Earrings: Beaded Dahlia Drops

Beaded Dahlia Dangle Earrings

Warm, late summer colors and a love of dahlias were in the inspiration for these earrings. Beaded in circular brick stitch around a golden czech glass round bead.


After a visit to the late summer dahlia fields I came home with lots of ideas for incorporating their symphony of color and pattern into beaded jewelry. This design for beaded earrings is a Native American classic style, and suggests the expanding layers of dahlia petals, but in a simple form.

The method used is brickstitch, and the beads are stitched, like radiating auras, around a pretty czech glass melon bead in a medium shade of mustard gold. I love these later summer hues of rich subtle plum, mustard and turquoise blue. More mustard gold and a sparkly blue czech glass crystal is in the beaded dangle at the end. The earrings are lightweight, with an earthy but feminine mystique!

Length: From the earlobe these earrings hang at about 2.5 inches. (see picture)

Materials: Japanese glass seed beads, czech glass beads, a porcelain disk in antique silver tone; and earwires are bronze coated steel. (Earwires can always be changed to your preference.)

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