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Mardi Gras Earrings

About this design:

These seed bead earrings are so fun to wear and instantly brighten up your outfit! I love the bright, metallic color palette- the Czech glass & brass beads are the perfect compliment to them.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • African Brass Rice
  • Czech Glass Rondelles
  • Seed Beads
  • Super Glue
  • Earwires
  • Thread
  • Collapsible Needle
  • 24 Gauge Wire

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with a piece of thread about 5" long. Wrap the thread through the first seed bead twice & add a drop of glue to secure.
Step 2:
Slide on the rest of the seed beads & tie a knot at the end. The length of each strand ended up being 2.5".
Step 3:
Repeat 10 more times. Switch up the counts of each color you use (ex. on the first string I used four blue seed beads, and on the next string I used 7).
Step 4:
Gather all of the strings & tie them together w/ an overhand double knot.
Step 5:
Bend a 3" piece of wire slightly. Double Knot the strings around the center of the wire. Secure the knot with a drop of glue.
Step 6:
Twist the wire together & trim off any excess string.
Step 7:
Slide on 2 Czech glass rondelles & a brass rice bead.
Step 8:
Make a loop at the top w/ the round nose pliers & slide onto an earwire.

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Measurements: 1mm hole/18 gauge

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78 yd. bobbin

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Measurements: 78 yard bobbin

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  1. BevB
    BevB says:


  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Love these! Thx!

  3. Learnmoore49
    Learnmoore49 says:

    Great idea for using up seed beads

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:


  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love the colors you used in this design. Super.

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    MH says:

    Lovely!! These remind me of earrings I started jewelry work on years ago but yours are prettier and beautifully colorful. (I haven’t done any lately but might now that I’ve seen yours!)

  7. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Love Mardi Gras colors. I have to consciously try not to choose them ALL the time! I’m so glad to have directions how to make these. Into my favs for future reference.

  8. kye
    kye says:

    Love these. They would be so fun to make and wear.

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