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​“Early Morning Glow” 3-Drop Earrings

​“Early Morning Glow” 3-Drop Earrings

“Early Morning Glow” 3-Drop Earrings

The beads in these earrings were laid out in the following order: blue beads closest to the ear wire, pink/green beads in the middle section and apricot/orange beads at the bottom, this is my version of the sun beginning to rise.

Materials Needed:

Approx. Length: 2” from loop on ear wire

Tools Required:

Needle Nose Pliers

Round Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers

Wire Cutters

Bead Mat

Sharpie

Key Code: A = 8mm Rd Alashan Agate B = 4mm Flower Disc – Brushed Gold

Instructions on Construction:

1. You will work on both earrings at the same time as this helps in sizing. Start by taking a sharpie and drawing a line across both prongs on your round nose pliers, close to the pointy ends. This will give you an accurate place to line up your wire every time you make a loop. * Remember you can alter the placement of your ink mark depending on whether you want larger or smaller loops.

2. To make the bottom section of earring: Take headpin and thread on B (1), A (1), B (1) then using needle nose and round nose pliers make a small loop then wrap wire & trim. * Repeat with the second earring.

3. To make middle section of earring: Take a headpin and cut off the ball end then make a small loop, thread this onto the loop on the bottom section that you have just made, then complete one full turn wrap but DO NOT trim. Thread on A (1), make a small loop & wrap one full turn. You can now wrap half turn at a time, on alternate ends, until you fill in space, trim and tamp in pointy end if needed. * Repeat with the second earring.

4. To make top section of earrings: Take a headpin and cut off the ball end then make a small loop, thread this onto the loop on the top of middle section, then complete one full turn wrap but DO NOT trim. Thread on B (1), A (1), B (1), make a small loop & wrap one full turn. You can now wrap half turn at a time, on alternate ends, until you fill in space, trim and tamp in pointy end if needed. * Repeat with the second earring.

5. Using flat nose pliers carefully open loop on ear wire then thread into loop on top section that you have just completed, then close carefully making sure that loop is securely closed. * Repeat with second earring.

6. Now it is time to try on the earrings & admire your handywork.

7. Enjoy!

Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at magpiecollectives.com

21st Jun 2021 Steph Stirniman

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