Tropical Wave Earrings

Make a splash wherever you travel in these fun and easy-to-make Tropical Wave earrings and show off some bright summer colors. Use two sizes of Miyuki Twisted Bugles (TW2012 and TW206), Miyuki 11/0 seed beads, and Miyuki Drop Beads (DP) to create these bold and playful earrings.

Twisted Bugle Tropical Wave Earring Materials

Materials:
TW206-1710: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Bead Dyed Transparent Montana - 1 tube
TW2012-1710: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Bead Dyed Transparent Montana - 1 tube
DP-143F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Chartreuse - 1 tube
11-4461: 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Tea Rose Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-17: Dark Blue Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

1. Begin with about 2.5ft of thread. Working in the center of your thread (so you have enough length to work from either end) string on one 12mm long bugle (TW2012) one 11/0 seed bead and another 12mm bugle.

Twisted Bugle Tropical Wave Earring Instructions

2. Now add 14 more 11/0 seed beads.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Directions

3. Pass your thread through the first bugle and 11/0 forming a loop. Once pulled tight your beads should form a teardrop shape and your needle and thread will be coming out of the 11/0 at its tip.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring DIY

4. Add six more 11/0 seed beads.

Tropical Wave Earring Directions

5. Go back into the 11/0 at the tip of the teardrop.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

6. Pull tight to form another loop and go through all six beads again to reinforce.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Directions

7. Bring thread down through the long bugle and through two 11/0 seed beads. (At this point you can work from either side of your thread just make sure you are starting from the correct position in the 11/0 seed beads.)

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

8. Add one short 6mm bugle (TW206) on drop bead (DP) and another 6mm bugle.

Miyuki Tropical Wave Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

9. Go back through the first of the two 11/0s to the right of your thread.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

10. Once through the 11/0, go back up the closest 6mm bugle.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

11. As you pull it tight you will see your thread looped around the 11/0 anchoring the bugle into place.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

12. Pass through the drop bead and down the second 6mm bugle.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

13. Bring the needle in between the two 11/0's and pass through the second one form right to left anchoring the second bugle.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

14. Go back up through the second bugle.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

15. You are now in place to add your next beads.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

16. Add one drop bead (DP) and one 6mm bugle (TW206)

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

17. Pass through the next 11/0 (third from the right) going from left the right and then back up through the bugle.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

18. Make sure to pull tight after each step.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

19. Add another drop and another 6mm bugle and pass through the next 11/0 from left to right.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

20. Go back up through the bugle you just added.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

21. Pull tight.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

22. Continue adding beads in this way.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

23. When you have added bugles to all the 11/0 seed beads you will need to sew in the threads. It is helpful to reinforce the structure of the earring by going around the center teardrop shape (TW2012 and 11/0 seeds) several times.

Miyuki Twisted Bugle Earring Instructions

24. Trim off the threads and add an earwire to the loop at the top.

Twisted Bugle Earrings


Other colorways:

Blueberry Lime
Twisted Bugle Earrings Blueberry Lime

Materials:
TW206-261F: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Matte Tr. Sapphire AB - 1 tube
TW2012-261F: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Matte Tr. Sapphire AB - 1 tube
DPF-27: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Chartreuse - 1 tube
11-4262: 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Rose Copper Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-16: Peridot Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Watermelon
Twisted Bugle Earrings Watermelon

Materials:
TW206-179: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Tr. Green AB - 1 tube
TW2012-179: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Tr. Green AB - 1 tube
DPF-03: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Pink Lined Smoky Amethyst - 1 tube
11-4239: 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Hibiscus Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-16: Peridot Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Cherry Apple
Cherry Apple Tropical Wave Earrings

Materials:
TW206-258F: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Matte Chartreuse AB - 1 tube
TW2012-258F: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Matte Chartreuse AB - 1 tube
DP-140FR: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Tr. Red Orange AB - 1 tube
11-147F: 11/0 Matte Tr. Emerald Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-16: Peridot Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Passion FruitPassion Fruit Tropical Wave Earrings

Materials:
TW206-1721: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Tr. Dk Purple - 1 tube
TW2012-1721: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Tr. Dk Purple - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
11-4247: 11/0 Duracoat S/L Dyed Peony Pink Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-07: Pink Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


Blue RaspberryBlue Raspberry Tropical Wave Earrings

Materials:
TW206-1710: Miyuki 2x6mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Tr Montana - 1 tube
TW2012-1710: Miyuki 2x12mm Twisted Bugle Dyed Tr Montana - 1 tube
DP-143F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte Transparent Chartreuse - 1 tube
11-4461: 11/0 Duracoat Opaque Tea Rose Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
193-105: Japanese Thin Beading Needle
MNT-17: Dark Blue Miyuki Nylon Beading Thread - 1 bobbin
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor