Pink Tourmaline Dangles
Designer Virginia Magdaleno
Skill Level Intermediate

Materials

26 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 Spool
22 gauge Non-Tarnish Silver Plated Soft Flex Craft Wire - 1 Spool
Faceted Pink Tourmaline Saucers - 64 pcs
Faceted Tourmaline Briolettes - 14 pcs

Tools

Round Nose Pliers
Cutters
Needle Nose Pliers

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 2 inches of 26 Gauge Soft Flex® Craft Wire. Use the wire and 1 Faceted Tourmaline Briolette to form a wire wrapped bail. Repeat entire Step to form 10 Briolette bails.

Step 3: Use 2 inches of 26 Gauge wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to 1 bail. String 1 Faceted Pink Tourmaline Saucer and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 4: Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the previous wire wrapped loop. String 1 Saucer and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to form a second short chain.

Step 6: Repeat Step 3. Repeat Step 4 four times. Repeat entire step to form a second medium chain.

Step 7: Repeat Step 3. Repeat Step 4 five times to form a long chain.

Step 8: Use 6 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the end of one short chain. String 1 Saucer, 1 medium chain, 1 Saucer, 1 Briolette, 1 Saucer, 1 long chain, 1 Saucer, 1 Briolette, 1 Saucer, 1 medium chain, and 1 Saucer. Form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the second short chain.

Step 9: Use 2 inches of wire to form a wire wrapped loop that attaches to the first wire wrapped loop formed in Step 8. String 1 Saucer and form a wire wrapped loop.

Step 10: Repeat Step 4 twice.

Step 11: Repeat Steps 9 and 10, attaching the first wire wrapped loop to the second wire wrapped loop formed in Step 8.

Step 12: Attach 1 ear wire to the final wire wrapped loops formed in Steps 10 and 11.

Step 13: Repeat Steps 3-12 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.