Willowy Earrings
Designer Jamie Hogsett

Skill Level Beginner

Materials

Chrysoprase .019 diameter Soft Flex Beading Wire
Fluorite .019 diameter Soft Flex Beading Wire
Green Emerald .019 diameter Soft Flex Beading Wire
Copper Color .019 diameter Soft Flex Metallics Beading Wire
Non-Tarnish Copper 26 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire
Non-Tarnish Copper 22 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire
2mm x 2mm Copper Crimp Tubes - 16 pcs
3mm Copper Crimp Covers - 16 pcs
3mm x 3mm Copper Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs
Copper Ear Wires - 1 pair
24mm Festive Green Pita Pat Carved Basketweave Kazuri Beads from Antelope Beads - 2 pcs

Tools

Cutters
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Crimping Pliers
Mighty Crimping Pliers

Instructions

Finished Size:2 3/4"

Step 1: Cut two 5" pieces of every color of beading wire for a total of eight pieces of wire. Set aside.

Step 2: Use 3" of 22-gauge wire to form a wire-wrapped loop that attaches to 1 ear wire. String 1 bead and form a wire-wrapped loop.

Step 3: Use 1 piece of each beading wire color (four pieces total) to string the previous wrapped loop to the center of the wires. Use all eight wire ends to string 1 mighty crimp tube. Snug the tube toward the wrapped loop, leaving a small loop of beading wire, and crimp. Use 6" of 26-gauge wire to wrap around the crimp tube several times, overlapping the wire to cover the tube. Tuck the wire ends into the wrap.

Step 4: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at three-quarters of the way up the wire from the end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 5: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube half of the way up the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 6: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the tube at one-quarter of the way up the wire from the end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 7: Use 1 wire end to string 1 crimp tube. Place the at the very end of the wire and crimp. Cover the tube with 1 crimp cover. Repeat with a second wire.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 2-7 for the second earring.