Ambrosia Earrings

PROJECT E684
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
Show off your wire working skills by making this pretty pair of earrings. There is something very satisfying about making your own components for jewelry and this project has you doing just that - you will be making even the earring hook! The wire is then accented by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS beads.
Instructions
Don't forget to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. All three of the wire components featured in this earring set are demonstrated in the video: How to Make Wire Jewelry Components for the Ambrosia Earring Set.
  2. Make all three components as shown in the video.
  3. Using 6" lengths of 26 gauge wire, wire wrap the details as shown in the photo: the area right below the loops on your horseshoe shape component and the area right above the loop on your earring hook. Make sure to snip off any excess wire with flush cutters and press any rough ends into the wrappings.
  4. Open a jump ring and link it to the loop on one end of your horseshoe shaped component and one of the bottom loops of your wishbone shaped component. See photo. Close the jump ring. Repeat this to connect the other side of your earring.
  5. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and connect it to the top loop of your wishbone shaped component. See photo.
  6. To make the crystal dangle, place onto a head pin: 1 Swarovski 14mm twist disc in crystal astral pink, 1 Swarovski 6mm bicone in crystal astral pink, and 3 Swarovski 3mm bicones in fuchsia. Create a simple wire loop after the last bead and snip off excess wire with flush cutters. Open a jump ring and slip the loop from the dangle into the jump ring and also link the jump ring to the base of the top loop on your wishbone shaped component. Close the jump ring.
  7. All done! Enjoy your pretty new earrings.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-2633 - Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2033 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5220 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-1384 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Fuchsia
    Project uses 6 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-0704 - Swarovski Crystal, 5621 Twist Beads 14mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Astral Pink
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBB-16306 - Swarovski Crystal, 5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Astral Pink
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0030 - Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Small 2mm And 2.5mm Size
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-0258 - Mini Rubber And Steel Bench Block For Metal Working And Wire Hardening
  • XTL-2152 - Beadsmith Jeweler's Chasing Hammer - 1 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Special Occasion, Autumn
Ingredients WNT-2633, WCR-2033, FJR-3914, FHP-5220, SWBB-1384, SWC-0704, SWBB-16306,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadsmith Tarnish Resistant Gold Color Copper Wire 26 Gauge 34 Yards (31 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.85 / Package | SKU: WNT-2633
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: WCR-2033
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 21 Gauge - 2 Inches  (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FHP-5220
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 3mm, 25 Pieces, Fuchsia
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: SWBB-1384
Swarovski Crystal, #5621 Twist Beads 14mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Astral Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: SWC-0704
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 6mm, 20 Pieces, Crystal Astral Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.39 / Package | SKU: SWBB-16306
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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