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:
☆ 2 – 12mm Swarovski Crystal Rivolis
☆ 12 – 4mm Crystal Bicone Beads
☆ 12 – MiniDuo Beads
☆ TOHO 11/0 Demi Round Seed Beads
☆ 2 – 4.5x5mm Wire Guards
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.
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.
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.
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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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