Retired - Learning to Fly Earrings

PROJECT E713
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
These Fall-inspired earrings will have you hankering for pumpkin pie, cinnamon sticks, and a warm blanket on a cool evening. A sweet copper colored bird dangles from a vibrant olivine green glass bead which is then capped off with an acorn bead cap.
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.

Make sure to double these instructions to make your matched pair of earrings!
  1. Snip the head off of the head pin.
  2. Create a simple wire loop on one end of the "head pin" from the previous step. Onto this wire slip 1 Czech fire-polished 12mm round bead in olivine and 1 Vintaj artisan copper acorn bead cap. Create another simple wire loop after the bead cap and snip off excess wire with flush cutters.
  3. Open the simple wire loop beneath the bead and slip the loop at the top of your Vintaj artisan copper bird charm into the loop. Close the loop back up, just like a jump ring.
  4. Open the loop at the base of your earring hook and connect it to the loop at the top of the acorn bead cap. Close the loop.
  5. Happy Fall!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-31273 - Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm Round Olivine (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5500 - Vintaj Artisan Copper Acorn Bead Caps 12.5mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-1048 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Head Pins 22 Gauge 2 Inches (24)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7451 - Vintaj Artisan Copper Watchful Bird Charms 17mm x 16mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3018 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24)
    Project uses 1 pair. 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-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients BCP-31273, BMB-5500, FHP-1048, PND-7451, FEA-3018,

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.
Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads 12mm Round Olivine (1 Strand)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: BCP-31273
Vintaj Artisan Copper Acorn Bead Caps 12.5mm (4 pcs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-5500
Head Pins, 2 Inches Long and 22 Gauge Thick Antiqued Copper (24 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: FHP-1048
Genuine Antiqued Copper Fish Hook Earring Hooks 16mm (24 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
$4.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3018
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Tools and Other Supplies:

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

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