Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings Tutorial

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Hello everyone! In today’s video I will show you how to make the Royal Plumage beaded earrings, which are inspired by the Eureka Crystal Beads Collection of the same name. The colors evoke thoughts of the rich shades of blue, green, and gold, which are found in regal peacock feathers. If you’re looking for a unique way to bezel a 12mm crystal rivoli, I think you will enjoy checking out this new design. Please see below for the full list of materials, and product links:

Materials List

Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings Steps

In the video tutorial, you will see how to create the Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings pattern in clear, step-by-step detail. You will begin by creating the beaded portion that will frame the front of the 12mm crystal rivoli.

Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings - FRONT
Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings – FRONT

Next, the crystal will be inserted, face down, and you will continue to complete the beading on the back, which will encase the stone, and hold it securely in place.

Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings - BACK
Royal Plumage Beaded Earrings – BACK

The final step is to add the wire guard, and ear wire finding. In this demonstration, I use lever-back style earring findings, but feel free to use a different style of findings that you are most comfortable with. T

he wire guards provide added reinforcement to the piece at one of its potentially weakest points; where the finding could pull on the beadwork. I love using wire guards because they take the brunt of any stress where the finding could pull on the thread itself. If you don’t intent to use wire guards, feel free to use 

Royal Plumage Collection Contents

Eureka Crystal Beads came out with unique collection of high-quality beads, stones, and findings, in January 2020, and for a limited time it is still available. If it is retired by the time you are reading this post, though, you may still be able to get your hands on very similar products, and simply purchase them individually. In fact, ECB plans to leave the collection pages in tact with individual contents still listed, for your info.

Be advised, though, some items and colors may change slightly over time, due to availability of products. Here are some of the lovely items that came in the version of the Royal Plumage Collection that I received. In fact, you may also watch the complete unboxing video on my Youtube channel.

CRYSTAL AZURE BLUE #1122 12mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli
CRYSTAL AZURE BLUE #1122 12mm Swarovski Crystal Rivoli
JET AB2X #5328 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads
JET AB2X #5328 4mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Beads

Royal Plumage Collection by Eureka Crystal Beads

The stunning creature stands before you, a vision in green iridescence with a riot of blue spotted feathers. He is watchful, patient; his tail has the eyes of the stars. You hold your breath and just like that he is gone. You know you’ve been in the presence of a wild nobility. Hold your breath in the presence of these intense saturated blues, iridescent greens and regal aquamarine with crowning gold tones and deep velvety black accents. You will feel that you're in the presence of true royalty. Inspired by the brilliant feathers of the peacock, this collection evokes the ancient symbolism of this magnificent creature including vision, royalty, spirituality, awakening, guidance, protection, and watchfulness.

If you Like this Tutorial...

While you’re here, check out the Sweet Dreams Earrings Tutorial, which is also based on the contents of a Eureka Crystal Beads Collection, called Serene Lavender.

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