Mediterranean Dangles

Designer Kristen Fagan
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Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Diameter - 16"
20ga Bronze Soft Flex Craft Wire - 6"
4mm Opal Aqua Fire Polish Beads from Beadaholique - 12 pcs
6mm TierraCast Gold Plated Deco Cube Beads from Art Beads - 8 pcs
2x2mm Gold Filled Crimp Tubes - 2 pcs

Tools

Universal Magical Crimper
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cutters
Nylon Tipped Hammer
Anvil
Burr Cup

Instructions





Step 1:
Cut Soft Flex Beading Wire into two 8" lengths, one for each earring. String crimp tube, one turquoise fire polish bead, one gold plated spacer bead and one turquoise fire polish bead. Take the other end of the wire make a circle back through the crimp tube for your first loop.



Step 2: Using the tail that went through the crimp for the loop, string your beads for the second loop. Alternate 1 turquoise fire polish bead and 1 gold plated bead until you have 4 turquoise fire polish beads and 3 gold plated beads.



Step 3: Take your wire tail and feed it through the crimp tube again making your second loop. Adjust wires until you are happy with size of both loops. When ready, use your Magical Crimpers to close the crimp tube. Click here for magical crimping instructions.

Step 4: Finally, trim off the excess wire close to the crimp. Make your second earring dangle the same way. When making the second earring pay attention to the loop sizes of both loops before crimping.



Step 5: Now, we'll make two ear wires. For the ear wires, cute two 3" lengths of your 20G Craft Wire. Using your Nylon jaw pliers smooth out your wire. Then, create a wire loop on one end of each wire piece with your round nose pliers. Measure your wire piece and at about 1.25" mark use your chain nose pliers to bend the backward. Trim the wire tails to your desired length.



Step 6: Using your hammer and block, work harden the loop area and the front facing portion of the wire, then with the bur cup file down the wire end that goes through your ear.

Step 7: Finally, open your ear wire loops with your chain nose pliers and attach each to your earring dangles.


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.