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Dream on DIY Earrings

DESIGNED BY Denise Yezbak Moore
FEATURING BEAD GALLERY® BEADS BY HALCRAFT COLLECTION 

Materials:
96    Bead Gallery® Czech light amber luster 6/0 seed beads (16409)
76    Bead Gallery® Czech light red luster 6/0 seed beads (16400)
58    Bead Gallery® Czech dark red luster 6/0 seed beads (16403)
170 Bead Gallery® Czech dusky aqua luster 6/0 seed beads (16425)
18    silver tone 3” head pins
02    silver tone ear wires
04    silver tone 9mm jump ring
48    silver tone 4mm jump ring
10    silver tone 20g wire

Tools:
Wire nippers
2 – Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Ring mandrel
Chasing hammer
Bench block

Time: 1 hour

Instructions:

1. Wire Hoop – Cut 5” of 20g wire.
2. Wrap wire around largest section of ring mandrel.
3. Bend wire to the side, trim to ¼” and form a simple loop. Repeat on other side.
4. Lightly hammer to harden wire.
5. Fringe - Using 3” head pin, string 3 dark red, 4 light red, 5 light amber, 6 aqua, and form a wrapped loop. Repeat 1 time.
6. Using 3” head pin, string 3 dark red, 4 light red, 5 light amber, 7 aqua, and form a wrapped loop. Repeat 1 time.
7. Using 3” head pin, string 3 dark red, 4 light red, 5 light amber, 8 aqua, and form a wrapped loop. Repeat 1 time.
8. Using 3” head pin, string 3 dark red, 4 light red, 5 light amber, 9 aqua, and form a wrapped loop. Repeat 1 time.
9. Using 3” head pin, string 3 dark red, 4 light red, 5 light amber, 10 aqua, and form a wrapped loop.
10. Connect fringe to wire circle in the following order: step 5, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 6, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 7, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 8, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 9, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 8, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 7, 3 jump rings 4mm, step 6, 3 jump rings 4mm, and step 5.
11. Open 9mm jump ring, pass ring through 1st loop, add dark red seed, and 2nd loop. Add a light red seed on each side of jump ring and close.
12. Open 9mm jump ring, attach to jump ring from step 11, add amber and aqua seed on each side of jump ring, and close.
13. Attach ear wire to top of jump ring from step 12.
14. Repeat steps 1-13 for 2nd earring.

Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan who loves to create anything with a bohemian flair. She specializes in one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, photography, and social media. Denise resides in Orange County, CA with her husband and two children.