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Iris Beaded Earrings Tutorial l26

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Iris Beaded Earrings Tutorial l26
Iris Beaded Earrings Tutorial l26
Iris Beaded Earrings Tutorial l26

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • circular b rickstitch around a ring

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the flower Iris, here is a pair of blue and yellow colored beaded earring! The Iris beaded earrings are created using Circular Brickstitch around a ring.

Unlike regular hoop earrings the edges are embellished with bicones to mimic a flower. With this tutorial, you'll learn techniques on how to adjust and use both Increase and Decrease Brickstitch to make the beads fit and create almost perfect rounds of beads.

The number of beads for every round suggested in this tutorial may be differ than the number of beads you may need, if you use a different brand of beads as every brand has a slight difference in size. You can also create a variation of the design and create your own edging than what is shown and taught in this tutorial, but the techniques used will be the same.

The tutorial is catered for intermediate. For beginners you can consider this tutorial your 1st step in honing your Brickstitch skills, if you already have a basic knowledge of Brickstitch. It has in-depth instructions and ultra-clear, close-up photos at each step. Additionally, you can ask me question you have on the tutorial. No more getting stuck and frustrated on a confusing or just plain inaccurate pattern.


  • 11/0 Dandelion Toho round seed beads
  • 8/0 Opaque Frosted Navy Blue Toho round seed beads
  • 11/0 Opaque Navy Blue Toho round seed beads
  • 5mm yellow bicone crystals
  • 2 pcs 21ga jump ring
  • 2 ear wires
  • 2 pcs 36 inches beading thread
  • 2 8mm closed jump rings
  • Beading Needle
  • Scissor
  • Flat nose pliers

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