Falling Leaf Earrings
- 2mm Faceted Round Zircon Crystal, Multi Color (4) *
- 2mm Faceted Round Zircon Crystal, Olive (6) * The two strands listed of Zircon Crystal will be enough to complete necklace, bracelet & earrings
- Flat Ear Wires w/2mm Bead 14k Gold Filled (1 pair)
- Amoracast – Small Organic Square Connector Vermeille (2)
- Amoracast – Open Leaf Vermeille (2)
- 2” Long 24g, 14k Gold Filled Head Pins (4)
- 3.5x5.3mm Oval 22g, 14k Gold Filled Jump Rings (2)
Drop Length approx. 1.5”
Key Code for Beads: A = Olive Zircon B = Multi Zircon (use the orange, amber and yellow colors for this design)
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 for the wire wrap dangles. * Remember you can alter the placement of your ink mark depending on whether you want larger or smaller loops. These are small stones and so I created small delicate loops to go with them.
2. Take a headpin and thread A (3) then make a loop that is large enough to thread through loop on square connector and encompass the top part of the square link. This dangle will hang inside the
square link (look at photo if you need clarification). * You will need to keep the neck small and try for two wraps, so that the dangle does not become too long to fit in the square. If this is a problem, you could make the dangle with two beads instead of three). * Repeat with the second earring.
3. Take a headpin and thread B (2) then make loop that will thread into one of the two openings on the bottom, pointy end, of leaf, then complete wire wrap. * I placed an orange bead first followed by a yellow bead, with the idea that the leaves were changing color through the length of the earring. * Repeat with second earring.
4. Using your flat nose and needle nose pliers carefully open a jump ring and thread onto the top loop of the leaf then thread into the loop at the bottom of the square connector, close the jump ring making sure that there are no gaps. * Repeat with second earring.
5. The final step is to attach the top loop of the square connector to the ear wire. Using flat nose and needle nose pliers open the loop on ear wire (to the side to prevent un-rounding the loop), thread the square connector and close. * Repeat with second earring.
6. Now it is time to try on the earrings & admire your handiwork.
Jewelry designed by Steph Stirniman at magpiecollectives.com