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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

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    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

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    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

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    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Pictorial Tutorial !


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.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  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. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily 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. daisymae
    daisymae 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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