How to Make the Napoli Earrings featuring Zola Elements and Swarovski Crystal Fine Rocks Tube Beads

SKU VID-1626
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video learn how to make the Napoli Earrings. These earrings feature Swarovski crystal fine rocks tube beads and beautiful Zola Elements acetate focals in the mermaid color. The design is quick and easy to do and requires just basic jewelry making skills. The fine rocks tube beads come in a variety of colors as do the Zola Elements pieces - pick your favorite combination to create a color variation of this design that speaks to you.
Audio Transcript
Note: This audio transcript is auto-generated and may not be completely accurate.
Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com are other focal is a Swarovski crystal fine rocks tube and this isn't an eight millimeter size so these do come in a lot of colors and then a pretty and very modern earring post here which is nice and sleek and tapered and then we just have a little earring back so those are what you're going to need for your supplies we've got the Zola piece here with all those wonderful colors we have the fine rocks tube we have the eye pin we're also amazing these little hex spacers which are fun and then that earring hook with the backing for your tools you're going to need a pair of either round nose or wire looping pliers I do love the wire looping pliers so I'm gonna be showing you how to use them a pair of cutters as well as a pair of chain nose pliers and that's it so not a lot of ingredients and not a lot of tools so to create this what you're gonna want to do is you're gonna take your eye pin place onto it one of the little hexagon spacers your fine rocks - but bead and another one of these little spacers and then what you're gonna do is you're gonna take your wire looping plier and we're going to make a little bit larger than normal loop so normally wouldn't try to make one about that size I'm gonna make it a little bit larger because what we want to do is fit it around this and see if you look at how thick that is and you've got that little hole right there we're going on it make sure it fits so what we're gonna do is we're gonna go a little further down along our nose to make a wider loop so if you see about where I'm at give it a little bit more I just want to make sure it fits okay and squeeze that bent the wire for me partway I'm gonna bend it down rotate my pliers up to the top and crisscross okay so now what I want to do let's take that loop that I just made and bend it open a little bit and slip on my is Ola peace there we go and that fits very nicely okay now I'm gonna go ahead and pinch it back together and hold it and now I want to do a little bit of wrapping actually I'm just gonna wrap it around and the reason I'm doing the wrapping is because I want this to be really tight I don't want there to be a lot of wiggle room with that fine rocks tube and those hexagon spacers and by doing a little bit of a wrapped wire loop instead of a simple wire loop is gonna make that area tighter okay trim off my excess you need to go in and push your tail in with your chain nose pliers and now let's see the orientation of my loops okay so this is how my loops are right now so I need to twist one of them so what I'm gonna do and the reason I need to twist one of them it's cuz my earring hook is gonna go just like that so I needed them facing another direction and this is where what you'll want to do is if you think you this might happen to you're gonna want to bring in a second pair of chain nose pliers because you're gonna grip one of the loops and twist the other with the other player okay I want that to face forward and we just twisted the wire okay now we can open this top loop and we're gonna slip on our earring and then we're going to close it on I'm gonna make sure it hangs nice and straight and it does and then all you need to do is put on your earring back and you are done so pretty quick and easy earring right there and like I said not a lot of supplies this is really one of those earrings I think would be a great gift item because you can make a ton of them and not a lot of time if they're really pretty and they're spark in their unusual if you enjoyed this tutorial please check out our other ones both on youtube and at beadaholique.com and don't forget you can purchase all the supplies and all the tools at beadaholique.com

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