Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Video Tutorial - Estate Earrings

  • 15/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 11/0 Delica beads "Opaque Glazed Luster Teal" (DB264)
  • 12mm Cushion Cut/Square Rivoli "Transparent Peach" (unknown brand)
  • 2mm fire polished beads "Transparent Gold Topaz Luster"
  • 3mm Czech bicones "Crystal Senegal"

After watching and trying the earring video tutorial that I blogged about yesterday, I was browsing my YouTube subscriptions and noticed that Stephanie from the Bronze Pony Beaded Jewelry channel had posted THIS new video that morning. What caught my attention was that the earrings in the video call for square rivolis and I happen to have some in exactly the size called for. I got them years ago and I don't know what brand they are or what the color is called. Mine are transparent so they don't have a foil backing like the ones used in the video. I thought I might have some trouble matching the peachy colored rivolis with the other beads in the earrings but that turned out to not be an issue. Because they are clear, the color doesn't really show that much when I wear the earrings and they look fine with the teal Delica beads.

Stephanie is a very good teacher and I had no trouble following along with the video. I'm also very pleased with how these earrings came out.



  1. I just made my first one, and I agree, Stephanie is an excellent teacher. These are such lovely earrings. I've ordered more of the Swarovski 12mm cushion cut square rivolis! I love your color combo.....I made mine in light pewter with a white opal rivoli. I'm still trying to decide on the firepolish and bicone color....I've tried a couple and am leaning toward yellows.

    1. Thanks, Liz. It's just as well that I don't have square rivolis in other colors because I don't have that many colors in 3mm bicones either. I'm just happy that I was able to come up with one pretty colorway.