September 2020 Pretty Palette Design Challenge with Molly Schaller
2 links green acrylic chain 27mm wide
10 large amazonite teeth
2 13x16mm glass aqua luster egg shaped ovals
2 2x3mm medium aqua opaque with RB luster faceted glass rondelles
8” 20-gauge German wire
72” 24-gauge German wire
1 pair ear wires
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes
1. Separate a link of the acrylic chain from the rest by opening a link and sliding it off the chain.
2. Cut a 4” piece of 20-gauge wire. Wrap one end around pencil to make a large loop. Slide the loop onto the acrylic link. Wrap the wire to create a wrapped loop.
3. Onto the long end of the wire string 1 egg-shaped oval and 1 faceted glass rondelle. Make a wrapped loop.
4. Sort five amazonite teeth so that there are two short teeth, two middle-sized teeth, and one long tooth. Cut a 36” piece of 24-gauge wire.
5. Wrap the wire around the acrylic link twice. String 1 short amazonite tooth. Wrap the wire twice around the acrylic link, wrap a middle-sized tooth. Wrap the wire twice around the acrylic link and string the large tooth. This tooth should be at the bottom of the link, opposite the wrapped loop link.
6. Wrap the wire twice around the acrylic link, wrap a middle-sized tooth. Wrap the wire around the acrylic link twice. String 1 short amazonite tooth. Wrap the wire around the acrylic link twice.
7. Wrap the wire back around the last tooth you attached, weaving the wire over and under the teeth and then doubling back twice so that you finish with the wire tails in the same spot.
8. Twist the tails and tuck them under wire to secure the beads to the link. Trim excess wire.
9. Repeat steps 1-8 to create the second earring.
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Molly Schaller is a craft industry consultant with a focus on design thinking, transmedia storytelling, and user experience design. She loves a variety of crafts; beading, knitting, and bookbinding are some of her favorites. She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn ways to tap into their creativity as well!Follow Molly on Instagram