Retired - Petite Pumpkin Earrings

PROJECT E3059
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Make these darling little wire-wrapped 'pumpkin' earrings by combining orange glass beads with bright green wire and findings. Wear them for a pop of Halloween flair.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Begin by watching the video How to Make the Petite Pumpkin Earrings.
  2. Following what you learned in the video, take a green head pin and slide on an orange glass rondelle bead. Create a simple wire loop and snip off any excess wire with your flush cutters.
  3. Next, cut a 4 inch length of green Artistic Wire with your flush cutters.
  4. Using your pliers, create some wire-wrappings beneath your simple wire loop with your length of wire. Add as much as you want for a messy look. You can see how to do this in the video here.
  5. Cut two 2 inch lengths of wire with your flush cutters. You will be using this wire to add the curly "stems" on top of your orange glass rondelle bead.
  6. Wrap the first length of 2 inch wire around your wrappings, leaving the end sticking out from one side. Using the tip of your round nose pliers, create 3-4 coils. See photo for assistance.
  7. Repeat this step with your second length of wire, on the other side of your orange glass rondelle bead.
  8. Next, use your chain nose pliers to open the loop at the bottom of your green earring hook, how you would a jump ring.
  9. Slide it through the simple wire loop at the top of your orange glass rondelle bead and close.
  10. You�re done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WCR-2413 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Christmas Green
    Project uses 16 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-08010 - Glass Beads, 8x10mm Faceted Rondelles, 10 Pieces, Bright Orange
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-9027 - Green Color Brass - Head Pins 2 Inch 21 Gauge (25)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-9965 - Green Color Brass 15mm Fish Hook Earring Hooks (5 Pairs)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Halloween, Autumn
Ingredients WCR-2413, BGL-08010, FHP-9027, FEA-9965,

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.
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Christmas Green
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: WCR-2413
Green Color Brass 15mm Fish Hook Earring Hooks (5 Pairs)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FEA-9965

Tools and Other Supplies:

Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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