Retired - Parrot Bay Earrings

PROJECT E2102
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Get festive and break out your maracas with these funky earrings complete with lemons and a swinging parrot.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Cut off 6 inches of beading wire.
  2. String one crimp tube and one closed jump ring on to the wire. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube, creating a loop and leaving a tail of about 1 inch. Pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Snip off the excess wire and cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.
  3. String on in this order: nine silver beads, one lemon bead, one silver bead, one lemon bead, one silver bead, one lemon bead, one silver bead, and one parrot charm. Repeat this pattern on the other side in the reverse order.
  4. String on one crimp tube and thread it though the closed jump ring. Thread the wire back through the crimp tube, creating a loop. Pull snug. Crimp the crimp tube. Snip off the excess wire and cover the crimp tube with a crimp cover.
  5. Open the loop of the earring finding the same way you would a jump ring and attach it to the closed jump ring so that the hook part faces the back of the parrot. Close the loop.
  6. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-8041 - Silver Plated With Colorful Enamel - Scarlet Macaw Tropical Bird Charm 33mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-9032 - Czech Glass Beads Glossy Mini Yellow Lemon Fruit Beads Wine Charms (12)
    Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-5052 - Silver Plated 3mm Round Metal Beads (100)
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1715 - BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1053 - Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-3078 - Silver Plated Ball Earring Hooks 18mm (10 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4103 - Silver Plated Closed Jump Rings 8mm 19 Gauge (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-1236 - BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018 Thick, 10 Foot Spool, Pearl Silver
    Project uses 1 Foot. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5608 - Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical
Ingredients PND-8041, BCP-9032, BMB-5052, FCR-1715, FCR-1053, FEA-3078, FJR-4103, XCR-1236,

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.
Silver Plated With Colorful Enamel - Scarlet Macaw Tropical Bird Charm 33mm (1)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: PND-8041
Silver Plated 3mm Round Metal Beads (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-5052
BeadSmith Crimp Tubes, 2x2mm, 100 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$1.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1715
Shiny Silver Tone Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (x144)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 144 Pieces.
$4.09 / Package | SKU: FCR-1053
Silver Plated Ball & Coil Earring Hooks 18mm (10 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pairs.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: FEA-3078
BeadSmith Flex-Rite Beading Wire, 49 Strand .018
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-1236
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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
Xuron 4 In 1 Crimping Pliers - Works On 1, 2 And 3mm Crimps!

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