Sunset In Wine Country Earrings

Designed by Molly Schaller
featuring Bead Gallery Beads from the Halcraft Collection 

 Materials:
6       6mm garnet rounds
25    6mm crystal with peach AB Czech glass fire-polished rounds
44    2.8mm rose fresh water potato pearls
75    12mm purple iris coated hematine cubes
60     3mm purple iris coated hematine chevrons
16     8mm purple iris coated hematine diamonds
2        26x34 gold tone heart leaf pendants
2        8mm purple coated Czech fire-polished glass rounds
20     gold tone crimp beads
16”   gold tone flexible beading wire
4”     20-gauge gold tone German wire
24”  black waxed cording
2      gold tone ear wires

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

Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Time: 1 hour

Instructions:
1. Cut a 2” piece of 20-gauge wire. Make a wrapped loop, attaching the leaf pendant.
2. Slide an 8mm purple coated Czech fire-polished glass faceted round onto the wire and make another wrapped loop.
3. Cut the flexible beading wire into 4 4” pieces.
4. Flatten a crimp bead onto the very end of one piece of flexible beading wire. String 5 chevrons and a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead to hold beads in place at the end of the wire.
5. String a crimp bead. Pass the beading wire through the loop of the pendant and back through the crimp bead. Arrange the wire so you like the length against the leaf pendant and flatten the crimp bead.
6. String another crimp bead, 4 chevron beads, and a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp beads to hold the beads in place. Trim wire if necessary.
7.
8. Flatten a crimp bead onto the very end of a second piece of flexible beading wire. String 1 pearl, 1 cube, and a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp bead to hold beads in place at the end of the wire.
9. String a crimp bead. Pass the beading wire through the loop of the pendant and back through the crimp bead. Arrange the wire so you like the length against the leaf pendant and flatten the crimp bead.
10. String another crimp bead, 1 cube, 2 pearls, and a crimp bead. Flatten the crimp beads to hold the beads in place. Trim wire if necessary.
11. Cut the waxed cording into 6 4” pieces.
12. Holding 3 pieces of waxed cording as one, pass them through the loop of the leaf pendant and tie an overhand knot so that there are equal lengths of cord on either side of the knot.
13. Onto one strand string 1 garnet round and a hematine diamond. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
14. Onto the second strand string 1 garnet round. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
15. On the third strand string 1 Czech glass round. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
16. On the fourth strand string 1hematine cube and a hematine diamond. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
17. Onto the fifth strand string 1 garnet round. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
18. On the sixth strand string 1 Czech glass round. Make an overhand knot. Trim.
19. Attach the ear wire to the wrapped loop.
20. Repeat all steps to create the second earring.



Molly Schaller is a beading designer and craft industry consultant who loves beading, knitting, gardening, bookbinding, and being with her family and pets. 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!



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