Silver Tipped Dangle Earrings

earrings measure 3” long

earrings measure 3” long

From the top of their shiny silver ear studs to the bottom of their galvanized Delica seed beads, these long and lanky earrings glisten with sophistication.  The shiny seed beads are woven together with needle and thread then attached to headpin wires which connect to the studs.  Allow the three strands to swing separately or sew them together all the way to the silver beads as suggested in this project.  Expect a “WOW!” or two when you wear these beauties!

 

Directions

step 1 - For each earring, three separate bead strands are created.  The first has 12 black beads and 7 silver.  The middle strand has 13 black beads and 6 silver.  And the last strand has 14 black and 5 silver beads. 

step 1 - For each earring, three separate bead strands are created.  The first has 12 black beads and 7 silver.  The middle strand has 13 black beads and 6 silver.  And the last strand has 14 black and 5 silver beads. 

step 2 - Cut beading thread to measure 36” for each strand.  Thread the beading needle and slip on a silver bead leaving a 12” tail.  Red represents working thread.  Green represents the tail.

step 2 - Cut beading thread to measure 36” for each strand.  Thread the beading needle and slip on a silver bead leaving a 12” tail.  Red represents working thread.  Green represents the tail.

step 4 - Move the needle through a new bead.

step 4 - Move the needle through a new bead.

step 6 - Move the needle through a new bead.  Continue adding beads in this manner.  At the end of the strand remove the needle.  Add another thread and begin the nextseparate strand.

step 6 - Move the needle through a new bead.  Continue adding beads in this manner.  At the end of the strand remove the needle.  Add another thread and begin the nextseparate strand.

step 3 - All the strands are beaded in the same way.  Move the beading needle out the bead and back through the bead again.

step 3 - All the strands are beaded in the same way.  Move the beading needle out the bead and back through the bead again.

step 5 - Move out the bead and return through it again.

step 5 - Move out the bead and return through it again.

step 7 - When your three strands are complete you will have three tails on the black end of the work and three on the silver end.

step 7 - When your three strands are complete you will have three tails on the black end of the work and three on the silver end.

step 8 - Add the needle to one of the threads and move it into the second row of black beads moving in the opposite direction.  Move through the top row again.

step 8 - Add the needle to one of the threads and move it into the second row of black beads moving in the opposite direction.  Move through the top row again.

step 9 - Move down through the rows of beads and create two or three Half Hitch Knots to secure the thread.  Cut off the excess.  Do the same with the other two tails.

step 9 - Move down through the rows of beads and create two or three Half Hitch Knots to secure the thread.  Cut off the excess.  Do the same with the other two tails.

step 10 - Work the tails on the silver end by moving back and forth through only one strand of silver beads.  Work your way up to the black beads then move across the rows.  Use Half Hitch Knots to secure the thread.  Cut off the excess.

step 10 - Work the tails on the silver end by moving back and forth through only one strand of silver beads.  Work your way up to the black beads then move across the rows.  Use Half Hitch Knots to secure the thread.  Cut off the excess.

step 11 - Use flat nose pliers to make a 90 degree angle in an eye pin wire, .50” from the eye.

step 11 - Use flat nose pliers to make a 90 degree angle in an eye pin wire, .50” from the eye.

step 12 - Put the straight end of the wire through the top three black beads.

step 12 - Put the straight end of the wire through the top three black beads.

step 13 - Make a 90 degree angle in the straight end of wire.

step 13 - Make a 90 degree angle in the straight end of wire.

step 14 - Wrap the straight end around the base of the eye once.  Flatten with pliers and cut off excess.

step 14 - Wrap the straight end around the base of the eye once.  Flatten with pliers and cut off excess.

step 15 - Slip three jump rings over the eye.  (Only one is shown here).

step 15 - Slip three jump rings over the eye.  (Only one is shown here).

step 16 - Open the eye and attach the earring stud.  Close the eye.  (The jump rings are omitted in this photo to make the connection visible).

step 16 - Open the eye and attach the earring stud.  Close the eye.  (The jump rings are omitted in this photo to make the connection visible).



Supplies

At Amazon

  •  two 1.50” 21 gauge eye pins
  •  six 5mm 20 gauge jump rings
  •  two square ear studs
  •  jewelry pliers and cutters
  •  15mm black beading thread
  •  beading needles

Fire Mountain Gems

  •  36 - 8mm galvanized Delica beads
  •  78 - 8mm black Delica beads

 


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