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Make Your Own ~ Country Goldenrod Earrings

November 22, 2014 , In: Beadwork, General, Tutorials
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It’s earring making time again! Seems these days, I only ever make jewelry for tutorials… but I do like the break from beadmaking once in a while!
The stars of these new earrings are a pair of lovely beaded beads from our very own Kristen Stevens—I love her beaded beads!
Come see how to make your own earrings…
Supplies you’ll need:
– 22 bronze gauge wire
– 2 silver earwires
– 2 beaded beads
– 2 8mm silver beads
– 2 8mm round beads (I used turquoise howlite)
– 2 5mm round beads (turquoise howlite for these too)
– about 16 inches of ribbon or fabric
Tools you’ll need:
– scissors
– tape measure
– wire cutters
– round-nose pliers
– flat-nose pliers
– bent-nose pliers
1. Cut two 16 inch lengths of 22 gauge wire. Put a silver bead on each wire and wrap the wire once around, leaving a 3 inch tail.
2. Place the beaded beads just above the wrapped wire.
3. Cut the fabric or ribbon into pairs of three lengths. I did two pairs 3 inches long and one pair 2 inches long. You can do these whatever length you want—just keep in mind that the longer they are, the more bulk you’ll have on your finished earring and you made need a longer wire for the wire wrapping.
4. Take the long end of the wire and thread it through the fabric, folding as you go. Place the 8mm howlite bead just above the folded fabric.
5. Thread the other 3 inch length of fabric, add the 5mm beads, and the last length of fabric.
6. Scrunch everything down on top of the beaded beads and form a small wrapped loop.
7. Wrap the tail of the wrapped loop down over the top of the fabric and howlite beads to the beaded bead. Wrap tightly, adjusting the folds of the fabric as you wrap and trim any unruly fabric with scissors. Lastly, wrap that first tail of wire above the silver bead. Repeat with the other earring… add your earwires and you’re done!! Enjoy!
Happy earring making!!
Rebekah Payne

Rebekah Payne

Rebekah Payne is the designer and creator behind Tree Wings Studio. What started out as just a few beads for her own jewelry creations quickly grew into more than a hobby and she now spends every spare moment busy in her studio crafting beads for jewelry designers around the world… and the occasional piece of jewelry for herself. She loves fine details, rustic charm, earthy hues, and all things textural. These days her medium of choice is polymer clay, but she also dabbles in wire-working and uses various fibers and leather.
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    These are beautiful, I love adding fiber to my earrings and you've done it beautifully here! Thanks for sharing!

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    These are fabulous! Thanks for the how-to.

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    Just beautiful. Your choice of colors mesh so well together. There's a softness about them that draw you to them, and yet they are a truely dramatic earring. Thanks for the share. I cannot wait to "try" one of my own!

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