Retired - Sugar Plum Fairy Earrings

PROJECT E2091
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Let visions of twirling sugar plum fairies dance on your ears. These beautiful earrings are wire wrapped and adored with Swarovski crystals.
Instructions
By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Create a Wire Wrapped Beaded Sprig.
  2. From what you learned in the video, cut off about 6 inches of 24g wire. String on one 4mm bead and about 2 inches from one end. Bend the wire and twist for 3/4 of an inch.
  3. String on one 4mm bead, this is the second "foot". Make another sprig and twist until the two legs meet. Bend one leg in about half way.
  4. Take the longer piece and straighten it up. Snip off the excess wire of the shorter end. Set this aside.
  5. Cut off about four inches of 24g wire. String on one 4mm bead make a twisted sprig about 1/2 from one side.
  6. Move to the other side and make another sprig with one more 4mm bead. This will be the arms. Snip off any excess wire.
  7. Take the "legs" and string on one arrow bead. Take the "arms" and wrap them around this wire once.
  8. String on one angel wings bead facing up, one 6mm bead and one rondelle bead. Make a wrapped wire loop. Snip off any excess wire.
  9. Open the loop of the earring finding the same way you would a jump ring. Attach the wrapped wire loop, close the earring finding.
  10. All done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FEA-3010 - 22K Gold Plated Surgical Steel Hypo-Allergenic Earring Hooks (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3371 - TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Angel Wing Beads 14mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-5077 - Swarovski Crystal, 5748 Arrow Beads 12mm, 2 Pieces, Crystal Paradise Shine
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCZ-2500 - 22K Gold Plated Rondelle Beads With Czech Crystal Rhinestones 5mm (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-04530 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Lilac Shadow
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • SWC-06530 - Swarovski Crystal, 5000 Round Beads 6mm, 10 Pieces, Crystal Lilac Shadow
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • WCR-2433 - Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
    Project uses 1 Spool. 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-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients FEA-3010, BMB-3371, SWCR-5077, BCZ-2500, SWC-04530, SWC-06530, WCR-2433,

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.
22K Gold Plated Surgical Steel Hypo-Allergenic Earring Hooks (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$21.99 / Package | SKU: FEA-3010
TierraCast 22K Gold Plated Pewter Angel Wing Beads 14mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$3.79 / Package | SKU: BMB-3371
22K Gold Plated Rondelle Beads With Czech Crystal Rhinestones 5mm (4)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: BCZ-2500
Swarovski Crystal, #5000 Round Beads 4mm, 12 Pieces, Crystal Lilac Shadow
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: SWC-04530
Artistic Wire, Copper Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-2433
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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