Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 2    GF 3mm Bead Earwire    (90-3120-02)
  • 2    Bow Bead    (94-5610-26)
  • 2    Swarovski 5328 4mm Crystal, Siam
  • 20    Swarovski 5328 4mm Crystal, Emerald
  • 10”   24ga Artistic Wire, non-tarnish brass

Tools

  • flush cutters
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • Sharpie marker or similar to use as a mandrel

Skill Level: Easy Peasy

Finished Size: Approx. 2”

Designer: TierraCast

Watch our technique videos playlist on YouTube (look for video on wrapped loops).

 

Tip: Handle wire gently to avoid work-hardening and breaking. Tip: Handle wire gently to avoid work-hardening and breaking. 

 

Steps

  1. Cut wire in half.
  2. Pick up one piece of wire and make a right-angle bend at the center.
  3. Using the Sharpie as a mandrel and rolling towards outside of bend, form one end of the wire into a large loop, finishing with tails crossed at right angles. (Fig 1)r-w-fig1.jpg
  4. String 10 green crystals onto looped wire, then secure as with a wrapped loop. Trim excess wire.
  5. String one red crystal and one bow bead onto straight end of wire, then secure with a wrapped loop. Trim excess wire.
  6. Attach one earwire to loop.
  7. Repeat Steps 2-6 for second earring.

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