Pearl and Copper Wire Earrings

earrings measure 2” long

earrings measure 2” long

My Tulip Tint Crystal Necklace was the inspiration for these sparkling earrings.  On the neck the design lays flat creating a sort of herringbone pattern.  But dangling from the ears they offer movement.  Unlike the necklace where the wires have a strong presence, these wires are cut shorter, making the beads the more prominent element.  This is an easy project to put together when you only have a few minutes.

Directions

step 1 - Stack the beads on gold nail head wires with a copper bead against the nail head, a pearl, and another copper bead.  Create open loops in the wires approximately .25” from the top copper bead.  You will need 7 of these beaded wires for each earring.

step 1 - Stack the beads on gold nail head wires with a copper bead against the nail head, a pearl, and another copper bead.  Create open loops in the wires approximately .25” from the top copper bead.  You will need 7 of these beaded wires for each earring.

step 2 - For each earring you will also need two wires stacked with two small copper beads and one large, and one more wire stacked with two small copper beads and one pearl, making a total of ten wires for each earring.

step 2 - For each earring you will also need two wires stacked with two small copper beads and one large, and one more wire stacked with two small copper beads and one pearl, making a total of ten wires for each earring.

step 3 - Close the loop of wire #1.  Read How To Make Wire Loops. Slip the closed loop onto wire #2.  Close the loop in #2. 

step 3 - Close the loop of wire #1.  Read How To Make Wire Loops. Slip the closed loop onto wire #2.  Close the loop in #2. 

step 4 - Slip the closed loop of wire #2 onto wire #3.  Close the loop in #3. 

step 4 - Slip the closed loop of wire #2 onto wire #3.  Close the loop in #3. 

step 5 - Continue adding wires until you have a group of seven.  

step 5 - Continue adding wires until you have a group of seven.

 

step 6 - Add the 8th wire stacked with two small and one large copper bead and close the loop.

step 6 - Add the 8th wire stacked with two small and one large copper bead and close the loop.

step 7 - Slip an earring wire through the loop in the 8th addition to the group.  Don’t close the earring wire loop.

step 7 - Slip an earring wire through the loop in the 8th addition to the group.  Don’t close the earring wire loop.

step 8 - Close the loops in the 9th and 10th wires and attach them to the open earring wire.  Close the earring wire.  The wire with the pearl and two copper beads should be positioned between the wires with the three copper beads.

step 8 - Close the loops in the 9th and 10th wires and attach them to the open earring wire.  Close the earring wire.  The wire with the pearl and two copper beads should be positioned between the wires with the three copper beads.

step 9 - Attach the loop in the bead wire to the bottom opening in the leave.  Make four more bead wires and attach them along the leaf openings with two on the left and two on the right.

step 9 - Attach the loop in the bead wire to the bottom opening in the leave.  Make four more bead wires and attach them along the leaf openings with two on the left and two on the right.



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  40 - 4mm copper bicone beads
  •  4 - 6mm copper bicone beads
  •  8 - 6mm white pearls
  •  20 - 2” gold 21 gauge nail head wires
  •  2 - gold earring wires
  •  jewelry pliers and cutters

 


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