Winter Solstice DIY Earrings

DIY JEWELRY making 

Designed by Denise Yezbak Moore
for Halcraft Collection

Materials:
08     Bead Gallery® purple Czech glass 4mm (15380)
08     Bead Gallery® dark blue Czech glass 4mm (15398)
08     Bead Gallery® sapphire Czech glass 4mm (15371)
08     Bead Gallery® light blue Czech glass 4mm (15369)
08     Bead Gallery® forest green Czech glass 4mm (15411)
02     silver tone ear wires
50”   silver tone 24g wire
20”   silver tone 18g wire

Tools:
Wire nippers
Round nose pliers
2 – Chain nose pliers
1 ¼” diameter round object to be used to shape wire (example ring mandrel)

Level of difficulty (Intermediate to Advanced)

Tip: After wrapping wire, push wire loops together with thumb before adding the next bead.

Time – Less than 1 hour

Instructions:

Forming Earring Base
1.     Cut 10” of 18g wire.
2.    Using round object, shape the wire around and form a teardrop shape.
3.    Form a wrapped loop (length from bottom of wrap to inside bottom wire should be 1 ½”).

Wire Wrapping Beads
4.    Cut 25” of 24g wire.
5.    Wrap end of wire around the top earring base 3 times.
6.    String purple Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 2 loops, dark blue Czech, form 2 loops, dark blue Czech, form 2 loops, sapphire Czech, form 2 loops, sapphire Czech, form 2 loops, light blue Czech, form 2 loops, light blue Czech, form 2 loops, forest green Czech, form 2 loops (repeat 2 times), light blue Czech, form 2 loops, light blue Czech, form 2 loops, sapphire Czech, form 2 loops, sapphire Czech, form 2 loops, dark blue Czech, form 2 loops, dark blue Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 2 loops, purple Czech, form 3 loops and trim wire.
7.    Attach ear wire to top loop of earring.
8.    Repeat steps 1-7 for 2nd earring.

Denise Yezbak Moore is a self-taught artisan. Denise has been a senior designer here at Halcraft Collection for 9 years. She loves to create jewelry with a bohemian flair. She resides in Southern California and enjoys hearing from fellow beaders.



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