Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
When you take long ear wires and adorn them with tiny gemstones, you can create a dramatic style to showcase your personalized zodiac charms.
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By following the instructions below you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring. Please note for this pair of earrings you can flip one charm to show the other side for the other earring.
- Begin by opening the ear wire and slipping on one charm down to the loop at the base.
- Trim off about 40 inches of wire. Straighten the wire so it is easier to work with.
- Wrap the wire three times around the bottom loop trapping the charm in place (please see photo for reference). Make sure your tail is tucked in so it does not snag. Then wrap the wire going up the front side of the ear wire three more times.
- String on one gemstone bead, lay it on the front center of the ear wire and wrap the wire three more times. Continue wrapping until you have added 10 gemstones total.
- Finish your wrapping with four wraps. Tuck the end and trim the excess wire.
- FEA-6600 - Silver Plated Earring Hooks Kidney Wires Extra Extra Long 2 Inch (2 Pairs)
Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- PND-8189 - TierraCast Zodiac Charm Collection, Scorpio Symbol 19x15.25mm, 1 Piece, Antiqued Silver Plated
Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.
- SPJD-41 - White Jade Serpentine Tiny 2mm Round Beads 16 Inch Strand
Project uses 20 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- WCR-3030 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 30 Gauge Thick, 30 Yard Spool, Tarnish Resistant Silver
Project uses 1 Spool. You will need 1 package.
- XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
- XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
- XTL-0074 - Eurotool Nylon Jaw Pliers Chain Nose- For Scratch-Free Wire Work
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You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: PND-8189
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.49 / Package | SKU: WCR-3030
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Tools and Other Supplies:
$16.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-5600
$6.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5511
$9.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-0074