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Autumn Waterfall Earrings Tutorial

Autumn Waterfall Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue   Designer Tips3 sunny shades of orange crystal bicones cascade in a warm ombre waterfall, from Vintaj hammered brass rings.Make wire-wrapped loops using ball-end head pins and 10 crystal beads, then use large jump rings to cascade them from the Vintaj® ring.Gently slide the jump rings onto the hammered Vintaj ring, so you don't scratch the ring with the open edge of the jump rings.For tips on creating wire-wrapped loops and the best way to open and close jump …
Sep 1st 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Copper Sands Earrings Tutorial

Copper Sands Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Tiffany White Designer TipsOne meter of this chain will make approximately 9-10 pairs of earrings!Place all the crystals onto the head pins and secure with wrapped loops. (New to jewelry-making? See Basic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet PDF.)Arrange the crystal dangle colors randomly and attach two dangles per link of chain, using 3mm jump rings.The original project used a combination of 3 and 4mm crystal bicones in shades of copper and topaz, but now we have very few 3mm bicones …
Jan 1st 2021 Tiffany White
Christmas Cluster Earrings Tutorial

Christmas Cluster Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsWire wrap all the metal, pearl and crystal beads before assembling.For each earring, Rita used 18 - 4mm crystal bicones in mixed reds, greens and whites, 6 - 3mm bicones, 6 white pearl beads and 6 corrugated silver plated beads.Attach 4 dangles to each jump ring all the way down the chain in a pleasing manner, with the 3mm crystal dangles near the top.Each earring uses 9 jump rings to create a chain.Earring nuts with a flange distribute the weight, making …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
Silver Spray Earrings Tutorial

Silver Spray Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsWhen making a large number of beaded dangles, it is quickest to do them assembly line style. Figure out the correct length for the wire, and trim all wires, string beads and bend wire, then make loops.For step-by-step instruction on making beaded loops, and best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).The use of 6 jump rings allows the pendant to hang correctly on these earrings. Open one jump ring, add the aquamarine pendant, then c …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson