Instructions for Making the Annabelle Earring Kit

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Designer: Megan Milliken
In this video, you will learn how to make the earrings in the Annabelle Earring Kit, which are available at Beadaholique.com. These earrings feature layered lucite flowers and would be a great project for a beginning jewelry maker. In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a simple wire loop and a wrapped wire loop.
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Hi this is Megan with Beadaholique.com and I'm going to show you how to make these earrings which are from the Annabelle earring kit so you can see here I have one completed and I have one set of the materials that will be required to make the second earring I have the larger lucite flower this smaller lucite flower two head pins and an eye pin a bead cap two bicone beads and an earring hook you need a pair of chain nose pliers round nose pliers and a pair of flush cutters the first thing we're going to do is create the little dangles that come out of the center of the flower that's what you'll use your two head pins go ahead and place a crystal bicone bead onto the head pin about an half inch up you're going to use your chain nose pliers make a bend in the head pin take the round nose pliers and grab right above that bend then you're going to pull the wire above rotate and complete that loop and then you're going to take your flush cutters and trim so that's one we're going to do the same thing again but on this one we're going to make this a little bit longer. So I'm gonna make this one about three quarters of an inch instead of half an inch go up a little bit further, bend grab the wire again wrap around rotate finish the loop trim I'm going to go in with my chain nose pliers make sure that the loop is closed all the way I'm going to take the eye pin and open the eye hang both of the other loops from that eye pin and close that back up and place your smaller lucite flower onto the eye pin followed by the larger one and then place the bead cap on when you place the bead cap on you'll see that it doesn't fit quite snug against the flower use your fingers to push the sides of the bead cap down until they fit more snugly now we're going to create a wrapped wire loop right above the bead cap take your chain nose pliers make sure that it's pulled up so that you're making sure that your dangles here aren't hanging lower than they should be push the top of the eye pin of about an forty five degree angle use your round nose plier to grasp just above pull the top of the eye pin over rotate your pliers and pull the eye pin to complete that loop grab the loop and pull around it's sometimes easier to grab with pliers. You can just use the round nose wrap from the top to the bottom until your wire hits the top of your bead cap you want to try to trim this right up against where you have your rods use the chain nose pliers to to tuck the little tail in so that's not scratchy you can actually straighten out your loop with those pliers you want the tail part to be at the back so you can rotate the eye pin if you need to use the chain nose to open up the bent on earring hook you want to hang your loop from the earring hook and then close it again that how you make the Annabella earring you would just repeat those steps with the rest of your materials to make your second earring. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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