Design Instructions

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Supplies Needed

  • 2    Bee Button    (94-6604-18)
  • 2    French Hook Ear Wire w/2mm Copper Bead, Niobium Copper    (90-5128-11)
  • 4    Round Jump Ring 19ga 5.5mm ID   (01-0025-18)
  • 2    Czech Glass 7mm Flower Bead (Hibiscus Flower Beads from Raven's Journey shown)
  • 2    Citrine 6x9mm Top-drilled Gemstone Drops
  • 24ga Craft Wire, copper

Tools

  • Chain nose pliers (2)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Approx. 2"

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Bee Button Earrings PDF

Demo Video: Buttons as Earring Focals

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for videos on jump rings and wrapped loops).

 

Steps

  1. Cut one 4" piece of craft wire.
  2. String one end of wire through hole of one citrine drop about 1 1/2". Bend both sides of wire up to frame top of drop, then wrap short side of wire twice around longer side. Trim excess from short side after wrapping. 
  3. String one flower bead onto longer side of wire. Allowing about 1/16" of space above flower bead, bend wire over at right angle and use round nose pliers to form wrapped loop. Trim excess wire.
  4. Open one jump ring and attach wrapped loop. Before closing jump ring attach to shank of one button. Close jump ring. 
  5. Open one jump ring and attach to button shank above jump ring placed in Step 4, making sure Bee Button is right side up. Before closing attach loop of one ear wire. Close jump ring.
  6. Repeat Steps 1-5 for second earring.

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