Earrings with Flowers from Rocaille Seed Beads
Size 3 rocaille seed beads are threaded onto a piece of jewellery wire. Flowers are made as you go along using a simple technique. A French earwire is attached afterwards.
How to do it
Cut a 20-25 cm piece of jewellery wire. Using long chain nose pliers, squeeze a crimp bead around the end of the wire. Thread three gold beads onto the jewellery wire (these form the space between each flower).
Making the flower: four rose and one gold bead. Push the needle through the first rose bead and tighten (= half a flower).
Add another three rose beads and push the needle through the bead above.
Continue with three gold beads (for the space between each flower) and flowers until you have made six flowers. Finish with a crimp bead. Attach a French earwire and a round jump ring in the middle of the jewellery wire, so that there are three flowers on each side.
An alternative option: Assemble the ends by squeezing the bead tips around the crimp beads at each end and then gather these with a round jump ring and a French earwire.