Painted Geometric Wood Loop Earrings
Designer Kristen Fagan

Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 16"
Size 11 Delica Beads - 84 pcs
Wooden Rectangle Beads - 2 pcs
Jump Rings - 2 pcs
Ear Wires - 1 pair
2x2mm Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs

Tools

Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Bead Stoppers
Acrylic Paint and Modge Podge (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Cut two 8" pieces of .019 diameter Soft Flex Wire. Clip a bead stopper to one end of your wire pieces. String 15 delica beads, 1 wood rectangle bead, 15 delica beads and a crimp tube. Remove the bead stopper and feed that wire end through the crimp tube, center the loop and crimp.



Step 2: String 6 delica beads on each side of the wire. Add a crimp tube to one wire and string the other wire end through the crimp tube to complete the circle and crimp. Trim excess wire. Add a jump ring and ear wire. Repeat on the second earring. Earring finished size is 2" not including the ear wire.



Step 3: If you want you can add acrylic paint details to the wood beads with a brush or paint marker, leaving some of the wood exposed. Lastly, add a coat of Modge Podge to the wood beads to seal them. You could do this step first however, I like to add paint details after the jewelry is made. It's a little backwards I suppose but, I enjoy letting the design speak to me and help me decide what pattern to add.



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.