Free Beading Project Idea: Willowy Earrings

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Willowy Earrings

Willowy Earrings by Jamie Hogsett

Designer Jamie Hogsett
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
Chrysoprase Color Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 diameter
Fluorite Color Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 diameter
Green Emerald Color Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 diameter
Copper Color Soft Flex Metallics Beading Wire, .019 diameter
26 gauge Non-Tarnish Copper Soft Flex Craft Wire
22 gauge Copper Soft Flex Craft Wire
2x2mm Copper Crimp Tubes - 16 pcs
3mm Copper Crimp Covers - 16 pcs
3x3mm Copper Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Copper Ear Wires - 1 pair
24mm Festive Green Pita Pat Kazuri Beads - 2 pcs

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

Instructions

Finished Size: 2 3/4"

Step 1: Cut two 5" pieces of every color of beading wire for a total of eight pieces of wire. Set aside.

Step 2: Use 3" of 22-gauge wire to form a wire-wrapped loop that attaches to 1 ear wire. String 1 bead and form a wire-wrapped loop.

Step 3: Use 1 piece of each beading wire color (four pieces total) to string the previous wrapped loop to the center of the wires. Use all eight wire ends to string 1 mighty crimp tube. Snug the tube toward the wrapped loop, leaving a small loop of beading wire, and crimp. Click here for crimping instructions. Use 6" of 26-gauge wire to wrap around the crimp tube several times, overlapping the wire to cover the tube. Tuck the wire ends into the wrap.

Step 4: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at three-quarters of the way up the wire from the end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 5: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube half of the way up the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 6: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at one-quarter of the way up the wire from the end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 7: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place crimp tube at the very end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 2-7 for the second earring.

Willowy 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.