Retired - May Flower Earrings

PROJECT E744
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
When I think of Spring, I think of the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” These earrings capture the Spring spirit with a pretty Vintaj sunflower charm which has been wire wrapped with opaque lustered pale mauve Toho beads.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Take your Vintaj relief block and use it to sand the raised area of your Vintaj sunflower charm.
  2. Next, please watch this video on How to Wire Wrap Beads onto a Form.
  3. Cut 2 lengths of 26 gauge brass wire, 12 inches long each. Following what you learned in the video, wire wrap opaque lustered pale mauve Toho seed beads, size 11/0, around both sides of the charm. Begin up near the top of the flower, make 3 tight wraps (without beads) then add a bead, make a full wrap around without beads, then add another bead, etc, etc. When you get to the base of the flower, make another 2 tight winds without beads and cut off excess wire with flush cutters. Go back and cut off excess wire at the top of the flower so that your wrapping is neat. Wrap the other half of the charm the same way. If need be, take your chain nose pliers to press any rough wire edges down into the wrappings.
  4. Open the loop at the base of your brass earring hook the same way you would open a jump ring. Insert the loop at the your charm into the open earring hook loop. Close the loop back up.
  5. Happy Spring!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3310 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7329 - Vintaj Natural Brass Sunflower Motif Charms 19mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0053 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 127 'Opaque Lustered Pale Mauve' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 44 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-4208 - BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
    Project uses 48 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Ingredients FEA-3310, PND-7329, JSK-0053, WCR-4208,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. 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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 127 'Opaque Lustered Pale Mauve' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.00 / Package | SKU: JSK-0053
BeadSmith Non-Tarnish Antique Brass Color Copper Craft Wire 26 Gauge - 30 Yards
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.25 / Package | SKU: WCR-4208
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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