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Starburst Earrings

About this design:

These earthy earrings with handmade batiked bone beads and rustic ceramic patina spikes create a modern silhouette that I love.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need waxed cord, 2 batiked bone spacer beads, 2 ceramic patina copper spikes, 2 antique silver ceramic barrels, crimp covers, and a pair of ear wires.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut 8 inches of waxed cord. Feed it through the spike hole and tie and simple knot.
Step 2:
Slide the barrel bead onto the cord, then slide one tail through the front of the batiked saucer.
Step 3:
Bring the other tail through the back and up the front to the top.
Step 4:
Create a knot at the top.
Step 5:
Form a loop at the top, wrap the cord around the base of the loop and back through to knot.
Step 6:
Cover your knot with a crimp bead. Close with pliers.
Step 7:
Attach your ear wire.

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Measurements: 1.4mm charm loop

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Great idea using the bone rondelle so that the design shows forward rather than the conventional stringing that would hide it. The patinated spike adds a touch of color along with an extra rustic vibe. Favorited! :)

  2. B Rosenthal
    B Rosenthal says:

    I love to bead and make things! I love to see people happy and enjoying their items that I make for them. Been doing this since I was about six years old and I am not going to stop now!

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