Monday, June 14, 2021

Video Tutorial - Chandelier Earrings

  • 11/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 8/0 seed beads Miyuki "Dark Bronze" (457)
  • 3x4mm rondelles "Sage Green" - no longer available

I followed THIS video tutorial by Sonysree Creations to make these "Chandelier Earrings". 

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  1. Hi Linda,

    I'm going to have to make this with Miyuki beads, because the Toho's just don't work correctly. You can get Chinese crystals and other rondelles at Eureka Crystal Beads, Shipwreck Beads (20 minutes from where I live!), and Potomac Beads carries crystal rondelles. I also got some from Budget Bead Box, but they are under construction right now, and will have a new website starting July 1: I found a tutorial for making an easy tennis bracelet using cuboid crystals (link:, which are only available, as far as I can tell, from this company. They don't have a vast selection of beads, but you can get pretty good deals there. I ordered three different colors of them, and made one bracelet--it's gorgeous! I thought you might like it. I also picked up Chinese crystals there.

    Just sharing with a fellow beader!

    Oh! Sidonia has a really easy and lovely earring pattern--here's the tute: These look like earrings you would make! They work up fast--my favorite pair so far are ones I did in simple black (shiny) beads and black firepolish beads. --Francie

    1. I'm pretty sure that she mentioned in the video that you should use Miyuki seed beads. I used them in all of my colorways.

      I have made those earrings by Sidonia and blogged about them and the matching bracelet HERE

    2. Whoops! I thought I'd accidentally deleted the first message, which is why I shortened it the second time. I must have missed your original post about the Losange pattern--I've been a follower for many years. Thank you for sharing. I think it is interesting how we alter patterns to fit our different needs! I had thought of making a bracelet by connecting on the shared bead, but I like how you did a little loop of 8/o on your sample, too. I have an 8" wrist, so I always have to find ways to extend bracelets.

  2. Hi Linda--You can get crystal rondelles at Eureka Crystal Beads, Shipwreck Beads (only 20 minutes from my house!), and at Potomac Beads. I did get some from Budget Beads, but their website is under construction until July 1.

    Sidonia has a tutorial for "Losange Earrings" ( that immediately reminded me of your design aesthetic. I've made many of these since I watched it! Easy! I did alter the pattern slightly at the top to accommodate an 8/o bead (my go-to connector beads now, thanks to you), and to use center-drilled beads for the drop, as top-drilled crystals are a bit pricey, and I have many different kinds of drop-shaped beads.