Green Hinged Earrings

earrings measure 1" long

earrings measure 1" long

5 Pieces Are All You Need

5 Pieces Are All You Need

Green faceted teardrop beads reflect light and your good taste when you create these glistening earrings. The looped wires form a “hinge” to allow the beads to swing and bounce their light freely. Shiny figure eight metal pieces almost look like silver bows above the beads. A quick and simple project, the materials won’t break your budget either. Only five pieces are needed for each earring.

Directions

step 1 - Cut two pieces of 18 gauge wire to measure 2” long. Slip the wires into the bead holes. Center the beads on the wires.

step 1 - Cut two pieces of 18 gauge wire to measure 2” long. Slip the wires into the bead holes. Center the beads on the wires.

step 2 - With your fingers bend both wires up.

step 2 - With your fingers bend both wires up.

step 3 - With the wire grasped in the needle nose pliers, rest the pliers at the top point of the bead.

step 3 - With the wire grasped in the needle nose pliers, rest the pliers at the top point of the bead.

step 4 - With your fingers, bend the wire over the pliers.

step 4 - With your fingers, bend the wire over the pliers.

step 5 - Position wire cutters aligned with the bead hole and snip off the excess on both wires.

step 5 - Position wire cutters aligned with the bead hole and snip off the excess on both wires.

step 6 - Connect the metal figure eight by slipping both wires into the metal loops.

step 6 - Connect the metal figure eight by slipping both wires into the metal loops.

step 7 - With the very tip of the pliers, turn the end of both wires to close them.

step 7 - With the very tip of the pliers, turn the end of both wires to close them.

step 8 - Attach an earring wire to a jump ring.  Connect the jump ring to the center of the metal figure eight.

step 8 - Attach an earring wire to a jump ring.  Connect the jump ring to the center of the metal figure eight.

 


Supplies

At Oriental Trading.com

At Fire Mountain Gems

At Amazon

  • jewelry pliers and wire cutters

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