Diamonduo Silky Blue Earrings

Earrings measure 2.50”

Earrings measure 2.50”

 

A few years ago, l purchased 48 of the copper filigree squares used for these earrings. At the time I was making a bracelet with them. You’ll find my Easy Lacy Copper Bracelet in my “Bracelet Archives”. After the bracelet, I made a few small projects with the remaining metal pieces. Looking through my stash I recently discovered I had only three left, not enough for many jewelry projects. So I knew they were destined for earrings. Almost any shade of blue works well with copper and these danglers are proof. The Diamonduo 2-hole beads are luscious dark blue with a silky, almost satin-look finish. Attaching them to jump rings and connecting them to the filigrees makes this a simple project even for beginners. Complete it in less than an hour!

Directions

step 1 - Wrap the 20 gauge wire around the widest part of the round nose pliers to create a jump ring. Wrap the wire ends until they overlap. Remove the wire from the pliers.

step 1 - Wrap the 20 gauge wire around the widest part of the round nose pliers to create a jump ring. Wrap the wire ends until they overlap. Remove the wire from the pliers.

step 2 - Position wire cutters in the center of the overlap and cut through both wires at the same time to create an open jump ring.

step 2 - Position wire cutters in the center of the overlap and cut through both wires at the same time to create an open jump ring.

step 3 - Use pliers to open the ring a bit more, enough to insert into a hole in the duo bead. Push the wire into the bead hole until you see the tip of it. (Because the wire is curved, the bead will not slide completely onto the wire.) Using pliers, close the ring so the two cut ends meet.

step 3 - Use pliers to open the ring a bit more, enough to insert into a hole in the duo bead. Push the wire into the bead hole until you see the tip of it. (Because the wire is curved, the bead will not slide completely onto the wire.) Using pliers, close the ring so the two cut ends meet.

step 4 - Slide the bead so it covers the split in the ring. Create four of these bead/ring units for each earring.

step 4 - Slide the bead so it covers the split in the ring. Create four of these bead/ring units for each earring.

step 5 - Attach a 6mm jump ring to each beaded ring. Attach three beaded rings to the copper filigree - one on the center bottom and one on each side.

step 5 - Attach a 6mm jump ring to each beaded ring. Attach three beaded rings to the copper filigree - one on the center bottom and one on each side.

step 6 - Create one more ring (as in step 1 & 2) for each earring using the 20 gauge wire. Insert the new ring into the the bottom hole of the remaining bead/ring unit.

step 6 - Create one more ring (as in step 1 & 2) for each earring using the 20 gauge wire. Insert the new ring into the the bottom hole of the remaining bead/ring unit.

step 7 - Attach the double ring unit to the top hole of the filigree with a 6mm jump ring. Attach an earring wire to the top 6mm ring.

step 7 - Attach the double ring unit to the top hole of the filigree with a 6mm jump ring. Attach an earring wire to the top 6mm ring.

 


Supplies

At Michaels Store

  • 20 gage copper wire

  • copper earring wires

  • 6mm copper jump rings

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers and cutters

  • Diamonduo silky blue (2 hole) beads

  • Copper filigree connector


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