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About this design:

Here's a simple and hopefully understandable tute for those Boho-style seed bead earrings I posted previously. I would add to carefully count and recount your beads on the wire before finishing them off! Sad experience...
I also like to mix the matte colors with some iridescent ones to add visual interest. Other than that, GO WILD with the colors!

Components:

brass wire and findings, seed beads, and accent beads.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Keep It Simple!!!
    For the earrings and the tutorial. These are great.

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Oh Lynda,thank you SOOOOO much for this. I’m going to try it. I know it may look simple,but I would not have thought to do a simple loop before adding the beads. It makes much more sense. Awesome! I appreciate that you took the time to do this for us. I have some new glass crystals that shape,and going to try it with little pearls from an ancient necklace.
    Yay you !! :)

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Perfectly explained, I have been using the same technique and it is so simple but with great effect :D

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you for this! Simple design with big impact!!

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    Inagodadavida by Eve says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I just love these darling earrings. It is so thoughtful and generous of you to share the steps and take the time to walk us through the process with pictures and all.

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you ! Can’t wait to try and will post pics.

  7. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    Thanks. These earrings are so sweet and versatile.

  8. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    A couple of notes…these would also look great using other wire, like copper or silver craft wire. Most others are more pliable and easier to wrap.

    Also…I just posted this tutorial on my blog with a giveaway ! Closes July 8th.

    http://freshbakeddesigns.wordp.....-tutorial/

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Oh, and Great Idea, Peggy! I’d love to see what any of you all create on LB !

  10. lizanna
    lizanna says:

    Nice touch, but what size seed beads are you using? Our local bead store is not well stocked with seed beads, so some guidance would be helpful if I ordered any. THX

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love these! It works with waxed linen and leather, too. :)

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you for the tute, Lynda! I think I will give this a try :)

  13. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love them – will definitely try the tute! Thanks!

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    You have given me inspiration for earrings to go along with my seed bead wrapped bracelets. Thank you for the tutorial.

  15. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Love the earrings, Caribbean colors, fantastic. The pairing of matte and iridescent colors makes them very eye-catching. Well done! Will check out your tutorial as well.

  16. 3peepers
    3peepers says:

    Thanks for the tutorial Lynda! These are FABULOUS and perfect for all those seed beads that I have so recently acquired! ;)

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh! How cool!! Simple too!! Thanks for taking the time to make a tutorial!!

  18. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thanks again! Hope you all have fun giving these a try!

    Lizanna…sorry for the delay with the seed bead info. Out of town for awhile.
    The ones in the sample are size 8. But I have use smaller and larger sizes too.

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