STARBURST EARRINGS

(copyright 2013 Deborah Roberti)

Materials:

• Two yards of 6 lb. FireLine
• 70 size 11/0 seed beads: I used Miyuki #457 Bronze.
• 10 Color1 SuperDuo beads: I used Opaque Gold/Smokey Topaz.
• 20 Color2 SuperDuo beads: I used Opaque Luster Picasso.
• 10 Rizo beads (or SuperUno or more SuperDuo Beads): I used Iris.
• two small (2-4mm) jump rings
• a pair of earring findings

Step 1: Thread your needle with a yard of FireLine.

Leaving about a 6-inch tail, string a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead, a seed bead, a Color1 SuperDuo bead and a seed bead.

Tie the beads together with a double knot:

Step 2: Go back around through the beads that you strung in the last step, grab the tail thread and tie another knot:

Step 3: Go back through the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead, the seed bead and the inside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 4: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color1 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 5: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 6: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 7: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 8: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 9: String two Color2 SuperDuo beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 10: Go back around through the inside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo beads and the outside hole of the Color1 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED:

Step 11: Go back through the inside hole of the two Color2 SuperDuo beads highlighted in RED:

Step 12: Go around and through the outside hole of the same Color2 SuperDuo bead that you exited at the end of the last step (highlighted in RED):

Step 13: String a Rizo bead.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 14: String three seed beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 15: String a Rizo bead.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 16: String three seed beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 17: String a Rizo bead.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 18: String three seed beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 19: String a Rizo bead.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 20: String three seed beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 21: String a Rizo bead.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 22: String three seed beads.

Go through the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED:

Step 23: Go back through the Rizo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED:

Step 24: String three seed beads.

Go back up through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the Rizo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED.

As you pull tight, position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:

Step 25: String three seed beads.

Go back up through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the Rizo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted
in RED.

Again, as you pull tight, position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:

Step 26: String two seed beads.

Go through the jump ring and then back down through the last seed bead that you just strung:

Step 27: String a seed bead.

Go back down through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the Rizo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED.

Step 28: String three seed beads.

Go back down through the seed bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead, the Rizo bead, the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead and the seed bead highlighted in RED, pulling tight as you position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:

Step 29: String three seed beads.

Go back through the seed bead and the outside hole of the Color2 SuperDuo bead highlighted in RED, pulling tight as you position the three seed beads with your fingers so that they form an angular “v”:

Step 30: Go back around through the outer ring of beads highlighted in RED
and the jump ring:

Weave your way back into your earring, knot and cut your thread. Repeat for tail thread from Step 1. Attach your earring finding to the jump ring.


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