Designed by Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs©

Exclusively For Boomeon

Skill Level: All 

Materials Needed to Make These Earrings

  • Soft flex thread x 22cm lengths x 2 (you can use beadalon 7 strand thread)
  • Size 2# crimps x 2 (make sure 3 threads go into the crimp)
  • 8mm bead caps x 4 (or spaces)
  • 19mm beads x 2 ( I have used my handmade millefiori ceramic beads) you can use 20mm round beads
  • 8mm rondelles beads x 2 (you can use 8mm round beads)
  • 6mm rondelles beads x 2 (you can use 6mm round beads)
  • Blue tac (used to stop your beads from escaping on the thread)

Tools Needed:

Jewellery cutters /chain nose or bent nose pliers/ round nose pliers / crimpers

Tips:

Most important of all be creative and enjoy making the project, feel free to change it in any way you choose. 

There is one thing I would recommend is that you make at least one as per the instructions and then go for it!

 

Instructions:

   

STEP 1:  Place blu tac on the end of your thread (used to stop your beads from escaping on the thread).  Thread on 17 seed beads, bead cap, main bead, bead cap, 17 seed beads.

STEP 2:  Thread on an extra seed bead on to both threads (see image step 2) leaving one thread longer than the other.

STEP 3:  Now thread on your 8mm rondelle bead, followed by 6mm bead, then the CRIMP.

STEP 4:  Take the longest thread and thread it back down through you crimp and rondelle beads ( see image step 4) to form a loop. Leave the other thread for the moment.

STEP 5:  Take your crimping pliers and on the second run on the pliers squeeze and apply pressure. Make sure you have done this correctly or it will all fall apart!

***  If you do not have crimping pliers, you can use chain nose pliers but crimpers are the correct tool for this step.

STEP 6:  Take your cutters and cut off excess thread as close as you can to the loop.

***  You will see this clearer in step 7.

STEP 7:  Take your cutters and cut the excess of the remaining thread, as close as you can to the bead.     

STEP 8:  Take your chain nose pliers and open the ear wire away from you, just enough to slide on your beaded drop section.

***  Do not open it to far or you will break the wire.

 

STEP 9:  Slide your beaded drop earring section on to the opened ear wire.  Take your chain nose pliers and close the ear wire loop.

*** Make sure the loop it is closed tight!

Make sure all your work is as neatly finished as you can make it, and...

VOILA! You now have this great pair of earrings to wear!

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Carolyne has been a successful practicing artist for the past 25 years and teaches from her private studios and workshops in Sydney, Australia classes in jewelry making and design along with one day specialized workshops in clay/glass/wire and jewelry techniques. You can check out more of her work, get your supplies, sign up for classes, and see a bunch of cool stuff at Hot Dot Designs.