Cut a 5 in. (.13m) piece of beading wire. Alternate seed beads andaquamarine beads three times,beginning and ending with a seedbead. Center the beads on the wire.
String an x-shaped spacer, leadingeach strand through half the x. String aseed bead, an aquamarine and a seedbead on each wire. Then string a disc, aquartz bead, a disc, three seed beads,and a disc over both wires.
Pull the wires tight to align. String acrimp bead and a 4mm soldered jumpring. Go back through the crimp beadand the disc. Tighten the wire, crimpthe crimp bead, and trim the excesswire.Open the earring wire loop. Slide onthe jump ring. Close the loop.
Make a second earring to match thefirst.
Accent your birthstone necklace with a braceletand earrings to make a complete set
by Karin Buckingham