Pearls and Peridot
Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Beginner

Materials

24 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - approx. 4"
22 gauge Non-Tarnish Sliver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - approx. 6"
3mm Peridot Rondelles - 10 pcs
Small Pearl Rondelles - 10 pcs

Tools

Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Cutters
Burr Cup

Instructions

Step 1: To make ear wires for the earrings, use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutters to cut about 2 inches of 22 Gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire from the spool. Use the narrow end of Soft Flex® Professional Round Nose Pliers to form a simple loop at one end of the wire. Move the pliers 1/2 an inch away from the simple loop. Using the wide end of the pliers, wrap the wire in the opposite direction as the simple loop. Repeat entire step to form a second ear wire.

Step 2: Use Soft Flex® Professional Flush Cutters to cut 1 inch of 22 Gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire from the spool.

Step 3: Use Round Nose Pliers to form a loop on one end of the wire. Form a loop on the other end of the wire, in the opposite direction as the first.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 five times to form a total of six figure 8 links. Use Chain Nose Pliers to connect the links, making sure to open and close the loops as you would a jump ring by twisting the loop away from itself, rather than pulling it apart. Attach one end of the chain to 1 ear wire.

Step 5: Use 2 inches of wire to string 1 Peridot Rondelle to the center of the wire. Use 1 end of wire to wrap up and around the bead and coil once around the wire above the bead. Use the other end of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the bottom link of the chain.

Step 6: Repeat Step 5 using 1 pearl.

Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 four times, moving up one link of chain each time.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 1-7 to make a second earring.


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.