Magatama Earrings

These two styles of earring made with Miyuki 4mm Magatama beads capture the true beauty of this delicately shaped bead. Whether you choose the Flower Petal Hoops or the Dewdrop Earrings, you are sure to create a style that you'll want to wear again and again.


Flower Petal Hoops

Our Flower Petal Hoops with Miyuki 4mm Magatama beads are both fun and stylish. They are large enough to make a statement, but delicate enough for everyday wear. Unlike some larger style hoops, the flower petal hoops are light weight and perfect for all day wear.

Materials:
MA4-2161: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Garnet Lined Light Topaz AB - 1 tube
11-2075: 11/0 Matte Opaque Cobalt Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
192-550-AC: 33mm Antique Copper Hammered Circle - 2 pcs
192-531-AC: Antique Copper Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
WR-26-C: Copper 26ga Wire - 1 spool

Flower Petal Hoop Materials

When the Magatama beads are wire wrapped, they fan delicately to form the prettiest of petals around the metal hoops. You will be using one long piece of fine wire to securely wrap each set of beads around the hoop. Practice making your wire wraps tight before getting started to ensure that your "petals" sit correctly around the hoops. Wrap them too loose and they will be wiggly and flop forward (not a good look!)

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

You will want to cut yourself an arm span of wire and begin tightly coiling starting at the top of your hoop. Once you have 4 tight wraps you will clip the tail and use flat nose pliers to press the sharp bit into the hoop. Use your finger to check that there isn't any sharp bits that could snag scarves or clothing.

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

Now using your long secured piece of wire, you're ready to add your first petal section. Slide on an 11/0 seed bead, a Magatama bead, and another 11/0 seed bead. You will want to "pinch" the beads and the hoop between your finger so that the Magatama bead is sticking outward. Pinching them before wrapping the section will keep the beads right where you want them. (Be careful that your 11/0s aren't sneaking into the holes of your Magatama beads.)

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

As you pinch your beads in place take your wire and tightly coil again around your hoop four times. As you bring the wire through your hoop each time, take care that the wire doesn't kink. If you DO get a kink, not to worry, you can use a wire straightener to smooth things out again. Your first petal is now secure.

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions


Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

Magatama Petal Hoop Instructions

When you get back around to the beginning, you'll want to leave room for your ear wire. End your hoop by filling in the rest with tight coils. Clip off your tail with the cutters and just like at the beginning tap in any tail left still sticking out using your flat nose pliers. Attach your earwires and enjoy!


Other colorways:

Matte Black Aurora Borealis
Flower Petal Hoops Long Magatama Earrings

Materials:
MA4-401FR: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Matte Black Aurora Borealis - 1 tube
11-24: 11/0 Silverlined Amethyst Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
192-550-AB: 33mm Antique Brass Hammered Circle - 2 pcs
192-531-AB: Antique Brass Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
WR-26-RB: Tarnish-Resist Brass 26ga Wire - 1 spool


Seafoam Green
Long Magatama Flower Petal Hoops in Matte Seafoam Green

Materials:
MA4-2104F: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Matte Sea Glass Green - 1 tube
11-371: 11/0 Pale Moss Green Luster Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
192-550-MG: 33mm Matte Gold Hammered Circle - 2 pcs
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
WR-26-RB: Tarnish-Resist Brass 26ga Wire - 1 spool


Aqua Lavender
Long Magatama Flower Petal Hoops in Blue

Materials:
MA4-F47: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Lavender Lined Aqua - 1 tube
11-1477: 11/0 Dyed Opaque Bright Purple Miyuki Seed Bead - 1 tube
192-550-AS: 33mm Antique Silver Hammered Circle - 2 pcs
191-100: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
WR-26-SP: Silver Plated 26ga Wire - 1 spool


Peach Coral
Long Magatama Flower Petal Hoops in Peach Coral

Materials:
MA4-2102F: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Matte Tr Lt Peach - 1 tube
11-407FR: Miyuki 11/0 Matte Op Vermillion Red AB Seed Bead - 1 tube
192-550-MG: 33mm Matte Gold Hammered Circle - 2 pcs
192-531-MG: Matte Gold Earwire with Ball - 2 pieces
520-052: Xuron Micro Shear Flush Cutter
520-055: Xuron Tweezer Nose Pliers
WR-26-RB: Tarnish-Resist Brass 26ga Wire - 1 spool


Dewdrop Earrings

Our linked Dewdrop Earrings are just another easy way to display the 4mm Magatama beads. They move beautifully when worn and have a very organic appeal.


Materials:
MA4-F31: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Mint Green Lined Sapphire - 1 tube
192-512-AC: Antique Copper Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
192-531-AC: Antique Copper Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs
520-050: Xuron Tweezer Bent Nose Pliers


Using two pairs of bent nose pliers you'll start by opening each ring, adding two beads per ring and linking the rings together as you go.

Chain Maille Dewdrop Earrings
Dewdrop Earrings with Magatamas
Magatama bead Dewdrop Earrings


Take care that you connect each ring between the two beads on the previous ring. Each earring consists of 10 jump rings with beads. Lastly you will add your ear wires.

Chain Maille Dewdrop Earrings
Dewdrop Earrings with Magatamas
Magatama bead Dewdrop Earrings


These swingy earrings are perfect for work or for play. Try making them in a few different colors to be sure you've got a match for every outfit.


Other colorways:

Matte Gold
Dewdrop Earrings with Magatamas in Matte Gold

Materials:
MA4-193F: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Matte 24kt Gold Light Plated - 1 tube
192-512-S: Silver Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
191-100: Sterling Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Pink Amethyst
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in Pink

Materials:
MA4-F03: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Pink Lined Smoky Amethyst - 1 tube
192-512-MG: Matte Gold Jump Rings 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
191-104: 14kt Gold Filled Earwire with Loop - 2 pcs


Aqua Ombre
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in Aqua Ombre

Materials:
MA4-2154: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Tr Lt Aqua Green AB - 1 tube
MA4-18: Miyuki 4mm Magatama S/L Aqua - 1 tube
MA4-25: Miyuki 4mm Magatama S/L Capri Blue - 1 tube
192-512-AS: Antique Silver Jump Ring 6mm - 20 pcs
192-531-AS: Antique Silver Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs


Blue Aqua
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in Blue Aqua

Materials:
MA4-F31: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Mint Green Lined Sapphire - 1 tube
192-512-AC: Antique Copper Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
192-531-AC: Antique Copper Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs


Gold Ombre
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in Gold Ombre

Materials:
MA4-6: Miyuki 4mm Magatama S/L Yellow - 1 tube
MA4-971: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Copper Lined Pale Amber - 1 tube
192-512-MG: Matte Gold Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
192-531-MG: Matte Gold Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs


Rococo
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in Rococo

Materials:
MA4-2035: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Matte Met Khaki Iris - 1 tube
192-512-AB: Antique Brass Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
192-531-AB: Antique Brass Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs


Smoke
Magatama Dewdrop Earrings in smoke

Materials:
MA4-2136: Miyuki 4mm Magatama Tr Lt Gray AB - 1 tube
192-512-S: Silver Plated Jump Ring 6mm 18ga - 20 pcs
192-531-S: Silver Plated Earwire with Ball - 2 pcs


Dewdrop Earrings Magatamas

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