Free Beading Project Idea: Gun Metal Earrings And Bracelet Set

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Gun Metal Earrings and Bracelet Set

Gun Metal Earrings and Bracelet by Sara Oehler


Designer Sara Oehler
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
22 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire in Silver Plated Pewter - approx. 30"
6mm Crystal or CZ Beads - 12 pcs
4mm Crystal or CZ Beads - 26 pcs

Tools
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers

Gun Metal Earrings by Sara Oehler

Instructions for Earrings

Step 1: To make ear wires for the earrings, use Flush Cutters to cut about 2 inches of Soft Flex Craft Wire from the spool. Use the narrow end of Round Nose Pliers to form a simple loop at one end of the wire. Move the pliers 1/2 an inch away from the simple loop. Using the wide end of the pliers, wrap the wire in the opposite direction of the simple loop. Repeat entire step to form a second ear wire.

Step 2: Use Flush Cutters to cut 2 inches of wire from the spool. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 1 ear wire. String one 4mm bead, one 6mm bead, one 4mm bead and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2, attaching the first wire wrapped loop to the second loop formed in the previous step.

Step 4: Use Flush Cutters to cut 2 inches of wire from the spool. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the second loop formed in the previous step. String one 4mm bead, one 6mm bead, and one 4mm bead. Wrap the tail end of the wire up and around the bottom bead.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 2-4 for the second earring.

Gun Metal Bracelet by Sara Oehler

Instructions for Bracelet

Step 1: To make the Hook clasp, use Flush Cutters to cut a 4 inch piece of Soft Flex Craft Wire from the spool.

Step 2: With Needle Nose Pliers, bend your wire in half so you now have two wires side by side. Use your pliers to pinch the top, leaving no space between the two wires. Use round nose pliers to grip the wires about 1/2 inch from the bend. Wrap the wires around the pliers to form the hook.

Step 3: Use both tail ends of wire to form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 4: Use Flush Cutters to cut 1 1/2 inches of wire from the spool. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the wire wrapped loop formed in Step 3. String one 4mm bead and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 5: Use Flush Cutters to cut 2 inches of wire from the spool. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the loop in the previous step. String one 4mm bead, one 6mm bead, and one 4mm bead. Form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 five times.

Step 7: Repeat Step 4, making sure to double the size of the final wire wrapped loop so that the hook will attach to the loop.

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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Sara Oehler (pronounced Ay-ler) is a well-known jewelry designer living in the Bay Area. Sara is the author of several beading books, including her latest title, written with Kristen Fagan, Seed Bead Revolution. She has designed and written for numerous publications including: BeadStyle, Bead&Button, Bead Trends, Stringing, Jewelry in Fashion Trends, Simply Beads, The Flow and Today's Creative Home Arts. Currently, Sara is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company.Ask Sara Bead Expert
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