Ruby Red Rose Earrings

Featuring Bead Gallery Beads  from the halcraft collection
Designed by Molly Schaller  

Materials: 
4 8mm red luster faceted glass rounds (11850)
36 6mm red faceted glass rounds (11708)
2 gold tone rose charms (14425)
2 gold tone 4mm jump rings
2 gold tone eye pins
2 gold tone ear wires
2 gold tone round chandelier earring findings
6 gold tone ball pins
40” gold tone 24-gauge wire

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

Level of difficulty: intermediate 

Time: 1 hour or less  

Tip: Swap out the rose charms for other charms that speak to you. Charms are a great way to personalize any jewelry you make.  

Instructions:
1. Slide an 8mm faceted round onto a ball pin. Make a simple loop.
2. Slide a 6mm faceted round onto a ball pin. Make a simple loop. Repeat.
3. Slide an 8mm faceted round onto an eye pin. Make a simple loop.
4. Cut a 20” piece of 24-gauge wire. Wrap the tail of the wire twice around the round chandelier earring finding next to the connector loops. Slide a 6mm faceted round onto the long tail of the wire. Wrap the wire twice around the earring finding to secure bead. Repeat 6 more times.
5. Open the loop of a 6mm drop and slide it onto the chandelier earring finding. Close the loop.
6. Wrap wire around chandelier earring finding twice. Slide a 6mm faceted round onto the long wire and wrap twice.
7. Open the loop of the 8mm drop and slide it onto the chandelier earring finding. Close the loop. It should be directly opposite the connector loops of the earring finding.
8. Repeat steps 4-6 in reverse order to create a symmetrical earring.
9. Finish by wrapping the wire around the chandelier earring finding twice and trimming excess wire.
10. Use the 4mm jump ring to attach the rose charm to the center loop of the chandelier earring finding.
11. Attach the 8mm faceted link to the top loop of the chandelier earring finding.
12. Attach ear wire to the top loop of the 8mm faceted link.
13. Repeat steps 1-12 to create second earring.

Molly Schaller loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets, which include 3 cats, a flock of 12 hens, and a jaunty rooster named Kernel.

She’s always on the lookout for new ways to express her creativity and help others learn to tap into their creativity as well!