often as this color.