Sonora earrings

DESIGNED BY Denise Yezbak Moore

Learn how to make these Sonora Earrings by designer Denise Yezbak Moore featuring Bead Gallery beads by Halcraft Collection. The instructions for this beautiful Bead Gallery creation include a comprehensive list of DIY jewelry making materials and supplies from our huge inventory of beads, charms, connectors, pendants, findings, stringing materials and tools. As well as a step by step DIY jewelry making a how-to guide for creating this one of a kind statement piece. Creating beautiful jewelry is easy with your online bead superstore!

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46 Bead Gallery® Elisa turquoise, mined in Sonora Mexico Heishi
12x2.7mm beads (19514A)
14 Bead Gallery® Elisa turquoise, mined in Sonora Mexico cube 4mm
beads (19508A)
02 Bead Gallery® Campitos turquoise, mined in Sonora Mexico nugget
9-15mm beads (19517A)
20 Bead Gallery® Kingman AZ turquoise semi precious stone round
4mm beads (19521A)
02 antique brass tone 4mm jump ring
02 antique brass head pins
02 antique brass eye pin
02 antique brass ear wires
17” Beadalon® German style wire, round, antique brass color, 24 gauge
24” Beadalon® German style wire, round, antique brass color, 26 gauge

Beadalon classic nipper tool (JTNIP1)
Beadalon slim line round nose pliers (201A-014)
Beadalon 2 slim line chain nose pliers (201A-011)
Wine cork

Time: Less than 1 hour

Level Of Difficulty: Intermediate 

Easy To Follow DIY Instructions

1. Center dangle prep – Cut 2 ½” of 24g wire.
2. Form a wrapped loop.
3. String cube, round, and complete wrapped loop.
4. Using eye pin, string nugget, 3 heishi beads, and form a partial wrapped loop.
5. Connect loop to bottom loop from cube/round connector and form a simple loop. Set aside.
6. Form a simple loop on the blank end of eye pin.
7. Using wine cork, bend the eye pin upward.
8. Cut 12 of 26g wire.
9. Coil wire around eye pin toward the left loop 3 times. Trim short end.
10. String round, cube, round, cube, round, coil wire and eye pin 3 times. Repeat 2 more times. Trim end of wire.
11. Cut 2 ½” to 3” of 26 gauge wire, and form a wrapped loop.
12. String 10 heishi beads and form a wrapped loop.
13. Repeat step 6-7 – 1 time.
14. Connect heishi connectors to each side of earring.
15. Using 4mm jump ring, connect left side, center dangle, right side, ear wire and close the loop.
16. Repeat steps 1-15 for 2nd earring. 

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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.