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5 Free Jewelry Projects
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How to Make Earrings:
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Copper Caper Earrings
Unexpected Pearl Earrings
Crystal Corona Earrings
Indian Summer Earrings
. Earrings make terrific projects for leftover beads from larger projects. . . Practice hammering and piercing holes in metal with the organic Unexpected Pearl Earrings by Step by Step Wire Jewelry editor Denise Peck. . Beading Daily editor 1 Copper Caper Earrings 2 CarolE rodgErS . . and even the most complicated earring designs can usually be completed in an evening. . . . . . . . Start your earring exploration with the easy Copper Caper Earrings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nor does Beadwork. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jewelry Making with Beading Daily: How to Make Earrings: 5 Free Jewelry Projects includes a range of earring ideas using different materials and techniques. . . . . . . or endorse any of the advertisers. . . and Stringing do not recommend. . . approve. . . . . . . services. . . Dustin wedekind ILLUSTraTION JIll MaCKay . . . . . . . Step by Step Beads. . . . . . . . . . PagE 12 presented by beadingdaily Projects and information are for inspiration and personal use only. . . . Beadwork. . . . . . . . BEaDINg DaILY Crystal Corona Earrings PIlar BUrg . . . . . Step by Step Wire Jewelry. . . . . . services. . . . . use your own judgment in evaluating the advertisers. . . . . you’re sure to get hooked on making earrings! How to Make Earrings: Michelle Mach. . . . . . . . . . 2 . or BeadingDaily evaluate the advertisers’ claims in any way. . . . . or BeadingDaily. . . . . . . . . . PagE 3 J Ew E L rY M a k I N g w I T H B E a D I N g Da I LY H Ow TO M a k E E a r r I N g S 5 F r E E J Ew E L rY P rO J EC TS EDITOr. . . . . . . . . They were beautiful. . . . . ann Swanson. . . . .Jewelry Making with beadingdaily 5 Free Jewelry Projects Last weekend I visited my local bead shop. . and views advertised in Beadwork. there are always leftovers!) You can use earrings to perfect basic skills or experiment with color and texture on a small scale. . Joe Coca Bonnie Brooks. which feature a trendy mix of silver and copper. . . . . . . . . . . . . PagE 7 4 Unexpected Pearl Earrings dEnISE PECK . products. . . . . . . . . . . . . products. . BeadingDaily. . . . . . Of course.PagE 10 Basic Techniques . . . . . You can make a simple pair in five minutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No matter which project you try first. . . . . . . . . . . Step by Step Beads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . therefore. Step by Step Beads. Stringing. Finally. experiment with seed bead fringe with the lovely Hydrangea Earrings. . (If you shop like I do. . . . . . . . . . That experience is just one of the reasons I like earrings so much. . but I knew I’d never be able to afford an entire necklace of them. . . Step by Step Wire Jewelry. . . . Step by Step Wire Jewelry. . . . . . . . . . Budget-friendly earrings also make great “one size fits all” gifts that are quick to create. . . . . . . . . . Then play with color with the Crystal Corona Earrings. . . . . I couldn’t resist looking around and fell in love with some blue oval lampworked beads. . . . intending to pick up a few head pins and jump rings to finish a project. . . . . You should. . . . . . . Buying just two beads for earrings let me indulge my expensive taste without blowing my entire beading budget. . . . . or views advertised in this publication. . . . . . . . . . . Highlight your prettiest pearls and gemstones with the handcrafted silver bead frames in the Indian Summer Earrings. . . . . . . . Stringing. . .PagE 4 Michelle Mach CrEaTIvE SErvICES DESIgNEr Mark Dobroth PHOTOgraPHY 3 Indian Summer Earrings 5 Hydrangea Earrings Contents Jim Lawson.PagE 8 KEllI BUrnS .
Techniques stringing.Copper Caper Earrings design by Carole Rodgers Originally published in Step By Step Beads. Carole Rodgers is an internationally known beading designer.com 3 .jays-of-tucson. teacher.com. March/april 2009. Make a wrapped loop just above the last bead. Open each ear wire with chain-nose pliers and attach a beaded head pin. Her published books include Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects and Beading Basics. Bali beads and ear wires: Check your local bead store. She is presently working on a sequel to the latter. www. Jewelry Making with beadingdaily: How to Make Earrings: 5 free Jewelry Projects © Interweave Press • Not to be reprinted • All rights reserved • www. 1 Bali bead. wireworking Materials 2 Bali silver 10mm beads 4 copper 4mm round beads 2 decorative silver 2” head pins 1 pair silver ear wires Tools Chain-nose pliers Round-nose pliers Wire cutters Jim Lawson Thread the following onto each head pin: 1 copper bead. and 1 copper bead. Make a quick pair of earrings to match the beautiful Copper Caper necklace on page 22 of the March/April 2009 issue of Step by Step Beads.beadingdaily. resources Copper beads: Jay’s of Tucson. and author.
She can be reached at pilar.5 g size 15° Japanese seed beads Fireline 6lb test 1 pair French ear wires Jim Lawson Tools Pilar Burg is an active member of the Iowa Bead Society and lives in Iowa. Scissors Round-nose pliers Size 12 thin beading needle Finished size: 1". May/June 2009.Crystal Corona Earrings design by Pilar Burg Originally published in Step by Step Beads. This easy.com.com 4 . These crystal sunbursts can be made in any color combo you choose. where she works as a computer programmer. not including the ear wire Jewelry Making with beadingdaily: How to Make Earrings: 5 free Jewelry Projects © Interweave Press • Not to be reprinted • All rights reserved • www. Just mix your favorite color of bicones with contrasting or matching seed beads.burg@q. but beautiful design begs to be repeated again and again! Technique netting Materials 40 bicone 4mm crystals .beadingdaily.
51. 1 seed. leaving an 8” tail. 1 seed. Do not pull too snug or the shape will cup. Figure 3 Figure 6 Step 4: Continue around the circle. String the inside of the medallion as follows for a total of 12 beads: 1 size 11° seed. Figure 4 Step 7: Pass back through outer circle of beads created in Steps 5 and 6 to tighten the circle. 1 crystal. passing through the seed beads 7. 1 crystal. repeating the bead pattern in Step 5. 1 crystal. 37. Figure 1 Step 2: Tie the beads into a circle using a surgeon’s knot. but do not cut the thread. 1 seed. repeating the bead pattern in Step 3. 1 and exiting bead 3 (Figure 4). Knot the working thread to existing thread between beads in several half hitches. passing through beads 30. 1 seed. 11. 1 crystal. Figure 5 Figure 2 Step 6: Continue around the circle. bead 23 (Figure 5). Step 5: Pass through the next 3 seeds and crystal. 1 crystal. 3 seeds.Make the medallion Step 1: String a needle onto a 1-yard length of Fireline. beads 13–16. Pilar Burg’s Crystal Corona Earrings presented by beadingdaily 5 . Step 3: String 3 seeds. 1 seed and pass through the next crystal. 44. skip the next crystal in the circle and pass through the seed bead 5 (Figure 3). 1 seed. 1 crystal. 1 crystal. String 1 seed. 9. 1 crystal (Figure 1). Pass through the circle to exit bead 3 (Figure 2). exiting crystal bead 51. and exiting bead (crystal) 16 (Figure 6).
pass through beads added in step 8 (Figure 7). Feed Your Doorknocker Bracelet Figure 8 Step 10: For added security. Thread a needle on the tail and weave that into the beads. Repeat Steps 1–12 to make a second earring. Close the loop of the ear wire. and continue through beads 52. 53 and 54. 1 seed. Need to Bead! Satisfy your hunger for great jewelry designs at interweavestore. Repeat through the loop of beads again. including bead 54 to reinforce (Figure 8). Reinforce. wirework. bracelets. Step 12: Using round-nose pliers. Download today and string. Slip the loop of the ear wire through the loop of seeds at the top of the medallion. and weave beads to your heart’s content. beads 52–56. open the loop on an ear wire. and more—all in a variety of techniques to suit your taste. Choose from hundreds of patterns for necklaces. 1 crystal. Netted Jewel Earrings Sakura interweavestore.Make the bail Step 8: String 1 seed. Step 11: Weave thread into beads and tie off using half-hitch knots. 1 crystal. earrings. 1 seed and pass back through bead 51 (Figure 7). passing back through the beads just added.com for one-stop shopping! 6 Visit today at Pilar Burg’s Crystal Corona Earrings presented by beadingdaily .com. Trim. Figure 7 Step 9: String 6 seeds and pass back through bead 54. trim.
and silver beads and findings.jillmackay.018 beading wire Joe Coca Tools Wire cutters Crimping pliers Finished size: 21⁄2" Step 1: Use 6½" of wire to string 1 crimp tube and 1 ear wire.com. 1 seed bead.jillmackay.beadstobead.ebay.com 7 . Great results. Pearls: www. pass back through the tube and crimp.com. page 58). 1 teardrop (wide end first). firemountaingems. Simple to make. (480) 5456009. these stunning earrings feature an eye-catching combination of pearl. Bead frames: Jill MacKay. and imagination. Trim the wire close to the crimp tube.com/ foxy-findings_pearls.com. Techniques stringing. Jill MacKay is a longtime professional jewelry designer and author. 1 seed bead. Jewelry Making with beadingdaily: How to Make Earrings: 5 free Jewelry Projects © Interweave Press • Not to be reprinted • All rights reserved • www. www. 1 rondelle. www. known for her prolific creativity. www. seed.com.beadingdaily. (972) 304-0289. 1 seed bead. www. Snug the beads and crimp. A great complement to Jill’s Indian Summer Necklace (Beadwork.. stone. 1 seed bead. resources Check your local bead shop or contact: Quartz rondelles: Beads to Bead. 1 seed bead. august/September 2008. String 1 pearl and pass through the other hole of the frame (Figure 1). Quartz teardrops: Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a second earring.stores. (800) 355-2137. String 1 pearl. Seed beads: Artgems Inc. August/September 2008. enthusiasm.Indian Summer Earrings design by Jill MacKay Originally published in Beadwork. 1 pearl. 1 pearl. crimping Materials 12 slate gray matte metallic size 11° seed beads 8 bronze peacock size 4mm side-drilled button pearls 2 smoky quartz 8×4mm faceted rondelles 2 smoky quartz 5×8mm vertically drilled faceted teardrops 2 sterling silver 17×13mm 6-leaf decorative bead frames with 5mm openings 4 sterling silver 2mm crimp tubes 2 sterling silver ear wires 13" of .com.artgemsinc. Step 2: String 1 seed bead. Her website is www. and one hole of 1 bead frame. and 1 crimp tube.
Keshi pearls throw a wrench into your expectations of pearl jewelry. Because of their irregular shapes. Jewelry Making with beadingdaily: How to Make Earrings: 5 free Jewelry Projects © Interweave Press • Not to be reprinted • All rights reserved • www. Fall 2008.com 8 . more organic metal setting. Technique wireworking Materials 2" of 14-gauge sterling silver wire 12” of 26-gauge sterling silver wire Two 7mm keshi pearls 2 sterling silver earwires Tools Wire cutters Ball-peen hammer Awl Steel bench block Round-nose pliers Chain-nose pliers Metal file Denise Peck is the editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry and author of the best-selling book Wire Style (Interweave. they look great when paired with a rougher.Unexpected Pearl Earrings design by Denise Peck Originally published in Step By Step Wire Jewelry.beadingdaily. all other photos courtesy of the author. 2008). Photo of finished piece by Jim Lawson.
Add the earwires on the other end of each earring. Step 4: Use an awl and hammer to pierce a hole in both ends of both pieces. 13 fabulous episodes in this 4 DVD set Step 3: Use the ball end of the hammer to texture each flattened piece. Baubles and Jewels awaits beaders who want to take their jewelry making to the next level.com Denise Peck’s Unexpected Pearl Earrings presented by beadingdaily 9 . Step 5: Start a wire-wrapped loop on a pearl with 6" of 26-gauge wire. Learn your personal style and how to incorporate what you see around you in your jewelry. and PMC. polymer clay. and file the ends smooth. Our team of experts will show you how to use a variety of elements to create smart and fashion-forward designs. recycled beads. Step 6: Wrap the 26-gauge wire to finish the wrapped loop. Learn and Create Step 2: Hammer both pieces of 14-gauge wire flat. you’ll be designing jewelry that only looks difficult to create. Watch. and insert the wire into one end of the flattened piece before wrapping the neck. Order your copy today online at interweavestore. Lucite and resins. An all new season of Beads. Using metals and wire.Step 1: Cut the 14-gauge wire into two 1" lengths. Enhance your skills and your wardrobe.
Oklahoma.com. Reach her at www. Kelli wanted to use marguerites for a simple project she could teach her clients.beadingdaily. Technique leaf fringe Materials 1 g rose size 15° Japanese seed beads 4 g transparent green size 11° Czech seed beads 40 rose 6mm marguerite crystals 2 sterling silver French ear wires 6 lb braided beading thread Tools Size 12 beading needle Chain-nose pliers Scissors Joe Coca Finished size: 2" Kelli Burns owns and teaches at The Hole Bead Shoppe in Bartlesville. april/May 2007. She is a frequent contributor to Beadwork. Jewelry Making with beadingdaily: How to Make Earrings: 5 free Jewelry Projects © Interweave Press • Not to be reprinted • All rights reserved • www.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The sparkle of the flower-shaped crystals and transparent seed beads make these a pair of earrings you’ll want in every color.Hydrangea Earrings design by Kelli Burns Originally published in Beadwork.com 10 .
Use 6' of thread to string 6 green seed beads.Step 1: Leafy vine. (918) 338-2444. Large leaves. then string 4 green and pass back through the first 3 beads to form a fringe. and thread: The Hole Bead Shoppe.theholebeadshop. String 12 green. Repeat to make a second set of large and small leaves (or for the desired length). pull snug and pass back through the crystal. www. pass back through the fourth and fifth beads to form a loop. Pass through the first crystal and seed bead again to tighten the cluster. pass back through the fifth and sixth beads. Step 2: Flowers. resources Check your local bead shop or contact: Swarovski marguerite crystals. ear wires. Pass back through the next 4 green to exit between the next set of leaves (Figure 4). String 6 green. String 8 green and pass back through the second and first beads to form a loop (Figure 1). String 1 crystal and 1 rose seed bead. End the vine with a set of large leaves. pass back through the second and first beads to form a loop (Figure 2). Repeat four times for a total of five flower clusters. String 10 green. Repeat all steps for a second earring. Repeat three times to form a cluster of four flowers. the marguerites may fray or even cut the thread. seed beads. Figure 1 Figure 2 Tip Do not pull your thread too hard. Small leaves. Use the pliers to twist the ear-wire loop open and attach it to the seed bead loop at the start of the vine. exiting between the last set of leaves (Figure 3).com. pass through them again to form a circle. Figure 3 Figure 4 Kelli Burns’s Hydrangea Earrings presented by beadingdaily 11 .
Pull tight to hide the knot. grasp each side of its opening with a pair of pliers. Pass back through the tube. Trim the excess wire to finish. Trim the excess wire. Pass back into the foundation row or fabric. String a length of beads plus 1 bead. but not past it. Pass through a few beads and pull tight to hide the knot. Pass back through means to move your needle in the opposite direction. to preserve the 90° bend. Skipping the last bead. Don’t have this popular book? Call (800) 272-2193 or visit interweavestore. Weave through several beads until you reach the place to resume beading. repeat to the end of the row. Use round-nose pliers to grasp the wire after the bend. into pendants. neTTing (Single ThReaD) begin with a 90° bend at least 2" from the end of the wire. Form a wrapped loop with the straight-up wire. STRinging Exit from your foundation row of beads or fabric. String another 5 beads. and trimming at the loop. Begin by stringing a base row of 13 beads. pass back through all the beads just strung to create a fringe leg. heavier-looking wrapped loop by wrapping the wire back up over the coils. twist in opposite directions so that you can open and close without distorting the shape.com. leaving a short tail. 2005). Start the new thread by tying a knot between beads and weaving through a few beads. Rotate the tube 90° and use the front notch to form the pinched tube into a clean cylinder. Stringing is a technique in which you use beading wire. needle and thread. Wrapped-loop bails turn side-drilled beads. or other material to gather beads into a strand. Don’t pull apart. The bead will be able to slide along but will still provide tension to work against when you’re beading the first two rows. To form a simple loop. Basic Techniques presented by beadingdaily 12 . roll the pliers toward the bend. pass back through the center bead of the next net and continue. Weave through a few more beads and trim the thread close to the work.Basic Techniques These basic instructions are adapted from The Beader’s Companion (Interweave. F i n i S h i n g a n D S Ta R T i n g new ThReaDS Tie off your old thread when it’s about 4" long by making a simple knot between beads. making sure not to split your thread. use flat-nose pliers to make a 90° bend at least ½" from the end of the wire. TenSion BeaD String a crimp tube and pass through the connection finding. To open a jump ring. string a bead larger than those you are working with. leaving a wire on each side of the bend. To f o r m a A tension bead (or stopper bead) holds your work in place. Use the back notch of a pair of crimping pliers to pinch the tube into a U. usually teardrops. String 5 beads. Pa S S T h R o u g h v S Pa S S B a C K T h R o u g h CRiMPing wiRewoRKing Pass through means to move your needle in the same direction that the beads have been strung. skip 3 beads of the base row. and pass back through the next. Center the bead on a 3" or longer piece of wire. pass back through the last 3 beads (one leg of the last net). Use round-nose pliers to form a simple loop with a tail overlapping the bend. then wrap the other wire around it to form a few coils. String 5 beads and pass back through the fifth bead from the end of the base row. To make one. Make a thicker. Use your thumb to continue the wrap around the nose of the pliers. toward the loop. Bend one end straight up at the center of the bead. Wrap the tail tightly down the neck of the wire two or three times. then pass through the bead one or more times. Bend both ends of the wire up the sides and across the top of the bead. To turn. Instead. Trim the wire next to the bend. wrapping it back down over the already formed coils. FRinge wrapped loop. Open a simple loop just as you would a jump ring (see below).
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