Bird of Paradise Earrings

Beads of a feather flock together in the eye-catching Bird of Paradise earrings. Bright rich jewel tones and sparkling crystals highlight the feather-like shape of this boho-style earring. The length is perfect for summer parties, festivals, and concerts. Combining delicate drops (DP), size 8/0 triangles (TR8), and stunning 5mm Swarovski crystal bicones, you will use Double St. Petersburg stitch to create these feather-light beauties. Try this design with bold contrasting colors or soft tropical tones. Need inspiration? Check out all of our color ways at the bottom of this post or have fun choosing your own.

Bird of Paradise Earring Materials

Materials:
TR8-10F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Flame Red - 1 tube
11-10F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Flame Red Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-961: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Bright Sterling Plated - 1 tube
285-040: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal - 10 pieces
CLBD-R: C-lon Red Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 pieces
505-016: Gold Embroidery Scissor


For an illustrated diagram of the Bird of Paradise Earrings please visit our page on double St. Petersburg stitch.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

1. Cut approximately 6ft. of thread and string on six 11/0 seed beads. Bring the beads to the center of the thread.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

2. String through all six beads again to form a loop.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

3. String through one additional 11/0 so that the thread exits the same 11/0 in opposite directions.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

4. Pull threads to tighten. Once the earring is finished this loop will attach to the earwire.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

5. Using the right hand thread, add 6 of the size 8 Triangle beads (TR8).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

6. Turn the needle so it is going from left to right. Loop back through the two center TR8 beads (Beads 3 and 4 of the six just added). This will pull the fifth and sixth beads under beads 3 and 4 to form a square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

7. Add one Drop bead (DP)

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

8. Stitch back through the upper row of four TR8s. Exit the beads just under the loop of 11/0 seed beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

9. Pull the thread tight so the drop bead nestles into the end of the TR8 bead.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

10. Add one 5mm Swarovski crystal bicone.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

11. Bring the needle down through the two TR8s making up the bottom row of the previously formed square (from step 6).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

12. Pull the thread to secure the 5mm crystal.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

13. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

14. Going from left to right, stitch back down through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

15. This will pull the last two TR8 beads (of the four just added) under the first two TR8s forming another square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

16. Add one drop bead.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

17. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

18. Add one 5mm crystal bicone.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

19. Bring the needle down through the two TR8s making up the bottom row of the previously formed square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

20. Pull the thread to secure the crystal.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

21. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

22. Going from left to right, stitch back down through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

23. This will pull the last two TR8 beads (of the four just added) under the first two TR8s forming another square. Pull the thread to keep even tension.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

24. Add one drop bead.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

25. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

26. Pull to secure.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

27. Add one 5mm bicone. Turn the needle and go down through the two TR8 beads from the square formed in the previous row.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

28. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

29. Going from left to right, stitch back down through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

30. Pull thread to secure and add two drop beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

31. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

32. Pull to secure, both drops should nestle into the TR8.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

33. Add one 5mm bicone. Turn the needle and go down through the two TR8 beads from the square formed in the previous row.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

34. Now pick up the left hand piece of thread and add six TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

35. Moving from right to left stitch through the center two TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

36. Pull tight to secure and form a small square of beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

37. Add one Drop bead. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

38. Turn needle and go down into the closest 5mm crystal.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

39. Going from right to left bring the needle down through the two TR8s making up the bottom row of the previously formed square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

40. Pull to secure.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

41. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

42. Going from right to left, stitch back through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added, forming a square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

43. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

44. Again turn the needle and go down through the closest 5mm crystal bicone (second from the top). Continue through the two TR8s making up the bottom row of the previously formed square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

45. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

46. Going from right to left, stitch back through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added, forming a square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

47. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

48. Again turn the needle and go down through the closest 5mm crystal bicone (third from the top). Continue through the two TR8 beads from the previously formed square (to the lower left).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

49. Add four TR8 beads.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

50. Going from right to left, stitch back through the first two TR8 beads of the four just added, forming a square.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

51. Add two drops

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

52. Stitch back up through the four TR8 beads that the thread just exited.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

53. Again turn the needle and go down through the closest 5mm crystal bicone (fourth from the top). Continue through the two TR8 beads from the previously formed square (to the lower left).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

54. This completes the left side of the earring.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

55. Add one TR8 bead, three drop beads, and one TR8 bead to the thread on the right.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

56. Cross the left thread through all the beads on the right thread creating a loop.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

57. Pull both threads to tighten the loop and bring the beads up to the earring.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

58. With the thread on the right (and going from right to left) stitch up through the last two TR8’s that sit just below the fourth crystal.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

59. Add one crystal.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

60. Stitch up through the bottom three TR8 beads going from right to left.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

61. Pull to secure.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

62. With the thread on the left side of the earring, stitch up through the the last two TR8’s (the ones sitting slightly below the fourth crystal).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

63. Turn the needle and stitch down through the 5th crystal bicone.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

64. Turn to the left and stitch up through the closest three TR8 beads going from left to right.

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

65. Weave both threads back up through the earring towards the top loop of 11/0s. Visit our page on double St. Petersburg stitch to see an illustration of the recommended thread path).

5mm Swarovski crystal earrings

66. Tie threads together in a square knot on one side of the top loop and put a dot of Hypo cement to secure. Trim ends and attach earwires.



Other colorways:

Harvest
Harvest Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-2422F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Topaz - 1 tube
11-4F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Dark Gold Miyuki Seed Beads - 1 tube
DP-462: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Metallic Gold Iris - 1 tube
285-000: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Amethyst - 10 pieces
CLBD-GO: C-Lon Gold Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-104: 14k Gold-Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Champagne
Champagne Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-1821: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Spkl Silver Gray Lined Aqua AB - 1 tube
11-2605: 11/0 Spkl Aqua Green Lined Crystal AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-193F: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Matte 24kt Gold Light Plated - 1 tube
285-170: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Light Peach - 10 pieces
CLBD-LBR: C-Lon Light Brown Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-104: 14k Gold-Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Daquiri
Daquiri Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-1801F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Chartreuse - 1 tube
DPF-32: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Raspberry Lined Smoky Amethyst - 1 tube
11-14F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Chartreuse Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
285-090: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Fuchsia - 10 pieces
CLBD-LBR: C-lon Light Brown Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Dewdrop
Dewdrop Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-1527: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Spkl Celery Lined Crystal - 1 tube
11-2604: 11/0 Spkl Celery Lined Crystal AB Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-2440: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Tr Gray Rainbow Luster - 1 tube
285-305: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Violet - 10 pieces
CLBD-BE: C-Lon Beige Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Dragon
Dragon Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-2008: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Metallic Patina Iris - 1 tube
11-2008: 11/0 Matte Metallic Patina Iris Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-1881: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Tr Silver Gray Gold Luster - 1 tube
285-071: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Crystal Dorado 2x - 10 pieces
CLBD-CH: C-Lon Charcoal Gray Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-104: 14k Gold-Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Emerald City
Emerald City Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-1817: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Spkl Topaz Lined Chartreuse Luster - 1 tube
11-4507: 11/0 Tr Green Picasso Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-4507: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Tr Green Picasso - 1 tube
285-080: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Emerald - 10 pieces
CLBD-GO: C-Lon Gold Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-104: 14k Gold-Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Frozen
Frozen Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-23F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Lt Blush - 1 tube
11-23F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Lt Blush Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-20: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Mint Green Lined Aqua - 1 tube
285-025: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Blue Zircon - 10 pieces
CLBD-LBR: C-Lon Light Brown Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-104: 14k Gold-Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Hero
Hero Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-10F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Flame Red - 1 tube
11-10F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Flame Red Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DP-961: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Bright Sterling Plated - 1 tube
285-040: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Caribbean Blue Opal - 10 pieces
CLBD-R: C-lon Red Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Pina Colada
Pina Colada Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-1101F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Crystal - 1 tube
11-1F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Crystal Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-26: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Apricot Lined Yellow - 1 tube
285-330: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Indicolite - 10 pieces
CLBD-WH: C-Lon White Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces


Tropicana
Tropicana Bird of Paradise Crystal Earrings

Materials:
TR8-6F: Miyuki 8/0 Triangle Matte Silverlined Yellow - 1 tube
11-6F: 11/0 Matte Silverlined Yellow Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
DPF-50: Miyuki 3.4mm Drop Bead Electric Pink Lined Lt Topaz - 1 tube
285-220: 5mm Swarovski Crystal Bicone Peridot - 10 pieces
CLBD-DCR: C-Lon Dark Cream Size D - 1 bobbin
193-103: Japanese Beading Needles
191-100: Sterling Silver Earwire with Loop - 2 Pieces