Easy Seed Bead Earrings

Free Seed Bead Patterns!

Learn how to create seed bead earrings with my free beaded earring patterns. Step by step instructions with jewelry making ideas that are basic beading for beginners.

Seed beads are the very tiny beads which are used in many bead projects, they come in lovely colors and are very popular in beading.

Like these earrings there are many seed bead patterns which you can either copy the design or create your own variation by using different colored shapes and sizes of the beads.

Let’s Start Creating Seed Bead Earrings!

Earring Making Supplies


Seed Bead Earrings
Jewelry Making Tools

Beginner Jewelry Making Instructions

Step 1. Cut the tigertail into four 23 cm (9 inches) pieces.

Step 2. You can layout your design on a beading board or mat in the order in which they will be threaded.

By doing this you can re-arrange them until you are happy with your design.

Step 3. Thread two pieces of tigertail through the ear wire loop and fold over so the ends meet.

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Step 4. Thread one bead and one crimp over the four ends and slide them up towards the top so there is only a small loop at the ear wire end. Use your crimping pliers to secure the crimp.

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Tip

if you are new to crimping then learn how to use your crimping pliers.



Step 5. Sort your beads so there are equal amounts for each earring. Start with one wire and thread a few of your beads in random order or your design followed by a crimp. Secure the crimp.

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Step 6. Thread some more beads and one crimp onto the wire, leave a gap between the last set of beads and this set, secure the crimp. Leave a gap and add another group of beads, secure the crimp at the required length.

Step 7. Cut off any excess tigertail below the crimp.

Tip

I have a special pair of marked wire cutters that I only use for cutting tiger tail as this wire can take the edge off the blade.


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Step 8. For each of the other three strands add your beads in random order and create different groups with space between each one and vary the length of each wire.

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Step 9. Repeat the instructions for your second earring.

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Let’s Continue Creating Bead Earrings!

Earring Making Supplies

  • 14 x Head pins 45mm (1.77 inches)
  • Bead mix of your choice
  • 2 x 7 link pieces of 3mm chain
  • 2 x Ear wires
Seed Bead Earrings
Jewelry Making Tools

Beginner Jewelry Making Instructions

Step 1. You can layout your design on a beading board or mat in the order in which they will be threaded.

By doing this you can re-arrange them until you are happy with your design.

Step 2.

Attach the chain to each of your ear wires.

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Step 3. Thread a combination of beads on to 7 x head pins.

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Step 4. With each head pin create a loop and attach one to each loop of the chain.

Tip

If you are new to creating a loop then learn how with these easy instructions.




Step 5. Repeat the instructions for your second earring.

Seed Bead Earrings
Seed Bead Earrings

Another Seed Bead Earrings Pattern!

Making Earrings is very rewarding as they are one of the simplest pieces of beaded jewelry to create.

Here is another to add to your collection of seed bead patterns, you can choose your own variety of beads to suit the design.

Earring Making Supplies Required

  • 2 x 7 mm pink pearls
  • 40 x 2mm white pearls
  • 36 x size 10 pink seed beads
  • 36 x size 14 pink seed beads
  • 36 x 3mm silver jump rings
  • 36 x 50cm silver head pins
  • 2 x 37.5cm silver eye pins
  • 2 x pieces of chain with 10 loops each
  • 2 x silver ear hooks
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Jewelry Making Tools

  • Round Nosed Pliers
  • Chain Nosed Pliers
  • Wire Cutters


Step 1. Begin by placing your beads on a beading mat to prevent them from rolling away. Choose your head pins fine enough to fit the diameter of the beads.

Thread onto an eye pin 1 x white pearl, 1 x 7mm pink pearl, 1 x white pearl and form a basic loop attaching this to one end of the chain.

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Step 2. With your round nosed pliers open the loop on your ear hook and attach the eye pin end, close loop.

Tip

It is easier to use two chain nosed pliers to open and close the links of the chain.

Follow these instructions.



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Step 3. Individually thread onto the head pins 1 x size 10 pink seed bead, 1 x 2mm white pearl, 1 x size 14 pink seed bead.

Form a wrapped loop, cut off excess wire. Repeat for a total of 36 head pins.

Wire Wrapping

Step 4. Open a jump ring, attach it to a completed head pin and also attach to the bottom of the large pearl eye pin, close jump ring.

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Step 5. At the bottom link of the chain open a jump ring and attach a head pin and close the ring.

For each chain link attach 2 x split rings together with 2 x completed head pins.

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Step 6. Repeat above instructions for your Seed Bead Earrings to complete the matching earring.

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This completes the instructions for creating seed bead earrings, so gather your beads and have fun.



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