Ladder Stitch Earrings
Designer Sara Oehler

Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Butterscotch Imperial Topaz .019 diameter Soft Flex Beading Wire - 14 inches
2mm x 2mm Gold-Filled Crimp Tubes - 12 pcs
3mm Gold-Filled Crimp Covers - 12 pcs
Gold Ear Wires - 1 pair
4mm Sun Crystal Bicones - 2 pcs
4mm Topaz Crystal Bicones - 16 pcs

Tools

Wire Cutters
Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size: 2"


Step 1: Use 7" of beading wire to string 1 topaz crystal, 1 sun crystal, 1 topaz crystal, and 1 crimp tube to the center of the wire.

Step 2: Pass through the crimp tube again and adjust the wire to form about an 8mm ring in the center of the beading wire strand. Crimp the crimp tube and cover the tube with 1 crimp cover.

Step 3: There should be two strands of wire, one coming out of each side of the crimp from Step 2. Use Strand 1 to string 1 topaz crystal. Use Strand 2 to string 1 topaz crystal and 1 crimp tube. Pass Strand 1 through the crimp tube (in the opposite direction as String 2) and adjust the wire to form about an 8mm ring on top of the previous 8mm ring. Crimp the crimp tube and cover the tube with 1 crimp cover.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 once. [Note: To make longer earrings, repeat Step 3 multiple times.]

Step 5: Use Strand 1 to string 1 topaz crystal. Use Strand 2 to string 1 topaz crystal, 1 crimp tube, 1 ear wire and 1 crimp tube. Pass Strand 1 back through the crimp tube, the ear wire and the second crimp tube and adjust the wire to form about an 8mm ring above the previous ring. Crimp the crimp tubes and cover each crimp tube with 1 crimp cover.

Step 6: Repeat Steps 1-5 for the second earring.




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