Desert Shores Earrings

PROJECT E1027
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Beautiful round turquoise beads are delicately wrapped in silver plated wire in these summery earrings. A perfect accessory for your favorite resort look.
Instructions
Remember to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make Wire Wrapped Components for the Desert Shores Earrings. This video will show you how to make the two beaded components used in this project.
  2. Make the two components as shown in the video using 24 and 18 gauge silver plated non tarnish craft wire, an 8mm green turquoise round bead, and a 10mm blue turquoise round bead.
  3. Use a pair of medium Wubbers bail making pliers and some of the 18 gauge wire to create two jump rings using the 3mm side of the pliers as demonstrated in this video.
  4. Then, use the 20 gauge wire, large bail making pliers, round nose pliers, a bench block, and a chasing hammer to create your own earring hook as demonstrated in this video. Hammer the front side of your earring hook flat if desired for decoration.
  5. Use your jump rings to attach your earring components together at the swirls.
  6. Open the loop on your earring hook and hang the earring by the top loop.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • SPTU-10 - Green Turquoise Round Beads 10mm Stabilized / 15 In. Strd
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SPTU-20 - Light Blue Chalk Turquoise Round Beads 8mm Stabilized /15.5 Inch Strand
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-1830 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2430 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2030 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-0032 - Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Large 7mm & 9mm Size
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-2152 - Beadsmith Jeweler's Chasing Hammer - 1 Inch Head - Metal Smithing
  • XTL-0130 - Eurotool Wire Rounder Tool Set - Includes Wood Top Pin Vise & Two Cup Burs
  • XTL-0031 - Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Medium 3mm & 5mm Size
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients SPTU-10, SPTU-20, WCR-1830, WCR-2430, WCR-2030,

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.
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 18 Gauge Thick, 4 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: WCR-1830
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-2430
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 20 Gauge Thick, 6 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.80 / Package | SKU: WCR-2030

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
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Large 7mm & 9mm Size
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
Wubbers Bail Making Jewelry Pliers - Medium 3mm & 5mm Size

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