Free Beading Project Idea: Loopy Earrings

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Loopy Earrings

Loopy Earrings by Jamie Hogsett

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials
Egg Hunt Trios Beading Wire Pack (Purple Amethyst, Chrysoprase, Turquoise)
22 gauge 1.5" Eye Pins - 2 pcs
Sterling Silver Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs
3x3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 6 pcs
4mm Sterling Silver Crimp Covers - 2 pcs
15.5mm Raised Dot Lampwork Bead
10mm Aquamarine, Emerald and Tanzanite Czech Glass Discs - 2 pcs each color

 

Tools
Cutters
Crimping Pliers
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Flat Nose Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 2"

Step 1: Use 6" of Chrysoprase wire to string one 2x2mm crimp tube and 1 tanzanite disc. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. Click here for crimping instructions. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm crimp cover.

Step 2: Use 5 1/2" of Purple Amethyst wire to string one 2x2mm crimp tube and 1 aquamarine disc. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm crimp cover.

Step 3: Use 5" of Turquoise wire to string one 2x2mm crimp tube and 1 emerald disc. Pass back through the crimp tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a 3mm crimp cover.

Step 4: Use all three wires to string one 3x3mm crimp tube and 1 eye pin. Adjust the wires so that all three disc beads are hanging at different lengths. Pass all three wires back through the tube and crimp. Cover the crimp tube with a 4mm crimp cover.

Step 5: Use the eye pin to string 1 Raised Dot Lampwork Bead. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 1 ear wire.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 for to make a second earring.

Loopy Earrings by Jamie Hogsett

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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Jamie Hogsett is a bead lover, jewelry designer, beading instructor, freelance editor, and the co-author of Show Your Colors. She is the author of Stringing Style and co-author of the Create Jewelry series: Pearls, Crystals, Stones, and Glass. Jamie's work has been published numerous times in Stringing and Beadwork magazines as well as in Beadwork Creates Beaded Rings, Beadwork Creates Beaded Bags, Beadwork Creates Beaded Earrings and other books and magazines from Interweave Press.