Preciosa Seed Beads Flower Earrings Jewellery Making Project
March 20, 20233 min read
The magic of the humble Seed Bead is that it can be used in any number of beading techniques to create a broad range of jewellery styles. Beaded jewellery like the pair of cute daisy chain earrings you’ll find in this craft tutorial are full of the joys of spring and can be as complex or simple as you like, to suit your crafting level. Simply follow the steps provided in this short jewellery making guide and once you are happy you know the basics, we encourage you to explore different colour combinations and enjoy the sheer versatility found with Preciosa seed beads disarming simplicity, the only limit is your imagination!
The full list of Preciosa seed beads, components and tools needed to complete this project can be found below. If you click on the product description (link), the respective product page will open, where each item can be viewed and added to cart:
Once you have chosen your colours, you can start stringing your beads onto the beading thread. Start with the bead that will form the centre of your flower and string it onto the thread. Then, add the next 4 beads in the flower's petal color to one side of the centre bead.
Shape the petals
After you have strung the petal beads onto the thread, you can shape them to form half of the flower design by pulling the thread back through the centre bead and creating a loop. Then, add 3 more petal beads to the other side of the centre bead to complete the flower.
Repeat the pattern.
For this deign repeat the pattern 3 times to create the appearance of a short daisy chain. On the middle flower invert the colours to add further interest to the pattern. When your daisy chain is as long as desired, tie off the illusion cord and hide the tail of the cord by passing it back through several beads so that it is lost in the design and not poking out.
Create a loop at the top.
The holes in seed beads are very small and standard jump rings are too thick to pass through them, especially when there is already thread or cord in the available space. So instead, use extremely fine artistic wire that matches the colour of your ear wire and thread it through the top petal bead of your design and loop it into a tiny figure of eight using round nose pliers and wrap the excess three times around the middle for stability.
Connect the loop to the ear wire.
Using a combination of the round nose and chain nose pliers, gently twist open the loop at the bottom of the Post and Scroll Ear wire, then thread on the seed bead flower pendant. Be sure to always use a twisting motion when opening loops and not a pulling motion as that will warp and weaken the metal. Once fully connected it should look something like this:
Congratulations you have completed the project!
Watching intricate designs come together using such simple components is extremely satisfying and can grow into a true love affair with the wider craft of jewellery making. If this has piqued your interest, we recommend you look at our highly active social media channels on Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and TikTok where we upload frequent bite sized tutorials on how to make the most of what you’ll find on our Bluestreak Crystals website.