- 8/0 seed beads Toho "Nickel Plated" (711)
- 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Nickel Plated" (DB21)
- 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Black" (DB10)
- 11/0 Miyuki Delica beads "Opaque Dyed Maroon" (DB654)
I blogged the other day HERE about the sample earring that I had made in this colorway. After making the second earring, I painted the backs of them with clear nail polish to make them more rigid. I do that with all of my Russian Leaf earrings now. I bought Sally Hansen brand at Walmart because it was the cheapest kind they had. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the strong nail polish odor dissipated within about an hour. I had previously used an old bottle of Love My Nails brand and it took at least a day for the odor to go away.
Watch Jill Wiseman's YouTube video tutorial HERE and download her free PDF HERE. You will need to use Jill Wiseman's tutorial but make them with seven rows instead of nine as Jill instructs. You can buy Delica beads at Red Panda, Aura Crystals, Supply Emporium and Baubles & Beads.