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​“Early Morning Glow” - Diamond Drop Earrings

​“Early Morning Glow” - Diamond Drop Earrings

“Early Morning Glow” - Diamond Drop Earrings

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) 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 B (7), make a larger loop that you can thread onto the open square & 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: Using flat nose pliers carefully open loop on ear wire then thread onto top of open square, then close carefully making sure that loop is securely closed. * Repeat with second earring.

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

6. Enjoy!

Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at magpiecollectives.com

21st Jun 2021 Steph Stirniman

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