Twin Bead Wreath Earrings

Finished Size 10” x 11” x 3”
 

These festive little earrings will bring cheer to your holidays. Twin hole beads are wrapped to a wire frame then embellished with a red bead bow. I used approximately 28 twin hole beads. They were extra beads leftover from my Twin Beauty Bracelet. The Iris Teal beads group included several different colors.  I picked out the ones with the most green to make these earrings.  This simple project can be put together in about an hour.

Directions

step 1 - Create a half inch circle with 18 gauge wire by wrapping it around a cylinder.  Twist and trim the wires so one is wrapped around the other.  The remaining tail should be 1” long. 

step 1 - Create a half inch circle with 18 gauge wire by wrapping it around a cylinder.  Twist and trim the wires so one is wrapped around the other.  The remaining tail should be 1” long. 

step 2 - Wrap the 24 gauge wire around the top of the circle.

step 2 - Wrap the 24 gauge wire around the top of the circle.

step 3 - Add a bead to the wire.

step 3 - Add a bead to the wire.

step 4 - Move the bead close to the circle. Twist the bead twice to wrap the wire.    

step 4 - Move the bead close to the circle. Twist the bead twice to wrap the wire.    

step 5 - Pull the wire to the front of the circle.  Wrap it around the circle wire once. 

step 5 - Pull the wire to the front of the circle.  Wrap it around the circle wire once. 

step 6 - Add another bead to the wire, twist and wrap the wire around the circle.

step 6 - Add another bead to the wire, twist and wrap the wire around the circle.

step 7 - Add beads to the circle in the same way until it is full.

step 7 - Add beads to the circle in the same way until it is full.

step 8 - Wrap the wire around the vertical center tail twice.

step 8 - Wrap the wire around the vertical center tail twice.

step 9 - Add 16 red seed beads to the wire.

step 9 - Add 16 red seed beads to the wire.

step 10 - Wrap the wire around the tail twice.  Form a loop with the red beads.

step 10 - Wrap the wire around the tail twice.  Form a loop with the red beads.

step 11 - Repeat on the opposite side making another loop.  Wrap remainder of the wire around the tail twice and trim the end.  Slide a6mm silver bead over the wrap.  Make a loop with the tail wire and attach an earring wire.

step 11 - Repeat on the opposite side making another loop.  Wrap remainder of the wire around the tail twice and trim the end.  Slide a6mm silver bead over the wrap.  Make a loop with the tail wire and attach an earring wire.

 


Supplies

At Amazon

  • Teal Iris twin hole beads
  • red seed beads
  • one 6mm silver bead
  • 24 gauge wire
  • 18 gauge wire
  • wire cutters
  • earring wires

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