Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 6    Leaf Link    (94-3242-12)
  • 2    Acorn 8mm Bead Cap    (94-5862-12)
  • 2    Scalloped 4mm Bead Cap    (94-5596-12)
  • 2    Head Pin 22ga 2"    (01-0036-01)
  • 4    Jump Ring 20ga 3x2mm ID    (01-0016-01)
  • 2    Niobium Regular Loop Ear Wire, Grey     (90-5170-01)
  • 2    8mm Wood Bead, Brown

Tools

  • chain nose pliers (2)
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2"

Designer: Kierston Aiello and Tracy Proctor

Download the Acorn Leaf Earrings PDF

Watch our technique videos TierraCast Blog (look for Simple Loops and Jump Rings).

Tip: If your wood beads have large holes, try stringing 2-3 size 11 or smaller seed beads onto the head pin to fit inside the bead hole. Works great to eliminate wobble!

Steps

  1. Onto one head pin string one scalloped bead cap, one wood bead (see tip), and one acorn bead cap. Bend wire over at right angle at top of bead cap. Use wire cutters to trim to about 3/8", then use round nose pliers to form simple loop.
  2. Open loop at top of acorn dangle and attach to one leaf link. Close loop.
  3. Open one jump ring and attach at top of leaf link. Before closing add a second leaf link. Close jump ring. Repeat to add third leaf link.
  4. Open loop of one ear wire and attach at top of earring. Close loop.
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for second earring.

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