PInot NOir Earrings

DESIGNED BY Molly Schaller
FEATURING BEAD GALLERY® BEADS BY HALCRAFT COLLECTION 

Pinot Noir Earrings

The Pinot Noir Earrings are part of our monthly Pretty Palettes design challenge. Click to learn how you can play along!

Materials:
12 5x16mm black with purple iris half coat Czech glass daggers (16379)
2 13mm multi iris coated druzy agate lentils (14492)
12 3mm black/red Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds (15575)
38 11/0 dark red silver lined Czech glass seed beads (16390)
2 5mm crystal with rose coating Czech glass fire-polished faceted rounds (15430)
14” 22-gauge gold colored German wire (180A-022)
10 2” antique gold ball pins
2 gold tone ear wires

Tools:
Wire nippers
Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers

Level of difficulty: intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Instructions:

1. Cut a 1-inch piece of wire. Make a simple loop.

2. Slide a druzy lentil onto the wire. Make another simple loop.

3. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire and bend it into a U shape with one side slightly longer than the other.

4. Onto the wire string 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 1 seed bead, 1 3mm red faceted round, 3 seed beads.

5. String 1 loop of the druzy link.

6. String 1 seed bead and 1 dagger. Repeat 5 more times. String 1 seed bead and the second loop of the druzy link.

7. String the same beads as step 4 but in reverse to create a symmetrical earring.

8. Cross the shorter tail of wire over the longer tail to make a teardrop shape. Wrap the shorter tail around the longer “neck.” Trim shorter wire.

9. String 1 5mm crystal with rose bead onto the longer wire and make a wrapped loop.

10. Open the loop of an ear wire and slide the earring onto the loop.

11. Repeat steps 1-10 to create a second earring. 

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Molly Schaller is a crafts industry consultant, jewelry designer, and communications specialist. She loves how crafts weave one's heart, hands, and mind into one beautiful experience and is always on the lookout for a new crafting hobby.