Retired - Ammonite Earrings

PROJECT E8008
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
These earrings exude earthy elegance in a simple drop style, featuring Czech glass nautilus beads wire wrapped with smoky quartz briolettes.
Instructions

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

By following these instructions, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Cut 3 inches of 24 gauge wire, and make a wrapped wire loop on one end.
  2. String on a nautilus shell bead, then make a wrapped wire loop on the opposite end.
  3. Open the loop on your ear wire and latch on your wire wrapped bead, positioning the larger portion of the shell at the bottom.
  4. Next, cut another 3 inches of 24 gauge wire, string on your smoky quartz briolette, and follow the video for how to wire wrap a briolette. Note: be sure to latch the wrapped wire loop of your briolette onto the wire wrapped shell bead before securing it closed.
  5. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-1303 - Czech Pressed Glass Engraved Nautilus Shell - Hematite - 17 x 13mm (6)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPQS-20 - SMOKEY QUARTZ GEM GRADE AA BRIOLETTES 10x11mm / 4 Beads
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3092 - Gun Metal Plated Plated Fish Hook Earring Hooks (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2441 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gunmetal/Hematite
    Project uses 12 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Nautical
Ingredients BCP-1303, SPQS-20, FEA-3092, WCR-2441,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Earring Findings, Fish Hook Ear Wire 15x15mm, Gun Metal Plated (25 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pairs.
$3.55 / Package | SKU: FEA-3092
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$8.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire (1 Piece)

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