Starfish Earrings with Superduos

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Don’t forget that the Sarcastic Beads and Yarn Spring 2016 Bead Challenge ends  this Friday. Entries can be submitted until 11:59 p.m. CST that night. You may submit as many entries as you like, up to three per day, per person. It’s worth entering just for a shot at that $250 prize pack of those yummy beads from Potomac Bead Company and the $50 gift certificate for the runner-up from Bello Modo!

Don’t forget that in order for your entry to qualify, you MUST be an email subscriber to this blog AND have liked my Facebook page, Becca’s Beaded Bangles HERE. Now, onto the pattern!

Starfish Earrings with Super Duos

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For personal use only, no mass production. Please contact me here if you are interested in teaching this.

 

Materials:

8/0 round seed beads (15)

11/0 seed beads (around 40)

Super Duos (30)

Fireline or Wildfire

Size 11/12 Beading Needle (I recommend Size 11 Tulip Beading Needles)

After threading a stop bead, add five 8/0 beads and go back through the 1st for a circle. (Fig. 1)

figure 1

Then string one 8/0 between each bead in the circle, forming a pentagon shape. (fig. 2). Add 2 superduos between each 8/0 (fig. 3). Between each pair of superduos insert one 8/0. (Fig. 4)

fig 2-4

Going through the second hole of a superduo right after the 8/0, insert a pair of superduos in each pair in the previous round. (Fig. 5). Add two other superduos over each pair in the previous round, and two 11/0 to the sides of each 8/0 (fig. 6). Place a superduo over each pair in the previous round and three 11/0 on the sides, moving the thread through the beads inserted in order to merge the four included in previous round of 11/0. (fig. 7)

fig 5-7

Insert three 11/0 on the sides of each superduo in the previous round (fig. 8), then two of the three pairs inserted (fig. 9) and finally into a last round insert one 8/0 among each pair of two of the previous round (fig. 10).

starfish last 3

Add a jump ring to one 8/0 and attach to an ear wire. Congratulations, you are done! Enjoy!

Starfish Superduo Earrings
Starfish Superduo Earrings

My friend Tina Pawass of Freebird’s Innovations tried out my pattern and turned it into a necklace and bracelet set!

Freebird's Innovations version of "Starfish Superduo" earrings AND a necklace!
Freebird’s Innovations version of “Starfish Superduo” earrings AND a necklace!

Until next time, stay smart, or stay smart sassy!

Becca

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