Make Czech Glass Owl Earring Dangles with Head Pins & Eye Pins

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Make Czech Glass Owl Earring Dangles with Head Pins & Eye Pins

This week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I shared a simple dangle earring tutorial using our new Czech glass horned owl beads accented with flat diamond beads. I revisited a basic beginner beading technique of making wire loops using head pins and eye pins to connect beads.

Supplies:

Czech Glass Beads

Head Pins

Eye Pins

Ear Wires

Chain Nose Pliers

Round Nose Pliers

Cutters

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How To Make A Simple Loop

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Step 1: Use Chain Nose or Flat Nose pliers to form a right angle bend 1” from the end of the wire.


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Step 2: Use Round Nose pliers to hold the wire just after the bend. Roll the pliers toward the bend and stop at the bend. Do not roll past it.


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Step 3: Use your fingers to wrap the wire the rest of the way around the nose of the pliers. Trim the wire next to the bend.

Note: Open a simple loop just as you would a jump ring, by twisting it apart rather than pulling the ends apart.

How To Make A Wire Wrapped Loop

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Step 1: Use Chain Nose or Flat Nose pliers to form a right angle bend 1” from the end of the wire.


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Step 2: Use Round Nose pliers to hold the wire just after the bend. Roll the pliers toward the bend and stop at the bend. Do not roll past it.


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Step 3: Use your fingers to wrap the wire the rest of the way around the nose of the pliers.


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Step 4: Use Chain Nose or Flat Nose pliers to wrap the tail end of the wire tightly down the main section of wire. Trim excess wire.

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Kristen Fagan is a Website Graphic Designer and Jewelry Making Educator for Soft Flex® Company. She is the co-author of Seed Bead Revolution, an artist and creativity guide. She lives in Arizona with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. When she's not painting, drawing or beading, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and traveling. Her favorite stones are Turquoise, and Quartz and she can't bead without Bead Stoppers. Contact her at [email protected] or visit her Website | Facebook | Instagram